§406. Standing Committees; authority to meet; out-of-state business

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LEGISLATIVE SERVICES






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406. Standing Committees; authority to meet; out-of-state business

(a) During

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

follows:

(1) Daily

compensation at the rate then in effect for members of the General Assembly

during a Special Session.

(2) Actual

mileage traveled at the rate paid state employees.

(3) Receipted

lodging costs and actual meal costs.

(4) Other actual

expenses, as reasonable and necessary.

(b) For

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

upon:

(1) Prior

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

(2)

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.)
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