Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Passed Senate amended (06/12/1975)

(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #225 (63-35))

Authorizes each Senator serving on a committee to hire staff for the purpose of assisting him in connection with his membership on one or more committees on which he serves.

Specifies allowances permitted each Senator for hiring such staff, according to type of committee assignments.

Reduces such allowances for chairmen and ranking minority members of committees and other Senators authorized to approve committee staff.

States that an employee appointed under this paragraph shall be designated as such and certified by the Senator who appoints him to the chairmen and ranking minority members of the appropriate committee or committees as designated by such Senator and shall be accorded all priviliges of a professional staff member of such committee.

Provides that individuals appointed as employees under this paragraph shall be in addition to employees otherwise authorized to be appointed to the office of a Senator.

Suspends the hiring provisions of this resolution during any period during which, by law, a legislative assistance clerk-hire fund is established and funded.

Requires each Senator and the chairman of each committee on which he serves to, not later than five days after the date on which this resolution is adopted, certify to the Secretary of the Senate a list containing the names and the total aggregate annual compensation of any professional staff member on such committee whose appointment is made, approved, or recommended by such Senator.