Under the existing constitution, members of the Legislature are paid $10 per day for each day the Legislature is in session and 10 cents a mile for one round trip from his or her place of residence to Montgomery per session. Members are also reimbursed travel expenses in the same amounts as other state officers and employees and receive a monthly expense allowance established by the Legislature
The proposed constitutional amendment would repeal those existing provisions and provide the total compensation payable to members of the Legislature would be an annual salary equal to the median annual household income in Alabama and reimbursement for travel expenses and other expenses on the same basis as state employees
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901; to repeal existing laws regarding the compensation and expense reimbursement of the members of the Legislature; to provide for the basic compensation of members of the Legislature; and to provide for the reimbursement of expenses for legislators on the submission of signed vouchers in the same manner as state employees.
|May 9, 2012||Indefinitely Postponed|
|March 22, 2012||Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics, and Elections first Substitute Offered|
|March 22, 2012||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar with 1 substitute and|
|February 9, 2012||Read for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics, and Elections|
|Bill Text||SB295 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced|