House Bill No. 5714
               House Bill No. 5714

              PUBLIC ACT NO. 98-227


AN  ACT  CONCERNING   THE  COMPENSATION OF ELECTED
STATE OFFICIALS.


    Be it enacted  by  the  Senate  and  House  of
Representatives in General Assembly convened:
    Section 1. Section 3-2 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The Governor shall receive an annual salary of
seventy-eight thousand dollars  and the Lieutenant
Governor  shall  receive   an   annual  salary  of
[fifty-five  thousand] SEVENTY-ONE  THOUSAND  FIVE
HUNDRED dollars. The  Governor  shall  devote full
time to the duties of the office.
    Sec. 2. Section  3-2a  of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    (a) Any person  who  has served as Governor of
this state, having  been elected to said office or
having exercised the  powers and authority of said
office  on  the   death   or  resignation  of  the
Governor,  and  who   has   attained  the  age  of
fifty-five, shall receive  an annual pension equal
to five thousand dollars for each year or fraction
thereof he so  served,  payable  in  equal monthly
instalments  for  the   remainder   of  his  life,
provided no such  pension shall be payable for any
period during which  such  person  serves  as,  or
exercises the powers and authority of, Governor or
any other salaried office in the state government.
The  state  shall   provide  compensation  to  the
surviving  spouse  of   any   Governor  or  former
Governor at the  rate  of  one-half the pension to
which he was entitled under the provisions of this
section  or  would   have  been  entitled  had  he
survived to the age of fifty-five, payable monthly
in equal instalments  for  the  remainder  of such
surviving spouse's life. If any former Governor or
surviving spouse of  a former Governor is eligible
for a pension  under  any other provision of state
law, the amount  of such pension shall be deducted
from the pension payable under this section.
    (b)   Notwithstanding   the    provisions   of
subsection (a), the increase in the annual pension
for Governors and in the compensation to surviving
spouses  of Governors,  effective  on  January  1,
1979, shall not apply to the Governor in office on
July 7, 1977, or to such Governor's spouse.
    (c) ON JULY 1, 1998, AND ON JULY FIRST OF EACH
SUBSEQUENT YEAR, ANY  PERSON  WHO  HAS  SERVED  AS
GOVERNOR OF THIS  STATE ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS  ACT,  HAVING  BEEN  ELECTED  TO SAID
OFFICE  OR  HAVING   EXERCISED   THE   POWERS  AND
AUTHORITY  OF  SAID   OFFICE   ON   THE  DEATH  OR
RESIGNATION OF THE  GOVERNOR, AND WHO HAS ATTAINED
THE  AGE OF  FIFTY-FIVE,  SHALL  BE  ENTITLED,  IN
ADDITION  TO THE  ANNUAL  PENSION  TO  WHICH  SUCH
GOVERNOR IS ENTITLED  UNDER SUBSECTION (a) OF THIS
SECTION, TO AN  ANNUAL  COST  OF  LIVING ALLOWANCE
WHICH  REFLECTS  THE  INCREASE,  IF  ANY,  IN  THE
NATIONAL  CONSUMER  PRICE  INDEX  FOR  URBAN  WAGE
EARNERS  AND CLERICAL  WORKERS  FOR  THE  PREVIOUS
TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD, PROVIDED  SUCH COST OF LIVING
ALLOWANCE SHALL NOT  EXCEED  THREE  PER CENT. SUCH
COST OF A  LIVING  ALLOWANCE  SHALL BE COMPUTED ON
THE BASIS OF  THE  COMBINED  RETIREMENT SALARY AND
COST OF LIVING  ALLOWANCES,  IF ANY, TO WHICH SUCH
PERSON  WAS ENTITLED  AS  OF  THE  JUNE  THIRTIETH
IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING.
    Sec. 3. Section  3-11  of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The Treasurer shall  receive  an annual salary
of [fifty] SEVENTY  thousand  dollars.  Before  he
enters upon the  execution  of  the  duties of his
office, he shall  give  a  bond to the state, with
sufficient  surety, in  the  sum  of  two  hundred
thousand dollars, for  the  term  for which he has
been elected, which  bond shall be conditioned for
the faithful performance  of his duties other than
in connection with  the School Fund. The Treasurer
shall  devote full  time  to  the  duties  of  the
office.
