2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 24 - Legislature and Laws
RS 24:507 - President pro tempore; assumption of duties of president; salary
§507. President pro tempore; assumption of duties of president; salary
A. The president pro tempore of the Senate shall, upon the death of the president of the Senate, assume the powers, duties, responsibilities, and emoluments of the president of the Senate until the first regular or extraordinary session of the legislature thereafter, at which time a new president shall be elected. The president pro tempore, in the event of the disability or absence of the president of the Senate as certified by the president of the Senate or by a majority of the members of the Senate by roll call vote or mail ballot, shall assume the powers, duties, and responsibilities of the president until the termination of such disability or absence, and the Senate shall make appropriate financial recompense for such service.
B. The salary of the president pro tempore of the Senate shall be twenty-four thousand five hundred dollars per annum. This salary shall be compensation to the president pro tempore for service to the Senate, 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 president 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 1975, No. 605, §1, eff. May 10, 1976; Acts 1997, No. 1316, §1, eff. July 1, 1997.