House of Representatives
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Government Operations & Elections Committee
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Brief Description: Authorizing pretax payroll deductions for qualified transit and parking benefits.
Sponsors: Representatives Hunt, Moscoso, Seaquist, Blake, Riccelli, Reykdal, Stanford, Fitzgibbon and Bergquist.
Hearing Date: 2/12/13
Staff: Marsha Reilly (786-7135).
Subject to specified requirements, public officers and state employees may request payroll deductions for the following:
credit union deposit deductions;
parking fee payment deductions;
United States savings bond deductions;
deductions for board, lodging, or uniforms, when furnished by the state;
membership dues and other fees to professional organizations;
insurance contributions for payment of premiums under contracts authorized by the Washington State Health Care Authority;
deductions for payments to a bank, savings bank, or savings and loan association; and
contributions to the Washington State Combined Fund Drive.
Parking fee payroll deductions are authorized only for payments made for parking facilities furnished by an agency or by the Department of Enterprise Services (DES).
Summary of Bill:
Pretax payroll deductions are authorized for qualified transit and parking benefits. Eligibility for the pretax deduction requires that payment of the parking fee be made to the agency, the DES, or a private parking vendor.
Fiscal Note: Not requested.
Effective Date: The bill takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the session in which the bill is passed.