    Sec. 4. Section  3-77  of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The  Secretary  shall   keep  all  the  public
records and documents and record all acts, orders,
grants and resolutions  of  the  General Assembly,
including  all  resolutions   of  appointment  and
resolutions directing orders  to  be  drawn on the
Treasurer,  and  give  true  copies  thereof  when
required. The Secretary shall keep the records and
files of the Superior Court previous to May, 1798,
and the original  books  and  papers  of  the late
Connecticut Land Company;  provided  the Secretary
may  turn over  any  such  records,  documents  or
papers to the State Library in accordance with the
provisions of section  11-4c.  The  Secretary  may
give  certified copies  of  any  entries  in  such
records, files, books  or  other papers and of the
files and records  of  said  Superior Court and of
the Supreme Court,  remaining in the office, which
copies  shall be  legal  evidence.  The  Secretary
shall be the  keeper  of  the  seal  of the state,
which shall not  be  altered,  and shall affix the
same   to   acts,   laws,   orders,   commissions,
instruments and certificates,  when  requested  or
required by law.  In  accordance  with established
procedures,  the Secretary  may  enter  into  such
contractual agreements as may be necessary for the
discharge of the Secretary's duties. The Secretary
shall  receive  an   annual   salary   of  [fifty]
SIXTY-FIVE thousand dollars  and shall devote full
time to the duties of the office.
    Sec. 5. Section  3-111 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    The Comptroller shall receive an annual salary
of [fifty] SIXTY-FIVE  thousand  dollars and shall
devote full time  to  the duties of the office. He
shall give bond in the sum of twenty-five thousand
dollars.
    Sec. 6. Section  3-124 of the general statutes
is repealed and  the  following  is substituted in
lieu thereof:
    There  shall be  an  Attorney  General  to  be
elected in the same manner as other state officers
in  accordance  with  the  provisions  of  section
9-181. He shall be an elector of this state and an
attorney at law  of  at  least  ten  years' active
practice at the  bar  of  this  state.  His office
shall be at  the  Capitol.  He  shall  receive  an
annual  salary of  [sixty]  SEVENTY-FIVE  thousand
dollars. The Attorney  General  shall  devote full
time to the  duties  of  the  office. The Attorney
General shall give bond in the sum of ten thousand
dollars.
    Sec. 7. Section 2-8 of the general statutes is
repealed and the  following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    (a) [Beginning January 4, 1989, each member of
the   General  Assembly   shall   receive   annual
compensation  of  fifteen  thousand  nine  hundred
sixty  dollars, and  beginning  January  1,  1990,
each] EACH member  of  the  General Assembly shall
receive  [sixteen thousand  seven  hundred  sixty]
TWENTY-ONE  THOUSAND  SEVEN  HUNDRED  EIGHTY-EIGHT
dollars for each  year of the term for which he is
elected, to be  paid  as  follows: In each year of
the term, one-fifth  within  the first ten days of
February and thereafter one-fifth within the first
ten days of  each  succeeding  month  until  total
compensation for the  year is paid. Any member may
elect  to  receive   one-twelfth   of   the  total
compensation to which  he  is  entitled  under the
provisions of this section in any year, payable in
equal  monthly  instalments   during   such   year
commencing in the  month  of  January. If any such
member  resigns for  reasons  of  health  or  dies
before receiving the full compensation to which he
is entitled for  such  year,  the  balance of such
compensation shall be  immediately  payable to him
or to his estate.
    (b) Each member  shall receive, in addition to
the compensation payable  under  subsection (a) of
this  section  and  the  transportation  allowance
payable under section  2-15,  the  sum  of [three]
FOUR thousand five  hundred dollars if a member of
the House of  Representatives or the sum of [four]
FIVE thousand five  hundred dollars if a member of
the Senate for  each year of the term for which he
is elected as  reimbursement for expenses, payable
as follows: One-half  within the first ten days of
February and one-half  within ten days after final
adjournment of the regular session in each year of
the term. If  any  member  resigns  for reasons of
health or dies before receiving the full amount to
which  he  is   entitled   for  the  year  of  his
resignation or death,  the  balance  of the amount
shall be immediately  payable  to  him  or  to his
estate.
