2004 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Thames
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 25-11-111.1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT A MEMBER OR BENEFICIARY SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST THAT RETIREMENT BENEFITS UNDER THE PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM NOT BE MADE BY MEANS OF DIRECT DEPOSIT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 25-11-111.1, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
25-11-111.1. The Public Employees' Retirement System shall make payments of retirement benefits under this chapter to members who retire effective on or after January 1, 2003, and to the beneficiaries of those members, by means of direct deposit to an account with a financial institution that is a participant of the Automated Clearing House designated by the member or beneficiary, unless the member or beneficiary requests in writing that the payment of retirement benefits made under this chapter not be made by means of direct deposit.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after January 1, 2004.