76R13199 PAM-D By Cain S.B. No. 568 Substitute the following for S.B. No. 568: By Najera C.S.S.B. No. 568 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED 1-1 AN ACT 1-2 relating to municipal payroll deductions. 1-3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: 1-4 SECTION 1. The heading of Section 141.008, Local Government 1-5 Code, is amended to read as follows: 1-6 Sec. 141.008. PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS PERMITTED IN CERTAIN 1-7 MUNICIPALITIES. 1-8 SECTION 2. Section 141.008(a), Local Government Code, is 1-9 amended to read as follows: 1-10 (a) The governing body of a municipality with a population 1-11 of more than 10,000 may deduct from a municipal employee's monthly 1-12 salary or wages an amount requested in writing by the employee in 1-13 payment of membership dues to a bona fide employees' association 1-14 that does not claim the right to strike named by the employee. 1-15 SECTION 3. Subchapter A, Chapter 141, Local Government Code, 1-16 is amended by adding Section 141.0081 to read as follows: 1-17 Sec. 141.0081. PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS REQUIRED IN CERTAIN 1-18 MUNICIPALITIES. (a) The governing body of a municipality with a 1-19 population of more than 50,000 shall deduct from a municipal 1-20 employee's monthly salary or wages an amount requested in writing 1-21 by the employee in payment of membership dues to a bona fide 1-22 employees' association that does not claim the right to strike 1-23 named by the employee if the municipality permits deductions for a 2-1 purpose other than for payment: 2-2 (1) for a charitable purpose; 2-3 (2) for health insurance; 2-4 (3) of taxes; or 2-5 (4) of a deduction required by law. 2-6 (b) The provisions of Sections 141.008(b)-(e) apply to 2-7 payroll deductions made under this section. 2-8 (c) On or after the first anniversary of the date the 2-9 municipality begins making payroll deductions under this section, a 2-10 municipality may discontinue making payroll deductions if the 2-11 governing body, after a public hearing, finds that the requirement 2-12 to make payroll deductions is not serving the best interest of the 2-13 municipality and provides specific reasons for its conclusion. 2-14 SECTION 4. The importance of this legislation and the 2-15 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an 2-16 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the 2-17 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several 2-18 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended, 2-19 and that this Act take effect and be in force from and after its 2-20 passage, and it is so enacted.