    (c) [Beginning January 4, 1989, in lieu of the
compensation payable under  subsection (a) of this
section,   the   speaker    of    the   House   of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the Senate shall  each receive annual compensation
of twenty-two thousand fifty dollars, the majority
and   minority   leaders    of    the   House   of
Representatives  and  of  the  Senate  shall  each
receive annual compensation of twenty-one thousand
dollars,  the  deputy   speaker   and  the  deputy
majority and minority  leaders  of  the  House  of
Representatives  and  of  the  Senate  shall  each
receive annual compensation  of  nineteen thousand
six hundred thirty-five  dollars,  each  assistant
majority and minority  leader  of  the  House  and
Senate and the  chairmen  of  each  joint standing
committee, except the  Joint Standing Committee on
Legislative Management, shall  each receive annual
compensation of eighteen  thousand  three  hundred
seventy-five dollars and  the  ranking  members of
each joint standing  committee,  except  the Joint
Standing Committee on Legislative Management shall
each  receive  annual  compensation  of  seventeen
thousand three hundred  twenty-five  dollars to be
paid  as  provided   in  subsection  (a)  of  this
section. Beginning January 1, 1990, in] IN lieu of
the compensation payable  under  subsection (a) of
this  section,  the   speaker   of  the  House  of
Representatives and the  president  pro tempore of
the  Senate  shall   each   receive  [twenty-three
thousand one hundred  sixty]  THIRTY  THOUSAND ONE
HUNDRED EIGHT dollars  for  each  year of the term
for which he  so serves, the majority and minority
leaders of the House of Representatives and of the
Senate  shall each  receive  [twenty-two  thousand
fifty]   TWENTY-EIGHT   THOUSAND    SIX    HUNDRED
SIXTY-FIVE dollars for  each  year of the term for
which he so  serves,  the  deputy  speaker and the
deputy majority and  minority leaders of the House
of Representatives and  of  the  Senate shall each
receive  [twenty  thousand   six  hundred  twenty]
TWENTY-SIX THOUSAND EIGHT  HUNDRED SIX dollars for
each year of  the term in which he so serves, each
assistant  majority  and   minority   leader   AND
MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIP of the House and Senate
and the chairmen of each joint standing committee,
except the Joint Standing Committee on Legislative
Management, shall each  receive [nineteen thousand
three hundred] TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND NINETY dollars
for each year  of  the  term in which he so serves
and the ranking  members  of  each  joint standing
committee, except the  Joint Standing Committee on
Legislative   Management,   shall   each   receive
[eighteen  thousand  two   hundred]   TWENTY-THREE
THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED  SIXTY  dollars for each year
of the term  in  which  he so serves to be paid as
provided in subsection  (a)  of this section. Each
of said officers  shall  receive  as reimbursement
for expenses for  each  year of the term for which
he is elected  [three]  FIVE thousand five hundred
dollars IF THE  OFFICER  IS  A  SENATOR  AND  FOUR
THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED  DOLLARS IF THE OFFICER IS A
REPRESENTATIVE, payable as  provided in subsection
(b) of this  section.  Each of said officers shall
have  the  same   option   to   elect  payment  of
one-twelfth of his  compensation  for each year of
the term for  which he is elected payable in equal
monthly instalments in  such  year  as is provided
for  other  members   under   the   provisions  of
subsection (a) of this section.
    (d) In lieu  of  the  compensation provided by
subsections  (a) and  (b)  of  this  section,  any
member elected to  fill  any  unexpired term shall
receive the following:  (1)  For  less than a full
year  of  a   term,  a  pro  rata  amount  of  the
compensation  payable under  said  subsection  (a)
and, in addition  to  the transportation allowance
payable under section  2-15,  a pro rata amount of
the   sum  payable   under   subsection   (b)   as
reimbursement  for  expenses,  both  payable  upon
certification of his election; (2) for a full year
of a term,  the compensation and expenses provided
in subsections (a)  and  (b),  both  payable  upon
certification of his election.
