1-1 By: Cain S.B. No. 823
1-2 (In the Senate - Filed February 27, 1997; March 4, 1997, read
1-3 first time and referred to Committee on Intergovernmental
1-4 Relations; March 20, 1997, reported favorably by the following
1-5 vote: Yeas 11, Nays 0; March 20, 1997, sent to printer.)
1-6 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-7 AN ACT
1-8 relating to payroll deductions in certain municipalities.
1-9 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-10 SECTION 1. Section 141.008, Local Government Code, is
1-11 amended to read as follows:
1-12 Sec. 141.008. Payroll Deductions in Certain Municipalities.
1-13 (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), the [
The] governing body
1-14 of a municipality with a population of more than 10,000 may deduct
1-15 from a municipal employee's monthly salary or wages an amount
1-16 requested in writing by the employee in payment of membership dues
1-17 to a bona fide employees' association named by the employee.
1-18 (b) The governing body of a municipality with a population
1-19 of more than 50,000 shall make the payroll deduction described by
1-20 Subsection (a) if requested in writing by the employee and if the
1-21 municipality permits deductions for purposes other than charitable
1-22 donation, retirement plan contribution, deferred compensation,
1-23 insurance or tax payment, or garnishment.
1-24 (c) Participation in the payroll deduction program by a
1-25 municipal employee who is on active full-time duty is voluntary.
1-26 (d) [ (c)] An employee's written request must:
1-27 (1) be set out in a form prescribed and provided by
1-28 the municipal treasurer or comptroller;
1-29 (2) state the amount to be deducted each month; and
1-30 (3) direct the municipal treasurer or comptroller to
1-31 transfer the deducted funds to the designated employees'
1-33 (e) [ (d)] The amount deducted each month may not exceed the
1-34 amount stated in the written request. However, the governing body
1-35 of a municipality having a program under this section may impose
1-36 and collect an administrative fee from each participating employee
1-37 in addition to the membership dues that are withheld. The fee must
1-38 be a reasonable amount to reimburse the municipality for the
1-39 administrative costs of collecting, accounting for, and disbursing
1-40 the membership dues.
1-41 (f) [ (e)] A request under this section remains in effect
1-42 until the municipal treasurer or comptroller receives a written
1-43 notice of revocation in a form prescribed and provided by the
1-44 treasurer or comptroller and filed by the employee.
1-45 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1997.
1-46 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
1-47 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-48 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-49 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-50 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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