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406. Standing Committees; authority to meet; out-of-state business
adjournment of the General Assembly, any Standing Committee or subcommittee of
a Standing Committee may with the appropriate approval of the Speaker or the
President Pro Tempore meet at the call of its chairman to conduct legislative
business within the state. For attendance at such a meeting or for attendance
at a meeting of a Special Committee or Joint Committee, a committee member
shall be entitled to per diem compensation and expense reimbursement as
compensation at the rate then in effect for members of the General Assembly
during a Special Session.
mileage traveled at the rate paid state employees.
lodging costs and actual meal costs.
(4) Other actual
expenses, as reasonable and necessary.
attending to official duties out of the State, a member shall be entitled to
the same per diem compensation as provided for attendance at sessions of the
General Assembly. Reimbursement of necessary and actual expenses for official
duties out of the State shall be made from the legislative appropriation to any
member of the General Assembly or its staff. Such reimbursement and per diem
compensation shall be in lieu of any other expenses payable by the State to
that person during the period he is out of the State and shall be contingent
approval of the out-of-state duties by the Speaker of the House in the case of
a house member or employee, or by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate in
the case of a senator or senate employee; and
Certification of the expense voucher to the Commissioner of Finance and
Management by either the Speaker of the House or President Pro Tempore of the
Senate in the appropriate case or designee.
(c) All per diem
and expense claims for attendance at authorized committee meetings shall be
submitted with the approval of the committee chairman. (Added 1971, No. 204
(Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. March 31, 1972; amended 1973, No. 62, § 1, eff. April 24,
1973; 1983, No. 88, § 9, eff. July 3, 1983; 1983, No. 195 (Adj. Sess.), § 5(b);
1995, No. 123 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. June 6, 1996; 2003, No. 156 (Adj. Sess.),
§ 15; 2007, No. 7, § 7.)