2010OFA-0339

August 3, 2010

TO:

 
   

FROM:

Michael Murphy, Section Chief

Marcy Picano, Associate Analyst

   
   

SUBJECT:

Special Session Costs

You asked about costs for special session and the cost to have marshals deliver a notice to all legislators to report to special session. It costs $ 11,000 per day for the legislature to hold special session (see Table 1 and 1a for details), and approximately $ 9,600 for marshals to deliver notice of special session to legislators (see Table 2 for details).

Please contact us if you require additional information. Thank you.

Table 1

Estimated Per Day Cost to Hold Special Session

 

 

Legislator Mileage @ . 50

5,800

Sessional Employees*

1,200

Printing

1,000

Capitol Police Overtime 50 hours at $ 50. 00

2,500

Misc.

500

Total Cost per Actual Special Session Day

$ 11,000

Table 1a

*Possible Special Session Positions Filled

Clerks

$ 60. 00

2

$ 120. 00

Assistant Clerks

$ 48. 00

2

$ 96. 00

Chaplains

$ 30. 00

2

$ 60. 00

Messengers

$ 24. 00

12

$ 288. 00

Messengers to Clerks and Leaders

$ 24. 00

9

$ 216. 00

Sgt at Arms

$ 24. 00

2

$ 48. 00

Asst. Sgt. At Arms

$ 24. 00

2

$ 48. 00

Machine Operators

$ 24. 00

6

$ 144. 00

Transcriber

$ 88. 88

2

$ 177. 76

 

 

 

$ 1,197. 76

Table 2

Estimated Cost to Serve Process on Legislators

Legislators to be served

187

   

 

 

     

 

Rate of Mileage Reimbursement

$ 0. 50

   

 

estimated mileage - round trip

40

miles

 

 

 

20

mileage cost per service

 

30

statutory cost of serving

 

1

statutory cost per page

 

0. 4

statutory cost of endorsement

 

51. 4

total estimated cost per service

Total Estimated Cost to Serve Legislators

$ 9,612