    (e) No person  who  is elected to serve in one
house of the  General  Assembly  and is thereafter
elected to fill  a  vacancy in the other house for
the  unexpired portion  of  the  same  term  shall
receive total compensation  or total reimbursement
for expenses for  such  term  in an amount greater
than that to which he was entitled on his election
to the first house.
    (f) Any member  who  resigns for reasons other
than health or  election  to the other house prior
to the expiration  of  any  year  of  the term for
which he was  elected,  and  who  has received the
total compensation and  reimbursement for expenses
provided under subsections  (a)  and  (b)  of this
section for that  year,  shall reimburse the state
in an amount  equal  to that portion of such total
compensation     and     expense     reimbursement
attributable to the remainder of the year in which
he resigns.
    Sec. 8. Section 2-9 of the general statutes is
repealed and the  following is substituted in lieu
thereof:
    The clerk of the Senate shall receive a salary
of [fifteen] EIGHTEEN  thousand  dollars  for each
regular  session  of   the  General  Assembly  and
[fifty] SIXTY dollars  per  day  for  each day the
General Assembly is  convened  in special session;
the  assistant clerk  of  the  Senate,  [fourteen]
SIXTEEN thousand EIGHT  HUNDRED  dollars  for each
regular  session  of   the  General  Assembly  and
[forty] FORTY-EIGHT dollars  per  day for each day
the  General  Assembly   is  convened  in  special
session;   the   clerk    of    the    House    of
Representatives,   [fifteen]   EIGHTEEN   thousand
dollars for each  regular  session  of the General
Assembly and [fifty]  SIXTY  dollars  per  day for
each  day the  General  Assembly  is  convened  in
special session; the  assistant clerk of the House
of  Representatives, [fourteen  thousand]  SIXTEEN
THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED  dollars  for  each regular
session  of  the   General  Assembly  and  [forty]
FORTY-EIGHT  dollars per  day  for  each  day  the
General Assembly is  convened  in special session;
the chaplains of  the  Senate  and  the  House  of
Representatives, [six thousand] SEVEN THOUSAND TWO
HUNDRED dollars each  for  each regular session of
the  General  Assembly  and  [twenty-five]  THIRTY
dollars per day  for each day the General Assembly
is convened in  special session; the messengers of
the Senate and  of  the  House of Representatives,
three thousand [two  hundred  fifty]  NINE HUNDRED
dollars each for each regular session and [twenty]
TWENTY-FOUR  dollars per  day  for  each  day  the
General Assembly is  convened  in special session;
which  salaries shall  be  full  payment  for  the
performance  of  all  services  required  of  said
officers in the discharge of their duties, and for
all assistance and  all expenses and disbursements
not otherwise provided  for. The Comptroller shall
draw his order on the Treasurer for transportation
for said officers, and for the messengers assigned
to the speaker  of  the  House,  the president pro
tempore  of  the   Senate  and  the  minority  and
majority leaders of  the  House and Senate and the
sergeants-at-arms and assistant  sergeants-at-arms
of  the  House   and  the  Senate,  between  their
respective homes and  Hartford  during the session
of the General  Assembly  at  such sum per mile as
shall from time to time be determined by the Joint
Committee on Legislative  Management. The clerk of
the  Senate  and   the   clerk  of  the  House  of
Representatives  shall,  with   the  approval  and
consent  of the  Joint  Committee  on  Legislative
Management, obtain such suitable offices and, with
the  approval  of   said  committee,  such  office
fixtures and supplies, including telephone, as may
be  necessary  to   the   performance   of   their
respective duties. The  Comptroller is directed to
draw his order on the Treasurer in payment for the
same. The salaries  of the clerks and employees of
the General Assembly  for  a regular session shall
be paid as  follows:  In  each  year, one-fifth of
such compensation in  the  month  of  February and
thereafter one-fifth of  such  compensation within
each succeeding month  until  such compensation is
paid in full  or  such  employee may elect in each
year to receive  the compensation for such year in
twelve monthly instalments  of substantially equal
amount. Compensation for any special session shall
be payable monthly during such session.
    Sec. 9. This  act shall take effect January 6,
1999.

Approved June 8, 1998