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Compensation Requirements For Members Of The General Assembly

Concerning authority for a member of the general assembly to be absent during the legislative session without forfeiting compensation.
2022 Regular Session
General Assembly
Bill Summary

The act allows a member of the general assembly who is absent when the general assembly is in session for a long-term illness, parental leave in excess of the permitted maximum period, or another similar purpose, subject to approval by the president of the senate or the speaker of the house of representatives, respective to the member's house, to be exempted from forfeiture of their compensation. Previously, the exemption from forfeiture of compensation was only for an approved absence for a long-term illness. The act also allows a member of the general assembly to receive compensation for an absence due to parental leave for a maximum of 12 weeks, plus up to an additional 4 weeks for a serious health condition related to complications of pregnancy or childbirth.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/08/2022 Signed Act PDF
    05/06/2022 Final Act PDF
    04/29/2022 Rerevised PDF
    04/26/2022 Revised PDF
    04/07/2022 Reengrossed PDF
    04/06/2022 Engrossed PDF
    03/28/2022 Introduced PDF

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