Chapter 3 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following new section:-
Section XX. Legislative Employee Compensation COLAs
(a) As of the first day of each calendar year, the annual compensation of permanent employees of the senate and the house of representatives and joint employees of the general court shall be increased at the same rate as increases in the median household income for the commonwealth for the preceding year, as ascertained by the governor.
(b) This section shall not preclude increases in compensation unrelated to increases in the median household income for the commonwealth.
(c) This section shall not apply to the members of the general court.
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