2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 24 - Legislature and Laws
RS 24:504 - Speaker pro tempore; assumption of duties of speaker; salary

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 24:504 (2018)

§504. Speaker pro tempore; assumption of duties of speaker; salary

A. The speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives shall, upon the death of the speaker of the House of Representatives, assume the powers, duties, responsibilities, and emoluments of the speaker of the House until the first regular or special session of the legislature thereafter, at which time a new speaker shall be elected. The speaker pro tempore, in the event of the disability or absence of the speaker of the House of Representatives as certified by the speaker of the House or a majority of the members of the House of Representatives by roll call vote or mail ballot, shall assume the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the speaker until the termination of such disability or absence, and the House of Representatives shall make appropriate financial recompense for such service.

B. The salary of the speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives shall be twenty-four thousand five hundred dollars per annum. This salary shall be compensation to the speaker pro tempore for service to the House of Representatives, including that rendered during regular and extraordinary sessions of the legislature and during the interim between sessions. The salary provided for in this Section shall be payable in the same manner as provided in R.S. 24:31.1(B). The speaker pro tempore shall be entitled to the per diem and all other allowances provided by law for members of the Legislature of Louisiana.

Added by Acts 1972, No. 325, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1316, §1, eff. July 1, 1997.

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