Section 9. The members of the legislature shall receive allowances reasonably related to expenses as provided by law. [Am Const Con 1968 and election Nov 5, 1968; ren and am Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978; am SB 2072 (1984) and election Nov 6, 1984; am HB 1917 (2006) and election Nov 7, 2006]


Cross References


Allowances, see chapter 24.

Commission on salaries, see 26-56.


Attorney General Opinions


Legislature may make changes in allowances, applicable to the legislature enacting the changes. Att. Gen. Op. 75-1.

Legislature may increase its salary by enactment of law; since a legislature exists from date of one general election to date of next, increase enacted by one legislature may be made applicable to the next legislature notwithstanding that the senate consists of holdovers. Att. Gen. Op. 75-2.

Legislators elected as delegates to constitutional convention are entitled to retain their full legislative salary. Att. Gen. Op. 77-3.

Cited as authorizing legislators to retain their salaries as legislators while serving as delegates to the constitutional convention. Att. Gen. Op. 77-6.



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