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Chapter 3 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COURT.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith a compensation schedule for certain members of the general court, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 9 of chapter 3 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 2. Section 3 of chapter 192 of the acts of 1994, as most recently amended by section 2 of chapter 86 of the acts of 2000, is hereby further amended by striking out the fifth and sixth sentences and inserting in their place the following 2 sentences:- The president pro tempore of the senate, the speaker pro tempore of the house of representatives, the assistant floor leaders of each of the major political parties in the senate, the assistant floor leaders of each of the major political parties in the house of representatives, the second assistant floor leaders of each of the major political parties in the senate and house of representatives, the third assistant floor leaders of the minority party in the senate and house of representatives and of the majority party in the senate, the chairmen of each of the four divisions of the house of representatives, the chairman of the house committee on rules, the senate and house chairmen of the committee on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets, the vice chairman of the senate committee on ways and means, the vice chairman of the house committee on ways and means, the ranking minority members of the house and senate committees on ways and means, the chairman of the senate committee on post audit and oversight, the chairman of the house committee on post audit and oversight, the senate and house chairmen of the committee on state administration and regulatory oversight, the senate and house chairmen of the committee on health care financing, the senate and house chairmen of the committee on financial services, and the house chairman of the committee on economic development and emerging technologies shall each receive for each regular annual session $15,000 additional compensation, and shall not receive any other additional compensation under this section. Chairmen of all other committees of the senate and the house of representatives established by the joint rules, or by the senate or house rules, the vice chairman of the house committee on rules, the ranking minority member of the house committee on rules, the vice chairman of the house committee on post audit and oversight, the assistant vice chairman of the senate committee on ways and means, the assistant vice chairman of the house committee on ways and means, the house vice chairman of the committee on financial services, the house vice chairman of the committee on health care financing, the house vice chairman of the committee on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets, the house ranking minority member of the committee on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets, the house vice chairman of the committee on state administration and regulatory oversight, the house vice chairman and the house ranking minority member of the committee on economic development and emerging technologies, andthe senate and house ranking minority members of the committee on health care financing shall each receive for each regular annual session $7,500 additionalcompensation for each such position.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect as of January 5, 2005.

Approved February 4, 2005.

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