§403. Organization, expenses

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/02/013/00403
Published: 2015

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403. Organization, expenses

(a) The

Legislative Council shall meet immediately following the appointment of its

membership to elect a Chair, and a Vice Chair, to organize and conduct its

business. The members of the Council shall adopt rules for the organization of

the Council and the operation of its personnel. The Council may meet as often

as it deems necessary, and a majority of the members shall constitute a quorum

for the transaction of business. Meetings may be called by the chairman or by a

majority of the members.

(b) The

Legislative Council shall employ such professional and secretarial staff as are

required to carry out its functions and fix their compensation. Chapter 13 of

Title 3 shall not apply to employees of the Council unless this exception is

partially or wholly waived by the council.

(c) After July

1, 1972, all of the expenses of the Legislative Council shall be charged to the

legislative appropriation, and the council shall prepare a detailed Legislative

Council budget generally in the format of departmental budgets.

(d) The

Legislative Council shall have its offices in the State house.

(e) For

attending a meeting of the Legislative Council when he is not receiving

compensation as a member of the General Assembly, a member of the Legislative

Council shall be entitled to the same per diem compensation and reimbursement

for necessary expenses as provided members of standing committees under 2

V.S.A. § 406. (Added 1971, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), § 3, eff. March 31, 1972;

amended 1983, No. 88, § 13, eff. July 3, 1983.)