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Bill Detail: SB23-180

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Title Restore Current Pay Periods For State Employees
Status Governor Signed (05/01/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors B. Titone (D)
R. Weinberg (R)
Senate Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
M. Baisley (R)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee Business, Labor and Technology
Date Introduced 03/06/2023

Joint Technology Committee. The majority of state employees
who are paid through the state's payroll system (state employees) are paid
based on a monthly pay period and some state employees are paid based
on a biweekly pay period. In 2015, in anticipation of the implementation
of a new payroll system for state employees, the general assembly enacted
a bill to require that all state employees be paid twice a month for pay
periods that began on or after July 1, 2017. However, the payroll system
that would have paid state employees twice a month was not
implemented. The bill repeals the requirement that state employees be
paid twice a month and restores the monthly and biweekly pay periods.
In 2015, the general assembly also enacted a one-time loan
program that allowed any state employee to apply to the department of
personnel for a loan to assist the employee in July 2017, when the
transition to the twice a month payroll system would have created a
2-week lag in state employees' pay. It was not necessary for any state
employee to use the one-time loan program, and the bill repeals the
In 2016, the general assembly enacted a bill to allow the state
personnel director to delay the date by which state employees would be
paid twice a month after providing notice to state employees and the
general assembly. The bill repeals such authority, as the state personnel
director no longer intends to implement a twice a month payroll system.
The bill also makes necessary conforming amendments to allow
the state's payroll system to pay employees on either a monthly or
biweekly basis.

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