SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 1571
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES JONES (117) (Sponsor), LOEHNER, NANCE, ERVIN, COX, SILVEY, GUERNSEY, WILSON (130), FRAME, SCHLOTTACH, LAIR, SCHIEFFER, DUSENBERG, WELLS, POLLOCK, WILSON (119), DIEHL, DEEKEN, NOLTE, GRISAMORE, MEADOWS, DIECKHAUS, SCHAD, DAY, KRAUS, KUESSNER AND BRANDOM (Co-sponsors).
4241L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 21.145, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the daily expense allowance for senators and representatives, with an emergency clause.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 21.145, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 21.145, to read as follows:
21.145. 1. Each senator or representative shall be reimbursed from the state treasury for actual and necessary expenses in an amount equal to eighty percent of the federal per diem established by the Internal Revenue Service for Jefferson City for each day on which the journal of the senate or house, respectively, shows the presence of such senator or representative. Upon certification by the president and secretary of the senate and by the speaker and chief clerk of the house of representatives as to the respective members thereof, the commissioner of administration shall approve and the state treasurer shall pay monthly such expense allowance.
2. Beginning on the effective date of this act and for a period ending two years from the effective date of this act, the reimbursement rate provided in subsection 1 of this section shall be the same as the rate in effect on September 30, 2009, and shall not be increased.
Section B. Because of the dire budget circumstances facing this state in the coming years, 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.