AMENDMENT No. 1 PROPOSED TO
Senate Bill NO. 2360
By Representative(s) Committee
Amend by striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
SECTION 1. Section 25-3-73, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-3-73. From and after July 1, 2002, all state and nonstate service employees, as defined in Section 25-9-107, other than academic officials, members of the teaching staffs and employees of the state institutions of higher learning and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, shall be paid on a delayed basis twice a month. If such employees' payday falls on a state holiday as set forth in Section 3-3-7, or on a Saturday or Sunday, such employees shall be paid on the working day preceding such holiday, Saturday or Sunday.
SECTION 2. An employee of a state agency may authorize, in writing, a transfer each pay period from the employee's salary or wage payment for a membership fee in an eligible state employee organization. The written authorization shall remain in effect until an employee, in writing, authorizes a change in the authorization. Participation by employees of state agencies in the payroll deduction program authorized by this section is voluntary. To be eligible, a state employee organization must: have a current dues structure for state employees in place; have been operating in the state for at least eighteen (18) months; and have at least two thousand five hundred (2,500) members.
The deductions shall be made each pay period in an amount as authorized by the employee. The state agencies or applicable pay officer for the state shall pay over to the designated recipient any funds collected through payroll deductions on a monthly basis. The authorization for payroll deductions as provided in this section shall be continuing unless terminated, in writing, by the employee.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Further, amend by striking the title in its entirety and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-3-73, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DELAY THE IMPLEMENTATION DATE WHEREBY CERTAIN STATE AND NONSTATE SERVICE EMPLOYEES SHALL BE PAID ON A DELAYED BASIS TWICE A MONTH, AND TO EXEMPT EMPLOYEES OF THE STATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING FROM THE DELAYED BASIS PAYMENT REQUIREMENT; TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS FROM THE SALARIES OF STATE EMPLOYEES; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.