H. B. 2375
(By Delegates Beach and Fragale)
[Passed March 10, 1995; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend and reenact section thirteen-b, article three,
chapter twelve of the code of West Virginia, one thousand
nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to adding
language to allow state employees to authorize certain
deductions to be made from their salaries either once or
twice each month.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section thirteen-b, article three, chapter twelve of
the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one,
as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 3. APPROPRIATIONS, EXPENDITURES AND DEDUCTIONS.
12-3-13b. Voluntary deductions by state auditor from salaries
of employees to pay association dues or fees and to
pay supplemental health and life insurance premiums.
Any officer or employee of the state of West Virginia may
authorize that a voluntary deduction from his net wages be made
for the payment of membership dues or fees to an employee association. Voluntary deductions may also be authorized by an
officer or employee for any supplemental health and life
insurance premium, subject to prior approval by the auditor.
Such deductions shall be authorized on a form provided by the
auditor of the state of West Virginia and shall state (a) the
identity of the employee; (b) the amount and frequency of such
deductions; and (c) the identity and address of the association
or insurance company to which such dues shall be paid. Upon
execution of such authorization and its receipt by the office of
the auditor, such deductions shall be made in the manner
specified on the form and remitted to the designated association
or insurance company on the tenth day of each month: Provided,
That such deductions shall be made either once or twice monthly
at the option of the employee. Deduction authorizations may be
revoked at any time thirty days prior to the date on which the
deduction is regularly made and on a form to be provided by the
office of the state auditor: Provided, however, That nothing in
this section shall interfere with or remove any existing
arrangement for dues deduction between an employer or any
political subdivision of the state and its employees.