WEST virginia Legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2147
By Delegate Bates and Wilson
[Introduced January 9, 2019;
to the Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §4-2A-3 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to limiting pay of members of the Legislature when a budget bill has not been passed during a regular session.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
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. However, members may receive compensation for no more than five days of any extended or extraordinary session following the regular session when the purpose for the extended or extraordinary session is for passage of a budget bill that was not enacted during the regular session. 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 pay of members of the Legislature to five days following a regular session when the extended or extraordinary session is being held for the purpose of enacting a state budget.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.