senate Bill S828

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enables employees to receive electronic confirmation of direct deposit in lieu of paper pay stubs

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Apr 30, 2012 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 25, 2012 advanced to third reading
Apr 19, 2012 2nd report cal.
Apr 18, 2012 1st report cal.516
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to finance

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S828 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5584
Current Committee:
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §200, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5027, A659

S828 - Bill Texts

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Enables employees to receive electronic confirmation of direct deposit in lieu of paper pay stubs; authorizes rules and regulations by the comptroller for electronic confirmation system; requires notification of such system in each employee's paper pay stub.

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BILL NUMBER:S828

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the state finance law, in relation to providing the option to
employees of electronic confirmation of direct deposit in lieu of paper
pay stubs

PURPOSE:
This bill requires the State Comptroller to offer any
employee who receives a salary through direct deposit the option to
opt out of receiving a paper pay stub and instead receive the
information that would be included in the pay stub electronically.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends subdivision 4 of section 200 of the State Finance
Law is re-lettered paragraph (e) and two new paragraphs ¸ and (d)
are added:

c) Any employee who requests to have their salary deposited directly
in a bank pursuant to this section, may opt out of receiving a paper
pay stub and may instead receive electronic confirmation that the
direct deposit transfer has gone through.

(d) The comptroller is hereby authorized to promulgate reasonable
rules and regulations, as may be necessary to administer the
electronic confirmation of direct deposits of employees' salaries
established in paragraph (c) of this subdivision. The comptroller
shall provide notice of the electronic confirmation system in each
employee's paper pay stub.

Section 2: Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
By allowing employees to have paychecks directly
deposited into their bank accounts, New York State has reduced the
environmental and economic costs of its payroll administration.
unfortunately, all employees even those enrolled ill the Direct
Deposit program-still receive printed copies of their pay stubs by
mail. This legislation would require the state to give employees the
option of receiving their pay stub electronically. In addition to the
environmental benefits resulting from the reduced use of paper.
electronic pay stubs ensure on-time delivery of payroll information
and save resources by eliminating printing, postage and
administrative costs.
Currently, Minnesota, Florida, Kentucky and South Dakota all have
similar programs in place. Under this legislation, employees who
prefer printed pay stubs will retain the option to receive a paper
copy.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Previously introduced.

FISCAL IMPACT ON THE STATE:


New York State is likely to save a
significant but undetermined amount due to reduced printing and
mailing costs.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the one hundred
eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately
the comptroller is authorized to promulgate any rules and regulations
and take any other measures necessary to implement this act on its
effective date.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   828

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the state finance law,  in  relation  to  providing  the
  option  to  employees  of electronic confirmation of direct deposit in
  lieu of paper pay stubs

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 4 of section 200 of the state
finance law is relettered paragraph (e) and two new paragraphs  (c)  and
(d) are added to read as follows:
  (C)  ANY EMPLOYEE WHO REQUESTS TO HAVE THEIR SALARY DEPOSITED DIRECTLY
IN A BANK PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, MAY OPT OUT OF RECEIVING A PAPER PAY
STUB AND MAY INSTEAD RECEIVE ELECTRONIC  CONFIRMATION  THAT  THE  DIRECT
DEPOSIT TRANSFER HAS GONE THROUGH.
  (D)  THE  COMPTROLLER  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REASONABLE
RULES AND REGULATIONS, AS MAY BE NECESSARY, TO ADMINISTER THE ELECTRONIC
CONFIRMATION OF DIRECT DEPOSITS OF EMPLOYEES'  SALARIES  ESTABLISHED  IN
PARAGRAPH  (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. THE COMPTROLLER SHALL PROVIDE NOTICE
OF THE ELECTRONIC CONFIRMATION SYSTEM IN EACH EMPLOYEE'S PAPER PAY STUB.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective  immediately  the  comptroller  is
authorized  to  promulgate  any rules and regulations and take any other
measures necessary to implement this act on its effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00941-01-1

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