YSC, Title 2.  The Legislature
 
 
 
Chapter 4:  Compensation
and Expenses

401.  Legislature salaries.
402.  Official expense allowance.
403.  Official expense; report and disclosure.
404.  Housing and travel expenses.
405.  Operation Fund.
406.  Entertainment Fund.

     401.  Legislature salaries.
     The annual salary for each member of the Legislature shall be as follows:

     (a)  Speaker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,000.00; and

     (b)  Other members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000.00.

Source:  YSL 1-114 1, as amended by YSL 1-204 1, modified.

Cross-reference:  The constitutional provision on the salaries of members of the Legislature is found in Yap Const., Art. V , Sect. 10.  That section states:  "The members of the Legislature shall receive annual salaries as prescribed by law.  No law increasing salaries shall take effect until after the end of the term for which the members voting thereon were elected."

     402.  Official expense allowance.
     There shall be made available to each member of the Legislature an official expense allowance of $5,000.00 per annum to assist in defraying expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his official duties.  The official expense allowance may be used for, but not limited to, the hiring of personal staff, office space, supplies and equipment, administrative and technical assistance, and travel.

Source:  YSL 1-30 1, as amended by YSL 1-196 1, section title added and section modified.

     403.  Official expense; report and disclosure.
     The official expense allowance shall be made exempt from chapter 12 of Title 13; provided that each member of the Legislature shall submit a report to the Speaker not later than July 9 of each year which shall provide for full disclosure of the obligations incurred against his official expense allowance and which shall indicate the status of the allowance as of June 30 of the year in question and the planned use of the unobligated balance.

Source:  YSL 1-196 2, section title added and section modified.

Cross-reference:  Chapter 12 of Title 13 (Taxation and Finance) of this Code is the State Financial Management Act of 1983.

     404.  Housing and travel expenses.
     Members of the Legislature from the Outer Islands shall receive housing from the State Government during their terms in office.  The expenses actually incurred by each member of the Legislature from the Outer Islands while traveling between his Treasury election district and Yap Islands Proper for the purposes of attending to official business of the Legislature shall be paid by the Legislature.

Source:  YDC 1056, as amended by YDL 3-43 1, YDL 6-2 3, and YSL 3-43 1, modified.

     405.  Operation Fund.
     The sum of $2,000.00 is authorized to be appropriated annually and placed in a fund to be established by the State Treasurer entitled "Operations Fund" which fund shall be used to pay per diem for committees and boards created by the Legislature, to pay for supplies for the Legislature, and to pay for such other authorized expenses of the Legislature not otherwise provided for by appropriation. Monies placed in said fund are to be expended as provided by the provision in the Standing Rules concerning operation expenses.

Source:  YDC 1057.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on the State Treasury and Treasurer are found in chapter 5 of Title 13 (Taxation and Finance) of this Code.  The statutory provisions on the General Fund and other special funds are found in subchapter II of chapter 12 of Title 13 of this Code.

     406.  Entertainment Fund.
     The sum of $2,000.00 is authorized to be appropriated annually and placed in a fund to be established by the State Treasurer entitled "Entertainment Fund" which fund shall be used to pay the expenses for official entertainment put on by the Legislature.  Monies placed in said fund are to be expended as provided by the provision in the Standing Rules concerning operation expenses.

Source:  YDC 1058, modified.

Cross-reference:  The statutory provisions on the State Treasury and Treasurer are found in chapter 5 of Title 13 (Taxation and Finance) of this Code.  The statutory provisions on the General Fund and other special funds are found in subchapter II of chapter 12 of Title 13 of this Code.