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HF 158

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:34am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/21/2009

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to the legislature; prohibiting per diem payments to members during
certain special sessions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 3.099,
subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 3.099, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Pay days; mileage; per diem.

The compensation of each member
of the legislature is due on the first day of the regular legislative session of the term and
payable in equal parts on January 15, in the first month of each term and on the first
day of each following month during the term for which the member was elected. The
compensation of each member of the legislature elected at a special election is due on the
day the member takes the oath of office and payable within ten days of taking the oath for
the remaining part of the month in which the oath was taken, and then in equal parts on the
first day of each following month during the term for which the member was elected.

Each member shall receive mileage for necessary travel to the place of meeting and
returning to the member's residence in the amount and for trips as authorized by the senate
for senate members and by the house of representatives for house members.

Each member shall also receive per diem living expenses during a regular or
special session of the legislature in the amounts and for the purposes as determined by
the senate for senate members and by the house of representatives for house membersnew text begin,
except that members must not receive per diem living expenses for a special session that
is called within 60 days of adjournment of a regular session in an odd-numbered year
because the legislature failed to pass
new text endnew text beginthe primary bill establishing state tax policy and the
primary bill making appropriations in each of the following areas: higher education; early
childhood through high school education; agriculture and rural development; environment
and natural resources; health and human services; state government finance; economic
development; public safety; and transportation. A member must not receive per diem
living expenses during a special session that is called in an even-numbered year because
the legislature failed to pass a bill making appropriations for capital investment during the
regular session that year
new text end.

On January 15 in the first month of each term and on the first day of each following
month, the secretary of the senate and the chief clerk of the house of representatives shall
certify to the commissioner of finance, in duplicate, the amount of compensation then
payable to each member of their respective houses and its total.

Sec. 2. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end