Texas, USA, regional Obligatory referendum [LOR] - Salary of members of legislature

General Typology

Instrument
Obligatory referendum [LOR]
Location
Texas, USA
Political level
regional
Local Name:
Salary of members of legislature
Normative Level:
constitutional
Legally Binding:
yes
Legally Defined:

ARTICLE 3 LEGISLATIVE DEPARTMENT
Sec. 24. COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES OF MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE; DURATION OF SESSIONS.
(a) Members of the Legislature shall receive from the Public Treasury a salary of Six Hundred Dollars ($600) per month, unless a greater amount is recommended by the Texas Ethics Commission and approved by the voters of this State in which case the salary is that amount. Each member shall also receive a per diem set by the Texas Ethics Commission for each day during each Regular and Special Session of the Legislature.
(f) At each general election for state and county officers following a proposed change in salary, the voters shall approve or disapprove the salary recommended by the commission if the commission recommends a change in salary. If the voters disapprove the salary, the salary continues at the amount paid immediately before disapproval until another amount is recommended by the commission and approved by the voters. If the voters approve the salary, the approved salary takes effect January 1 of the next odd-numbered year. (Added Nov. 5, 1991.)

References: Constitution of Texas, 1876 (accessed Sept. 19, 2017)

Subject Matter:

To (increase) salary of members of legislature

Actors

Author:
Texas Ethics Commission
Initiator:
Law
Decision maker:
Electorate

Requirements

Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
No turnout quorum found in legal source
Approval Quorum:
Majority (Not specified)
Geographical Quorum:
No geographical quorum found in legal source
Excluded Issues:
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Procedural Elements

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Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance:

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