WEST virginia legislature
2019 first extraordinary session
House Bill 205
By Delegate Bates
[Introduced June 18,
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 reducing compensation of legislators during the First Extraordinary Session of 2019.
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: Provided, That for only the First Extraordinary Session of 2019, following the sixth day which the Senate or House of Delegates is actually called to order, each member shall be paid $1 for each subsequent day of attendance in person upon any business of the Senate or House of Delegates. 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 reduce the pay of legislators for the first extraordinary session of 2019 following the 6th day of attendance.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.