KSC, TITLE 4. LEGISLATURE
Chapter 3. Senator's Compensation
Section 4.301. Salary and duty of Senators.
With the exception of the
Speaker and Vice Speaker, a Senator receives an annual salary of sixteen
thousand six hundred and twenty five dollars ($16,625). The Speaker receives an
annual salary of eighteen thousand three hundred and seventy-five dollars
($18,375) and the Vice Speaker receives an annual salary of seventeen thousand
five hundred dollars ($17,500). It is the duty of a Senator to devote at
least a portion of each day to Legislature-related matters and to be available
daily for the performance of legislative responsibilities. The Legislature may
provide by rule for uniform deductions from the salary for absence or other
Amended by State Laws 3-104, 5-198 and 6-132.
Effective date of State Law 6-132 is October 1, 1997.
Section 4.302. Travel expenditures.
In addition to other
compensation the Legislature may authorize by rule or directive the payment of a
Senator's travel expenses incurred outside the State in the course of
Legislature-related activities and establish rates therefor.
Formerly Section 4.303. Renumbered by State
Section 4.303. Payment of compensation.
The Legislature provides
by rule, or by directive authorized by rule, for the method of payment of funds
pursuant to this chapter. Such rule or directive is binding on the Government
and supersedes other requirements of law.
Formerly Section 4.304. Amended and renumbered
by State Law 5-198 (effective January 9, 1995 at 12:01
Section 4.304. Representation funds.
In addition to
compensation provided by this Chapter, a Senator is entitled to receive
reimbursement for actual expenses incurred in the performance of the duties of
the office to the extent funds are appropriated for that specific
(1) Reimbursement is not available under this Section for personal or political expenditures. Reimbursement is not available under this Section if the expense is reimbursable from any other source, including sources other than the State.
(2) Funds may be provided to a Senator only after presentation of evidence of the amount of expenses and documentation that the expenses were incurred in the performance of official duties. Any permanent physical items for which reimbursement is provided under this section become the property of the State.
(3) The Director of Administration and Finance shall provide a monthly report to the Speaker for all expenses for which reimbursement is provided under this Section. The Speaker is the final arbiter of any dispute regarding a claim for reimbursement under this Section.
(4) The Kosrae State Legislature shall develop Rules of Procedure for the reimbursement of expenses and documentation requirements.