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GENERAL PROVISIONS
(5 ILCS 365/) State Salary and Annuity Withholding Act.

5 ILCS 365/1

    (5 ILCS 365/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 351)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the State Salary and Annuity Withholding Act.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 2707.)

5 ILCS 365/2

    (5 ILCS 365/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 352)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    "Office" means the State Comptroller, the Board of Trustees of the State Universities Retirement System, or the Board of Trustees of any of the following institutions: the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University.
    "Department" means any department, board, commission, institution, officer, court, or agency of State government, other than the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University, receiving State appropriations and having the power to certify payrolls to the Comptroller authorizing payments of salary or wages from appropriations from any State fund or from trust funds held by the State Treasurer; and the Board of Trustees of the General Assembly Retirement System, the Board of Trustees of the State Employees' Retirement System of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of the Teachers' Retirement System of the State of Illinois, and the Board of Trustees of the Judges Retirement System of Illinois created respectively by Articles 2, 14, 16, and 18 of the Illinois Pension Code.
    "Employee" means any regular officer or employee who receives salary or wages for personal service rendered to the State of Illinois and, for the purpose of deduction for the purchase of United States Savings Bonds, includes any State contractual employee.
    "Annuitant" means a person receiving a retirement annuity or disability benefits under Article 2, 14, 15, 16, or 18 of the Illinois Pension Code.
    "Annuity" means the retirement annuity or disability benefits received by an annuitant.
(Source: P.A. 89-4, eff. 1-1-96; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97; 90-448, eff. 8-16-97.)

5 ILCS 365/3

    (5 ILCS 365/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 353)
    Sec. 3. Whenever a Department whose payroll is processed by the Comptroller, or an Office other than the Comptroller, is authorized in writing by a State employee or annuitant to withhold a specified portion of such employee's or annuitant's salary, wages or annuity for a designated period of time for any one or more of the purposes specified in Section 4, such Department shall direct the Comptroller to withhold and such Office other than the Comptroller shall withhold from such employee's salary, wages or annuity for each pay period the amount specified in the authorization during the period of time therein designated.
(Source: P.A. 82-182.)

5 ILCS 365/4

    (5 ILCS 365/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 354)
    Sec. 4. Authorization of withholding. An employee or annuitant may authorize the withholding of a portion of his salary, wages, or annuity for any one or more of the following purposes:
        (1) for purchase of United States Savings Bonds;
        (2) for payment of premiums on life or accident and
    
health insurance as defined in Section 4 of the "Illinois Insurance Code", approved June 29, 1937, as amended, and for payment of premiums on policies of automobile insurance as defined in Section 143.13 of the "Illinois Insurance Code", as amended, and the personal multiperil coverages commonly known as homeowner's insurance. However, no portion of salaries, wages or annuities may be withheld to pay premiums on automobile, homeowner's, life or accident and health insurance policies issued by any one insurance company or insurance service company unless a minimum of 100 employees or annuitants insured by that company authorize the withholding by an Office within 6 months after such withholding begins. If such minimum is not satisfied the Office may discontinue withholding for such company. For any insurance company or insurance service company which has not previously had withholding, the Office may allow withholding for premiums, where less than 100 policies have been written, to cover a probationary period. An insurance company which has discontinued withholding may reinstate it upon presentation of facts indicating new management or re-organization satisfactory to the Office;
        (3) for payment to any labor organization designated
    
by the employee;
        (4) for payment of dues to any association the
    
membership of which consists of State employees and former State employees;
        (5) for deposit in any credit union, in which State
    
employees are within the field of membership as a result of their employment;
        (6) for payment to or for the benefit of an
    
institution of higher education by an employee of that institution;
        (7) for payment of parking fees at the underground
    
facility located south of the William G. Stratton State Office Building in Springfield, the parking ramp located at 401 South College Street, west of the William G. Stratton State Office Building in Springfield, or at the parking facilities located on the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois;
        (8) for voluntary payment to the State of Illinois of
    
amounts then due and payable to the State;
        (9) for investment purchases made as a participant in
    
College Savings Programs established pursuant to Section 30-15.8a of the School Code;
        (10) for voluntary payment to the Illinois Department
    
of Revenue of amounts due or to become due under the Illinois Income Tax Act;
        (11) for payment of optional contributions to a
    
retirement system subject to the provisions of the Illinois Pension Code;
        (12) for contributions to organizations found
    
qualified by the State Comptroller under the requirements set forth in the Voluntary Payroll Deductions Act of 1983;
        (13) for payment of fringe benefit contributions to
    
employee benefit trust funds (whether such employee benefit trust funds are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 1001 et seq. or not) for State contractual employees hired through labor organizations and working pursuant to a signed agreement between a labor organization and a State agency, whether subject to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act or not; this item (13) is not intended to limit employee benefit trust funds and the contributions to be made thereto to be limited to those which are encompassed for purposes of computing the prevailing wage in any particular locale, but rather such employee benefit trusts are intended to include contributions to be made to such funds that are intended to assist in training, building and maintenance, industry advancement, and the like, including but not limited to those benefit trust funds such as pension and welfare that are normally computed in the prevailing wage rates and which otherwise would be subject to contribution obligations by private employers that are signatory to agreements with labor organizations.
(Source: P.A. 94-541, eff. 1-1-06.)

5 ILCS 365/5

    (5 ILCS 365/5) (from Ch. 127, par. 355)
    Sec. 5. Each Office and Department that prepares a payroll voucher shall provide to its employees forms authorizing the withholding from salary, wages or annuity as provided for by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-163.)

