1-1 By: Cain S.B. No. 568
1-2 (In the Senate - Filed February 17, 1999; February 18, 1999,
1-3 read first time and referred to Committee on Intergovernmental
1-4 Relations; March 29, 1999, reported adversely, with favorable
1-5 Committee Substitute by the following vote: Yeas 5, Nays 0;
1-6 March 29, 1999, sent to printer.)
1-7 COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR S.B. No. 568 By: Ellis
1-8 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
1-9 AN ACT
1-10 relating to municipal payroll deductions.
1-11 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
1-12 SECTION 1. Section 141.008, Local Government Code, is
1-13 amended to read as follows:
1-14 Sec. 141.008. PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS IN CERTAIN MUNICIPALITIES.
1-15 (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), the [
The] governing body
1-16 of a municipality with a population of more than 10,000 may deduct
1-17 from a municipal employee's monthly salary or wages an amount
1-18 requested in writing by the employee in payment of membership dues
1-19 to a bona fide employees' association that is named by the employee
1-20 and that does not claim the right to strike.
1-21 (b) The governing body of a municipality with a population
1-22 of more than 50,000 shall make the payroll deduction described by
1-23 Subsection (a) if requested in writing by the employee and if the
1-24 municipality permits deductions other than deductions for charity,
1-25 health insurance, or taxes or other deductions required by law.
1-26 (c) Participation in the payroll deduction program by a
1-27 municipal employee who is on active full-time duty is voluntary.
1-28 (d) [ (c)] An employee's written request must:
1-29 (1) be set out in a form prescribed and provided by
1-30 the municipal treasurer or comptroller;
1-31 (2) state the amount to be deducted each month; and
1-32 (3) direct the municipal treasurer or comptroller to
1-33 transfer the deducted funds to the designated employees'
1-35 (e) [ (d)] The amount deducted each month may not exceed the
1-36 amount stated in the written request. However, the governing body
1-37 of a municipality having a program under this section may impose
1-38 and collect an administrative fee from each participating employee
1-39 in addition to the membership dues that are withheld. The fee must
1-40 be a reasonable amount to reimburse the municipality for the
1-41 administrative costs of collecting, accounting for, and disbursing
1-42 the membership dues.
1-43 (f) [ (e)] A request under this section remains in effect
1-44 until the municipal treasurer or comptroller receives a written
1-45 notice of revocation in a form prescribed and provided by the
1-46 treasurer or comptroller and filed by the employee.
1-47 SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 1999.
1-48 SECTION 3. The importance of this legislation and the
1-49 crowded condition of the calendars in both houses create an
1-50 emergency and an imperative public necessity that the
1-51 constitutional rule requiring bills to be read on three several
1-52 days in each house be suspended, and this rule is hereby suspended.
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