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Legislative Compensation Commission

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

Sections 54-03-19.1 and 54-03-19.2. Section 54-03-19.1 provides that the Legislative Compensation Commission shall:

  • Develop recommendations for a long-term policy on legislative compensation, expense allowance, and insurance benefits.
  • Recommend appropriate levels of legislative compensation, expense allowance, and insurance benefits.

Section 54-03-19.2 provides that the Legislative Compensation Commission must meet at least once each biennium to determine levels of legislative compensation, expense allowance, and insurance benefits which permit citizens to hold legislative office without undue financial sacrifice or disadvantage. This section allows the commission to file with the Legislative Council a bill incorporating its recommendations.