2006 Regular Session
To: Fees and Salaries of Public Officers; Appropriations
By: Representative Smith (27th), Evans, Holloway, Malone, Perkins
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 5-1-41, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO REVISE THE COMPENSATION OF LEGISLATORS; TO BRING FORWARD SECTIONS 5-1-45 AND 5-1-46, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, WHICH PROVIDE COMPENSATION FOR THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE AND SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE, FOR PURPOSES OF AMENDMENT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 5-1-41, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
5-1-41. Beginning with the 2007 Regular Session of the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, each Senator and Representative of the Legislature shall receive as compensation at each regular session the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) and the mileage allowance provided by Section 25-3-41, for each mile of the distance by the most direct route usually traveled in coming to and returning from the place where the Legislature sits. Beginning on April 16,1997, each Senator and Representative shall receive for attending each extraordinary session or called session the sum of Seventy-five Dollars ($75.00) per day and mileage at the same rate as per regular session. In addition to the above, beginning on April 16, 2006, each Senator and Representative and the Lieutenant Governor shall receive the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) for expenses incidental to such office for every full month of the Senator's or Representative's term, except any month or major fraction thereof when the Legislature is convened in regular or extraordinary session; and payments shall be made to each Senator and Representative and the Lieutenant Governor by the State Treasurer between the first and tenth day of each month following the month for which the payments are due.
SECTION 2. Section 5-1-45, Mississippi Code of 1972, is brought forward as follows:
5-1-45. Beginning on June 4, 1997, the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall receive an annual salary in an amount equal to Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00). The salary provided for the President Pro Tempore under this section shall be in addition to the compensation and expense allowance established for members of the Legislature under Section 5-1-41.
SECTION 3. Section 5-1-46, Mississippi Code of 1972, is brought forward as follows:
5-1-46. Beginning on June 4, 1997, the Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives shall receive an annual salary in an amount equal to Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00). The salary provided for the Speaker Pro Tempore under this section shall be in addition to the compensation and expense allowance established for members of the Legislature under Section 5-1-41.
SECTION 4. The Attorney General of the State of Mississippi shall submit this act, immediately upon approval by the Governor, or upon approval by the Legislature subsequent to a veto, to the Attorney General of the United States or to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in accordance with the provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.
SECTION 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the date it is effectuated under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended and extended.