19. Every member of the council of a municipality receives, in addition to any remuneration fixed in a by-law adopted under section 2, an expense allowance of an amount equal to one-half of that remuneration, up to $17,044.
The amount provided for in the first paragraph must be adjusted on 1 January each year according to the change in the average Consumer Price Index for the preceding year, based on the index established for the whole of Québec by Statistics Canada.
That amount is rounded down to the nearest dollar if it includes a dollar fraction that is less than $0.50 or up to the nearest dollar if it includes a dollar fraction that is equal to or greater than $0.50. The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy shall publish the results of that adjustment in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
The allowance shall be paid as compensation for that part of the expenses attaching to the position that is not reimbursed to the member of the council under Chapter III.
1988, c. 30, s. 19; 1996, c. 27, s. 162; 2017, c. 13, s. 2191.
See notice of indexation dated 28 December 2019; (2019) 151 G.O. 1, 861.