2.0103 Legislature may not raise its own compensation—Exception.
No Legislature except the 15th, may raise its own compensation, but a Legislature may raise the compensation of succeeding Legislatures.History: 1977, PL 15-13 § 2.
Section 3 of PL 15-13 provided: This act is only effective if the Secretary of the Interior approves the amendment to Article II, Section 25 of the Constitution of American Samoa, approved by the qualified electors of American Samoa at the 2 November 1976 election, providing the compensation of legislators be provided by law. This act is effective upon passage and approval due to the emergency necessity of raising the legislator’s compensation”.
The Secretary approved the amendment 8 April 1977.