5 ILCS 365/6

    (5 ILCS 365/6) (from Ch. 127, par. 356)
    Sec. 6. Sufficient copies of any authorization provided for by this Act shall be executed by the employee to enable the Department that prepares the voucher on which the employee's name appears to transmit a copy thereof to any Department required to certify or approve such vouchers, and the Department so preparing the voucher shall make such transmittals. Copies of such authorization need not be transmitted to the Department of Central Management Services. Authorizations for withholding and the termination of withholding for the purchase of United States Savings Bonds shall be filed with the Comptroller.
    Each Department and Office, in the preparation of vouchers, or payroll disbursing, is authorized and directed, in addition to other requirements of law, to indicate thereon:
    (1) the amount or amounts to be withheld from the salary, wages or annuity of each employee or annuitant that has authorized such withholding under this Act; (2) the purpose or purposes of such withholding; and (3) the net amount payable to the employee or annuitant.
    Voucher forms designed and approved by the comptroller under the provisions of Section 9a of "An Act in relation to State finance", approved June 10, 1919, as heretofore or hereafter amended, shall be so designed as to meet the requirements of this Section.
    Any Department required to approve vouchers shall approve vouchers prepared in accordance with this Act if they meet the requirements of other laws applicable thereto.
(Source: P.A. 82-789.)

5 ILCS 365/7

    (5 ILCS 365/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 357)
    Sec. 7. Any Office in making payment for any item of salary, wages or annuity on a voucher or in disbursing a payroll shall deduct any amount or amounts authorized to be withheld under this Act as certified in such voucher or disbursed in such payroll and shall make payment to the employee or annuitant for the net amount payable to the employee or annuitant. Where payment is made by warrant, information concerning the amount or amounts withheld and the purpose of each such withholding shall be provided on a detachable stub. Where payment is made by the Comptroller by direct deposit, the Comptroller may distribute statements of the amounts and purposes of withholding from such payments intermittently, not less than annually.
    Each Office shall create a separate trust fund for the purpose of withholding from employees for the purchase of United States Savings Bonds as provided by this Act. The State Treasurer shall be ex officio, trustee and custodian of such trust fund created by the State Comptroller. The Comptroller shall direct the State Treasurer to deposit to the trust fund the amounts authorized to be withheld for United States Savings Bonds as certified on each payroll or annuitant's voucher.
    Such trust fund and each individual employee or annuitant account created by the Comptroller shall be subject to audit the same as funds and accounts belonging to the State of Illinois and shall be protected by the official bond given by the State Treasurer. Trust funds and individual employee or annuitant accounts created by an Office other than the Comptroller shall be subject to audit in the same manner as other funds.
(Source: P.A. 83-162.)

5 ILCS 365/8

    (5 ILCS 365/8) (from Ch. 127, par. 358)
    Sec. 8. Payment of certain amounts withheld.
    (a) If a withholding authorization is for the purpose of payment of insurance premiums or for payment to a labor union, each Office shall make payments, as soon as payroll warrants are prepared and verified, on behalf of the employee or annuitant to the payee named in the authorization the amount specified in the authorization. Such payments shall be made by warrants prepared at the time the payroll is processed.
    (b) If a withholding authorization is for the purpose of purchasing United States Savings Bonds, each Office, whenever a sufficient sum has accumulated in the employee's account to purchase a bond of the denomination directed by the employee in his authorization, shall purchase such a United States Savings Bond in the name designated by the employee and deliver it to the employee.
    (c) If a withholding authorization is for the purpose of payment of parking fees pursuant to paragraph 7 of Section 4, the State Comptroller shall deposit 80% of the amount withheld in the Capital Development Bond Retirement and Interest Fund in the State Treasury and 20% of the amount withheld in the State Parking Facility Maintenance Fund in the State Treasury.
    (d) If a withholding authorization is for the purpose of payment of amounts due or to become due under the Illinois Income Tax Act, the Office shall pay the amounts withheld without delay directly to the Department of Revenue or to a depositary designated by the Department of Revenue.
(Source: P.A. 90-448, eff. 8-16-97.)

5 ILCS 365/9

    (5 ILCS 365/9) (from Ch. 127, par. 359)
    Sec. 9. Any authorization to withhold from the salary, wages or annuity of an employee or annuitant shall terminate and such withholding shall cease upon the happening of any of the following events:
    (1) termination of employment or termination of payment of an annuity, as the case may be;
    (2) written notice by the employee or annuitant of cancellation of such former authorization, except that an authorization to withhold for the payment of optional contributions to a retirement system through an employer pickup is irrevocable;
    (3) expiration of the time during which such withholding was authorized;
    (4) when the total amount authorized to be withheld has been so withheld.
    Upon termination of authorization to purchase United States Savings Bonds, any amount withheld from the salary or wages of an employee for such purpose and which has not been so used shall be immediately remitted by each Office to the person from whose salary or wages such amount was withheld.
(Source: P.A. 90-448, eff. 8-16-97.)

5 ILCS 365/10

    (5 ILCS 365/10) (from Ch. 127, par. 360)
    Sec. 10. Each Office shall promulgate reasonable rules deemed necessary for the administration of this Act, which rules and any changes thereof shall be filed and become effective pursuant to the provisions of "An Act concerning administrative rules", approved June 14, 1951, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 1244.)