AN ACT AUTHORIZING PAYROLL DEDUCTIONS TO SUPPORT HIGHER EDUCATION.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 17B of chapter 180 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “fund”, in lines 5 and 12, the following words:- , or to scholarship and other fundraising initiatives that benefit a public institution of higher education, its affiliates and foundations as listed in section 5 of chapter 15A.
SECTION 2. Said chapter 180 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 17M the following section:-
Section 17N. Deductions on payroll schedules may be made from the salary of a university of Massachusetts employee of an amount which the employee may specify in writing to the payroll office of the campus where he is employed for payment of certain university sponsored activities. The authorization may be withdrawn by the employee, by giving 60 days notice in writing of the withdrawal to the payroll office where he is employed. The treasurer of the university shall deduct from the salary of the employee the amount of authorized deductions certified to him on the payroll and transmit the sum so deducted to the recipient specified by the employee.
Approved November 16, 2006.