|Posted:||May 4, 2017 10:17 AM|
|From:||Senator James R. Brewster|
|To:||All Senate members|
|In the near future, I plan on reintroducing my reform bills from last session (SB 1116, SB 1117, SB 1118, and SB 1119). My legislation would eliminate annual, automatic cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), per diems, state-leasing of vehicles to the General Assembly, and a gift ban for members of the General Assembly.
Introduced as SB731
|Description:||The first reform will eliminate annual, automatic COLAs. COLAs will instead be given once each decade to the members of the Senate and House following the decennial U.S. Census.|
Introduced as SB732
|Description:||The second reform will end per diems. Expenses incurred while in the official capacity as an elected official will be reimbursed after proper documentation is submitted.|
Introduced as SB733
|Description:||The third reform will eliminate the leasing of state vehicles to members of the state legislature. This will not eliminate reimbursement of expenses for mileage and/or tolls.|
Introduced as SB734
|Description:||The fourth reform will be a gift ban for members of the General Assembly. No member may solicit or accept for their personal use or for another's use a gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, hospitality, loan or any other item of monetary value, including in-kind gifts.