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75-3103. Lieutenant governor; compensation and expenses; assistant and employees, unclassified service and expenses. (a) The lieutenant governor shall receive, as reimbursement for expenses the following: (1) Biweekly the sum of $76.91, except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), and (2) when attending the duties of office or attending any authorized meeting, in addition to other provisions of this section, travel expenses and subsistence expenses and allowances in amounts equal to those provided for by K.S.A. 75-3212, and amendments thereto.

In addition to any other compensation provided by law and except as otherwise provided in K.S.A. 75-3111a, and amendments thereto, the lieutenant governor shall also receive for services in the performance of duties imposed by law compensation at the biweekly pay rate of $1,204.35. While acting as governor, the lieutenant governor shall receive the same salary as the governor. The lieutenant governor may appoint an administrative assistant and office and stenographic employees, all of whom shall be in the unclassified service of the Kansas civil service act. Such administrative assistant shall receive travel expenses and subsistence expenses or allowances as provided by K.S.A. 75-3212, and amendments thereto, when traveling as authorized by the lieutenant governor.

(b) If the lieutenant governor is appointed by the governor under the provision of K.S.A. 75-303, and amendments thereto, the lieutenant governor shall receive a salary to be fixed by the governor or a salary as provided for in subsection (a) of this section, whichever is greater.

(c) Whenever the rates of compensation of the pay plan for persons in the classified service under the Kansas civil service act are increased for payroll periods chargeable to fiscal years commencing after June 30, 2009, the sum provided biweekly for reimbursement of expenses pursuant to subsection (a)(1) for the lieutenant governor shall be increased on the effective date of any such pay plan increase by an amount computed by multiplying the average of the percentage increases in all steps of such pay plan by the biweekly sum provided to the lieutenant governor for reimbursement of expenses as authorized by this section.

History: R.S. 1923, 75-3103; L. 1949, ch. 430, § 1; L. 1953, ch. 383, § 2; L. 1955, ch. 366, § 1; L. 1959, ch. 337, § 3; L. 1961, ch. 413, § 2; L. 1963, ch. 419, § 7; L. 1967, ch. 449, § 2; L. 1972, ch. 153, § 41; L. 1973, ch. 157, § 20; L. 1974, ch. 361, § 92; L. 1978, ch. 350, § 6; L. 1982, ch. 355, § 2; L. 1982, ch. 354, § 21; L. 1992, ch. 296, § 14; L. 1995, ch. 256, § 14; L. 1998, ch. 196, § 6; L. 2008, ch. 159, § 16; June 15.

Revisor's Note:

Prior to the amendment of K.S.A. 75-3102 by section 16 of chapter 159 of the 2008 Session Laws of Kansas which increased the biweekly compensation for the lieutenant governor for fiscal year 2009 and thereafter, additional biweekly compensation was provided for each fiscal year during fiscal years 1999 through 2008. For fiscal year 2008, additional biweekly compensation was provided for the lieutenant governor so that the aggregate biweekly compensation provided by law was $1,174.98 per biweekly pay period. See section 160(b) of chapter 167 of the 2007 Session Laws of Kansas.

Prior to the amendment of K.S.A. 75-3102 by section 16 of chapter 159 of the 2008 Session Laws of Kansas, which increased the allowance for expenses for the lieutenant governor under subsection (a) for fiscal year 2009 and thereafter, an additional expense allowance was provided for each interim period during fiscal years 2007 and 2008. For fiscal year 2008, the additional allowance for members of the legislature to defray expenses incurred between legislative sessions, along with the allowance otherwise payable under subsection (c), to provide an aggregate allowance of $345.51 to defray expenses incurred between legislative sessions for the two-week periods for which such allowance is payable under this section. See section 160(j) of chapter 167 of the 2007 Session Laws of Kansas.


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