Synopsis As Introduced Amends the State Comptroller Act. Provides that, if an employee indicates in writing to the paying State agency that it is his or her desire to have his or her payroll or expense reimbursement in the form of a paper check, then the Comptroller shall disburse those amounts in that form. Amends the Department of Employment Security Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Requires the Department to provide each claimant with written notice of benefit payment options, which must include: prepaid debit card, direct deposit, and paper check. Requires the Department to afford a claimant the opportunity to change his or her benefit payment option at any time.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: (i) requires payment to a secure check account (rather than payment by paper check) as a payment option and (ii) defines "secure check account". Effective 30 days after becoming law.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the State Comptroller Act. Provides that if employees want their payments deposited into a secure check account, then they must submit a direct deposit form to the paying State agency for payroll or to the Comptroller for expense reimbursement. Requires the Comptroller, upon acceptance of the form, to disburse those funds to the secure check account. Defines "secure check account" as an account established with a financial institution for the employee that allows the dispensing of the funds in the account through a third party who then dispenses a paper check to the employee. Effective 30 days after becoming law.