101.27 Compensation of members.

(A)

(1) Every member of the senate, except the members elected president, president pro tempore, assistant president pro tempore, majority whip, minority leader, assistant minority leader, minority whip, and assistant minority whip, shall receive as compensation a salary of fifty-one thousand six hundred seventy-four dollars a year during the senator's term of office. Every member of the house of representatives, except the members elected speaker, speaker pro tempore, majority floor leader, assistant majority floor leader, majority whip, assistant majority whip, minority leader, assistant minority leader, minority whip, and assistant minority whip, shall receive as compensation a salary of fifty-one thousand six hundred seventy-four dollars a year during the representative's term of office. Such salaries shall be paid in equal monthly installments during such term. All monthly payments shall be made on or before the fifth day of each month. Upon the death of any member of the general assembly during the member's term of office, any unpaid salary due such member for the remainder of the member's term shall be paid to the member's surviving spouse, children, mother, or father, in the order in which the relationship is set forth in this section in monthly installments.

(2) Each member shall receive a travel reimbursement per mile each way, at the same mileage rate allowed for the reimbursement of travel expenses of state agents as provided by rule of the director of budget and management pursuant to division (B) of section 126.31 of the Revised Code, for mileage not more than once a week during the session for travel incurred by a member from and to the member's place of residence, by the most direct highway route of public travel to and from the seat of government, to be paid quarterly on the last day of March, June, September, and December of each year.

(3) The member of the senate elected president and the member of the house of representatives elected speaker shall each receive as compensation a salary of eighty thousand five hundred forty-nine dollars a year during the president's or speaker's term of office.

The member of the senate elected president pro tempore, the member of the senate elected minority leader, the member of the house of representatives elected speaker pro tempore, and the member of the house of representatives elected minority leader shall each receive as compensation a salary of seventy-three thousand four hundred ninety-three dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the house of representatives elected majority floor leader and the member of the senate elected assistant president pro tempore shall each receive as compensation a salary of sixty-nine thousand two hundred twenty-seven dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the senate elected assistant minority leader and the member of the house of representatives elected assistant minority leader shall each receive as compensation a salary of sixty-seven thousand ninety-nine dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the senate elected majority whip and the member of the house of representatives elected assistant majority floor leader shall each receive a salary of sixty-four thousand nine hundred sixty-seven dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the senate elected minority whip, the member of the house of representatives elected majority whip, and the member of the house of representatives elected minority whip shall each receive as compensation a salary of sixty thousand seven hundred six dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the house of representatives elected assistant majority whip shall receive as compensation a salary of fifty-six thousand four hundred forty-three dollars a year during the member's term of office. The member of the house of representatives elected assistant minority whip and the member of the senate elected assistant minority whip shall each receive a salary of fifty-four thousand sixty dollars a year during the member's term of office.

(4) The chairperson of the finance committee of each house shall receive an additional sum of ten thousand dollars annually. The chairperson of each standing committee of each house other than the finance committee shall receive an additional sum of six thousand five hundred dollars annually. The chairperson of each standing subcommittee of a finance committee shall receive an additional sum of six thousand five hundred dollars annually. The vice-chairperson of the finance committee of each house shall receive an additional sum of five thousand five hundred dollars annually. The ranking minority member of the finance committee of each house shall receive an additional sum of six thousand five hundred dollars annually. The ranking minority member of each standing subcommittee of a finance committee shall receive an additional sum of five thousand dollars annually. The chairperson of each standing subcommittee of each house other than a standing subcommittee of the finance committee shall receive an additional sum of five thousand dollars annually. The vice-chairperson and ranking minority member of each standing committee of each house other than the finance committee shall each receive an additional sum of five thousand dollars annually. Except for the ranking minority member of each standing subcommittee of a finance committee, the ranking minority member of each standing subcommittee of each house shall receive an additional sum of two thousand five hundred dollars annually.

No member may receive more than one additional sum for serving as chairperson, vice-chairperson, or ranking minority member of a standing committee or standing subcommittee, regardless of the number of standing committees or standing subcommittees on which the member serves as chairperson, vice-chairperson, or ranking minority member.

(5) If a member is absent without leave, or is not excused on the member's return, there shall be deducted from the member's compensation twenty dollars for each day's absence.

(B) Each calendar year from 2002 through 2008, the salary amounts under divisions (A)(1) and (3) of this section shall be increased by the lesser of the following:

(1) Three per cent;

(2) The percentage increase, if any, in the consumer price index over the twelve-month period that ends on the thirtieth day of September of the immediately preceding year, rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one per cent.

(C) As used in this section:

(1) "Consumer price index" means the consumer price index prepared by the United States bureau of labor statistics (U.S. city average for urban wage earners and clerical workers: all items, 1982-1984=100), or, if that index is no longer published, a generally available comparable index.

(2) "Finance committee" means the finance committee of the senate and the finance-appropriations committee of the house of representatives.

Cite as R.C. § 101.27

History. Effective Date: 09-05-2001