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2 USC CHAPTER 63, SUBCHAPTER I: MEMBER PAY
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 63—SENATE MEMBERS

SUBCHAPTER I—MEMBER PAY

§6301. Senators' salaries

Senators elected, whose term of office begins on the 3d day of January, and whose credentials in due form of law shall have been presented in the Senate, may receive their compensation from the beginning of their term.

(June 19, 1934, ch. 648, title I, §1, 48 Stat. 1022; Pub. L. 97–51, §112(b)(2), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 33 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1981Pub. L. 97–51 struck out "monthly" after "may receive their compensation".

Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–51, §112(e), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963, provided that: "The amendments and repeals made by this section [enacting section 5303 of this title and amending this section and sections 5306 and 4591 of this title] shall be effective in the case of compensation payable for months after December 1981."

§6302. Salaries of Senators

Salaries of Senators appointed to fill vacancies in the Senate shall commence on the day of their appointment and continue until their successors are elected and qualified: Provided, That when Senators have been elected during a sine die adjournment of the Senate to succeed appointees, the salaries of Senators so elected shall commence on the day following their election.

Salaries of Senators elected during a session to succeed appointees shall commence on the day they qualify: Provided, That when Senators have been elected during a session to succeed appointees, but have not qualified, the salaries of Senators so elected shall commence on the day following the sine die adjournment of the Senate.

When no appointments have been made the salaries of Senators elected to fill such vacancies shall commence on the day following their election.

(Feb. 10, 1923, ch. 68, 42 Stat. 1225; Feb. 6, 1931, ch. 111, 46 Stat. 1065; June 19, 1934, ch. 648, title I, §1, 48 Stat. 1022; Feb. 13, 1935, ch. 6, §1, 49 Stat. 22, 23.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 36 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Prior Provisions

Prior similar provisions were contained in act July 31, 1894, ch. 174, 28 Stat. 162.

R.S. §51.

Amendments

1935—Act Feb. 13, 1935, inserted proviso as to commencement of salaries of Senators elected during a sine die adjournment on day following their election and provision as to commencement of salaries of Senators elected during a session to succeed appointees on day they qualify but that upon failure to qualify their salaries are to commence on day following sine die adjournment of Senate and struck out provision that salaries of Senators elected to fill vacancies are to commence on day they qualify.

1934—Act June 19, 1934, made nonsubstantive changes in grammar and punctuation.

1931—Act Feb. 6, 1931, made nonsubstantive changes in grammar and punctuation and struck out "to fill such vacancies" after "When no appointments have been made".

Constitutional Provisions

The first section of amendment XX to the Constitution provides in part: "* * * the terms of Senators and Representatives [shall end] at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin."