WEST virginia Legislature
2017 FIRST EXTRAORDINARY session
House Bill 105
By Delegates Baldwin, Miley, Bates, Fluharty, Fleischauer, Marcum, R. Miller, Brewer, Robinson, Love and Hartman
[Introduced May 5, 2017; Referred to the Committee on Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §4-2A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to limiting the number of days that members of the Legislature may receive compensation during an extended and extraordinary session if the budget bill has not been enacted.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §4-2A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2A. COMPENSATION FOR AND EXPENSES OF MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
§4-2A-3. Compensation for members of the Legislature during any extension of regular session or during extraordinary session.
Each member of the Legislature shall receive, in addition to the basic compensation provided for in section two of this article, additional compensation of $150 per day for each day of attendance in person upon any business of the Senate or House of Delegates, as the case may be, on each day upon which the Senate or House of Delegates is actually called to order during each extension of regular session or during extraordinary session of the Legislature: Provided, That no member of the Legislature may receive compensation for more than five days of attendance for all extended or extraordinary sessions, following the regular session of the Legislature, during which the budget bill has not been enacted for the upcoming fiscal year. The additional compensation shall be paid from time-to-time during any extended session or extraordinary session, as prescribed by rules established by the Legislative Auditor.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to limit the compensation of members of the Legislature to no more than five days in a special session where a budget bill has not been enacted.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.