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Section 9B. Each member of the general court shall receive $7,200 annually for expenses to be paid as follows: each member shall be entitled to receive $600 on the first day of each session and the first day of each month thereafter until said sum of $7,200 shall have been paid, and on the last day of the session there shall be paid to each member of the general court the balance, if any, of said sum of $7,200.

A member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Everett, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Winchester, Winthrop or Woburn shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $10 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Abington, Andover, Avon, Bedford, Beverly, Billerica, Boxford, Braintree, Brockton, Burlington, Canton, Carlisle, Cohasset, Concord, Danvers, Dover, Easton, Framingham, Hamilton, Hanover, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Lexington, Lincoln, Lynnfield, Manchester by-the Sea, Marblehead, Medfield, Middleton, Millis, Natick, Needham, North Andover, North Reading, Norwell, Norwood, Peabody, Randolph, Reading, Rockland, Salem, Scituate, Sharon, Sherborn, Stoughton, Sudbury, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Wenham, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Whitman or Wilmington shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $18 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Acton, Ashland, Ayer, Bellingham, Blackstone, Bolton, Boxborough, Bridgewater, Carver, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Essex, Foxborough, Franklin, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groton, Groveland, Halifax, Hanson, Harvard, Haverhill, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Ipswich, Kingston, Lakeville, Lawrence, Littleton, Lowell, Mansfield, Marlborough, Marshfield, Maynard, Medway, Mendon, Methuen, Middleborough, Milford, Millville, Newbury, Newburyport, Norfolk, Northborough, Norton, Pembroke, Plainville, Plympton, Raynham, Rockport, Rowley, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Tyngsborough, Upton, Westborough, West Bridgewater, Westford, West Newbury or Wrentham shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $26 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Acushnet, Amesbury, Ashby, Attleboro, Auburn, Berkley, Berlin, Boylston, Clinton, Dighton, Douglas, Fall River, Fitchburg, Freetown, Grafton, Holden, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg, Marion, Mattapoisett, Merrimac, Millbury, Northbridge, North Attleborough, Oxford, Paxton, Pepperell, Plymouth, Princeton, Rehoboth, Rochester, Rutland, Salisbury, Seekonk, Shrewsbury, Somerset, Sterling, Sutton, Swansea, Taunton, Townsend, Uxbridge, Wareham, Webster, West Boylston, Westminster or Worcester shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $36 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Ashburnham, Barre, Bourne, Brookfield, Charlton, Dartmouth, Dudley, East Brookfield, Fairhaven, Gardner, Hubbardston, New Bedford, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Sandwich, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Templeton, Warren, West Brookfield, Westport or Winchendon shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $45 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Athol, Barnstable, Belchertown, Brimfield, Dennis, Falmouth, Hardwick, Holland, Mashpee, Monson, New Salem, Orange, Palmer, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Wales, Ware or Yarmouth shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $50 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Amherst, Brewster, Chatham, Chicopee, Eastham, East Longmeadow, Erving, Gill, Granby, Hadley, Hampden, Harwich, Leverett, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Montague, Northfield, Orleans, Pelham, Shutesbury, South Hadley, Springfield, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell or Wilbraham shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $60 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Agawam, Bernardston, Conway, Deerfield, Easthampton, Greenfield, Hatfield, Holyoke, Leyden, Montgomery, Northampton, Shelburne, Southampton, Southwick, Truro, Wellfleet, Westfield, Westhampton, West Springfield, Whately or Williamsburg shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $66 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Ashfield, Blandford, Buckland, Charlemont, Chester, Chesterfield, Colrain, Cummington, Goshen, Granville, Hawley, Heath, Huntington, Plainfield, Provincetown, Russell, Tolland or Worthington shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $74 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Becket, Dalton, Florida, Hinsdale, Lee, Middlefield, Monroe, Monterey, Otis, Peru, Rowe, Sandisfield, Savoy, Tyringham, Washington or Windsor shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $82 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the city or town of Adams, Alford, Aquinnah, Cheshire, Chilmark, Clarksburg, Edgartown, Egremont, Gosnold, Great Barrington, Hancock, Lanesborough, Lenox, Mount Washington, New Ashford, New Marlborough, North Adams, Oak Bluffs, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tisbury, West Stockbridge, West Tisbury or Williamstown shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $90 per day; a member of the general court who lives in the town of Nantucket shall receive a per diem allowance for mileage, meals and lodging of $100 per day.

Whenever the general court is not in session, but not having prorogued, each member shall also receive such per diem allowance for each day for travel from his place of residence to the state house and return therefrom, while in the performance of his official duties, upon certification to the state treasurer that he was present at the state house.

Each member of the general court shall also be paid such per diem allowance after prorogation of the general court for each day for travel from his place of residence to the state house and return therefrom while in the performance of his official duties upon certification to the state treasurer that he was present at the state house.

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