31. Subject to sections 31.0.1, 31.0.2, 31.0.4 and 31.1.1, the council of a municipality may, by by-law, provide for the payment by the municipality of a transition allowance to any person who ceases to hold office as warden elected in accordance with section 210.29.2 of the Act respecting municipal territorial organization (chapter O-9) or as mayor after having held office during not less than 24 months preceding the end of his term.
Subject to sections 31.0.1, 31.0.2, 31.0.4 and 31.1.1, the council of a local municipality having 20,000 or more inhabitants may, by by-law, provide for the payment of a transition allowance to any person who ceases to be a member of the council after having been a member thereof for not less than the 24 months preceding the end of his term.
The amount of the allowance is equal to the product obtained by multiplying the amount of the person’s quarterly remuneration at the date of the end of his term by the number of full years during which he held office as warden, mayor or member of the council, as the case may be; the amount of the allowance is increased by that part of his quarterly remuneration that is proportional to any part of a year during which he held office as warden, mayor or member of the council, as the case may be, beyond the full years. The amount of the allowance shall not exceed four times that of his quarterly remuneration at the date of the end of his term. In the case of a resigning person who obtained a favourable decision under section 31.0.1, the amount paid must however be reduced by an amount equal to the employment, professional, business or retirement income or the disability insurance benefits the person receives or is entitled to receive during the period defined in section 31.0.2.
The council of a municipality may, by by-law, provide that the remuneration includes, for the purpose of fixing the amount of the transition allowance, any remuneration paid to its members by a mandatary body of the municipality or a supramunicipal body.
The council shall fix the terms and conditions of payment of the allowance. If may delegate that power to the executive committee.
A by-law provided for in this section may only be adopted if the vote of the mayor or warden is included in the two-thirds majority vote, in favour of the by-law, of the members of the council of the municipality.
Sections 7 to 10, adapted as required, apply to a by-law adopted under this section.
1988, c. 30, s. 31; 1991, c. 78, s. 19; 1996, c. 27, s. 171; 2001, c. 25, s. 193; 2011, c. 11, s. 19; 2016, c. 17, s. 128; 2016, c. 30, s. 911; 2018, c. 8, s. 2361.