Ramos introduces direct-deposit bill

Assemblyman Ruben J. Ramos Jr., (D-33), Hudson, has introduced legislation that seeks to save taxpayer money by modernizing the state’s payroll system.

The bill, A3899, would provide that the state treasurer would have three years to ensure that every state employee be set up to receive direct deposit, according to a release from Ramos’ office.

The bill also seeks to eliminate administrative costs associated with mailing pay stubs to employees by requiring that all pay information now be available online via the employee’s assigned e-mail address.

Additionally, the bill requires that all employee W-2 IRS forms be available online for employee access, also eliminating the need for the state to print and mail these forms.

Under this three-year roll-out, the treasurer will also have the authority to provide exemptions and waivers for certain employees and departments that cannot accommodate the technological requirements, according to Ramos’ office.

The bill has been referred to the Assembly State Government Committee.

Ramos introduces direct-deposit bill