Senate passes direct deposit bill

The Senate approved bill S2090/A720, which makes direct deposit mandatory, unless an exemption is granted, for all state employees for compensation paid on and after July 1, 2014.

The bill would allow the governing body of a county to provide for mandatory deposit of its employees’ net pay by an ordinance or resolution adopted on or after that date.

The Senate vote was 32-1, with Sen. Mike Doherty voting no.

Senate passes direct deposit bill