HBA-MPM H.B. 2167 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 2167 By: Naishtat Higher Education 3/19/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, employees of four year institutions of higher education may request a payroll deduction for membership dues in a professional organization. Community college employees, however, do not have this option. H.B. 2167 allows an employee of a junior college district to authorize a payroll deduction for a contribution to a professional organization, as well as to revoke this authorization. This bill also authorizes a junior college district to charge an employee who authorizes a deduction a fee to cover administrative costs. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Subchapter A, Chapter 130, Education Code, by adding Section 130.010, as follows: Sec. 130.010. VOLUNTARY SALARY DEDUCTIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS. (a) Authorizes an employee of a junior college district (district), on a form prescribed by the district, to authorize a payroll deduction for a contribution to a professional organization (organization). Provides that the authorization must provide specific information regarding the deducted amount and direct the chief financial officer of the district (financial officer) to transfer the funds to the designated organization. Provides that the deduction must be accomplished in a manner prescribed by the financial officer. Authorizes the employee to change or revoke the authorization by delivering written notice on a form prescribed by the district to the financial officer. Provides that this notice is effective on the later of the effective date specified in the notice or the date the financial officer receives it. Provides the notice must be delivered in a manner prescribed by the financial officer. Authorizes a district to charge an administrative fee to an employee who authorizes a deduction under this section which may not exceed the actual administrative cost or the fee the district charges for other salary deductions. SECTION 2.Emergency clause. Effective date: 90 days after adjournment.