Senate Republicans have started a quiet outreach to members to determine whether they would be available to return to Albany for a special session to potentially overturn the recommendations of a compensation commission, multiple sources on Wednesday told Zack Fink and Capital Tonight.

Holding such a session before 2019 begins would be close to impossible: The lawmakers who lost their seats this year would have little incentive to return and, with the holidays approaching, scheduling around vacations and family events would be difficult.

But the mere outreach itself is a sign of the dissatisfaction over the recommendations for a pay hike that also come with significant strings attached for the Legislature.

The commission in a report this week recommended increasing legislative pay over the next several years to $130,000 from the base pay of $79,500. The phased-in hikes would be tied to budgets approved before the state’s April 1 fiscal year.

The recommendations also backed a cap on outside pay at 15 percent of lawmakers’ legislative salaries and ended the stipend system for most leadership and committee posts.

The commission’s report has the force of law unless lawmakers act before the end of the year to overturn the recommendations.

The strings attached to the pay raise have angered some lawmakers, including John Flanagan, the Republican leader in the state Senate who remains the majority leader for the remainder of the month.

Flanagan in a statement on Tuesday blasted the pay commission’s report

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who in a statement said he wanted to maintain the independence of the legislative branch, will meet with his conference on Wednesday afternoon in Albany.