SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2476
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES FLOOK (Sponsor), KRAUS, SMITH (150), PRATT, MOLENDORP, AYRES, NANCE, STREAM, WELLS, FISHER (125), ZERR, BURLISON AND DUSENBERG (Co-sponsors).
5444L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 21.140, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to compensation of members of the general assembly.
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Section A. Section 21.140, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 21.140, to read as follows: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. 1. 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. 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.
2. Beginning on January 5, 2011, the annual salary of each senator and representative shall be reduced by five thousand dollars or by such prorated portion of five thousand dollars as provided in this subsection. For the portion of the fiscal year from January 5, 2011, to June 30, 2011, such reduction shall be calculated on a prorated basis based on the number of compensation periods remaining in such portion of the fiscal year. For the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 2011, the annual salary of each senator and representative shall be five thousand dollars less than the annual salary received on January 4, 2011, and no annual salary adjustment shall be made under section 105.005. For all fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2012, the annual salary of each senator and representative shall be five thousand dollars less than the annual salary received on January 4, 2011, plus any salary adjustment as provided in section 105.005, but no adjustment to the annual salary shall include any immediate increase necessary to return such annual salary amounts to the full salary amounts received on January 4, 2011.