Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Senators: No per diem for special session

Several Senators introduced a bill today to prohibit lawmakers from receiving per diem if called into a special session. According to SB 6883 - Restricting the payment of legislators' expenses: "During any special session of the legislature convened within thirty days following a regular session of the legislature under Article II, section 12 of the state Constitution, no member of the legislature shall receive any allowances for per diem expenses under Title 44 RCW." As we previously discussed, if a special session is called it should be done by the Legislature and not the Governor to ensure that it is limited to only the budget.


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