SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1750
92ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES YATES (Sponsor), HOBBS, BROWN, THRELKELD, PRATT AND DUSENBERG (Co-sponsors).
Read 1st time April 22, 2004 and copies ordered printed.
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 21.140, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to general assembly members salaries, with an emergency clause.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 21.140, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 21.140, to read as follows:
21.140. Each senator and representative shall receive from the treasury an annual salary of eighteen thousand seventy-eight dollars plus any salary adjustment provided pursuant to section 105.005, RSMo. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, for fiscal year 2005, the salary of each senator and representative shall be equal to ninety-seven percent of the sum of the salary and any adjustments received pursuant to section 105.005, RSMo, by each senator and representative in fiscal year 2004. The speaker of the house and the president pro tem of the senate shall each receive as additional annual compensation the amount of two thousand five hundred dollars, and the speaker pro tem of the house and the majority and minority floor leaders of the house and senate shall each receive as additional annual compensation the amount of one thousand five hundred dollars. Upon certification by the president and secretary of the senate and by the speaker and clerk of the house of representatives as to the respective members thereof, the commissioner of administration shall audit and the state treasurer shall pay such compensation. Senators and representatives shall receive, weekly, a mileage allowance as provided by law for state employees, in going to their place of meeting in Jefferson City from their place of residence, and returning from their place of meeting in Jefferson City to their place of residence while the legislature is in session, on the most usual route, if the senator or representative does travel to Jefferson City during that week.
Section B. Because of the need to balance the state budget, section A of this act is deemed necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, welfare, peace and safety, and is hereby declared to be an emergency act within the meaning of the constitution, and section A of this act shall be in full force and effect upon its passage and approval.