§4-2A-2. Basic compensation for services; proration.
      (a) Beginning in the calendar year two thousand nine and for each calendar year after that, each member of the Legislature shall receive as basic compensation for his or her services the sum of twenty thousand dollars per calendar year, to be paid as provided in subsection (b) of this section. In addition to the basic compensation, members shall receive the additional compensations as are expressly provided in sections three, four and five of this article. All other increased amounts or new amounts in respect to the compensation of members of the Legislature, set forth in the resolution of the Citizens Legislative Compensation Commission, dated the ninth day of January, two thousand seven, and implemented in sections two, four, six and eight of this article providing for new amounts or amounts increased to new amounts greater than those in force and effect on the first day of January, two thousand seven, become effective for calendar year two thousand nine and each calendar year after that: Provided, That increased amounts or new amounts in respect to the expenses of members of the Legislature, set forth in said resolution, and implemented in sections six and eight of this article providing for new amounts or amounts increased to new amounts greater than those in force and effect on the first day of January, two thousand seven, become effective for calendar year two thousand eight and each calendar year after that.
     (b) The basic compensation is payable as follows:
     (1) In the year two thousand nine, and every fourth year after that:
     (A) Five thousand dollars in each of February, March and April, payable twice a month; and
     (B) Six hundred twenty-five dollars in each of January, May, June, July, August, September, October and November, payable once a month.
     (2) Beginning in two thousand ten, in all years except those described in subdivision (1) of this subsection:
     (A) Five thousand dollars in each of January, February and March, payable twice a month; and
     (B) Six hundred twenty-five dollars in each of April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November, payable once a month;
     (c) In the event of the death, resignation or removal of a member of the Legislature and the appointment and qualification of his or her successor, the compensation provided in this section for the month in which the death, resignation or removal of the member of the Legislature occurs shall be prorated between the original member and his or her successor on the basis of the number of days served, including Saturdays and Sundays in the month.