§5-16-23. Members of Legislature may be covered, if cost of the entire coverage is paid by such members.
Notwithstanding the definition of the term "employee" contained in section two of this article and notwithstanding any other provision of this article to the contrary, members of the Legislature may participate in and be covered by any insurance plan or plans authorized hereunder for state officers and employees, except that all members of the Legislature who elect to participate in or to be covered by any such plan or plans shall pay their proportionate individual share of the full cost for all group coverage on themselves and their spouses and dependents, so that there will be no cost to the state for the coverage of any such members, spouses and dependents.