SB551 S JUD AM 2-23 #2

Canterbury 7892

 

The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

CHAPTER 5. GENERAL POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR, SECRETARY OF STATE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL; BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS; MISCELLANEOUS AGENCIES, COMMISSIONS, OFFICES, PROGRAMS, ETC.

ARTICLE 10D. CONSOLIDATED PUBLIC RETIREMENT BOARD.

5-10D-13. Withholding state and county money to satisfy delinquencies.


(a) If any employer participating in a retirement plan, administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board pursuant to 5-10D-1 et seq. of this code, fails to make any payment due to the retirement system for a period of 60 days after the payment is due, the participating employer shall become delinquent, and such delinquency shall be certified by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board to the State Auditor, the county commission of the county in which the participating employer is located, and the sheriff of the county in which the participating employer is located. If any participating employer becomes delinquent as provided herein, the State Auditor, county commission, or sheriff is authorized and directed to withhold any money due such participating employer by the state or county until such delinquency, together with regular interest thereon, from the date due until the delinquency is satisfied. The money withheld by the State Auditor, county commission, or sheriff shall be paid to the applicable retirement system on behalf of the participating employer.

(b) The Consolidated Public Retirement Board, 30 days prior to certifying delinquency under this section, shall provide notice to the participating employer.

CHAPTER 61. CRIMES AND THEIR PUNISHMENT.

ARTICLE 10. CRIMES AGAINST PUBLIC POLICY.


61-10-20. Failure of employers to provide certain benefits for employees.

(a) In addition to any other penalty or punishment otherwise prescribed by law, any employer who is party to an agreement to pay or provide benefits or wage supplements and who without reasonable justification willfully fails or refuses to pay the amount or amounts necessary to provide such benefits or furnish such supplements within 30 days after such payments are required to be made shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500. When such employer is a corporation, the president, secretary, treasurer, or officer exercising responsibility for such nonpayment shall be guilty of the offense prohibited by this section.

(b) Any person who is responsible for ensuring that an entity complies with the requirements of a retirement plan administered by the Consolidated Public Retirement Board pursuant to 5-10D-1 et seq. of this code who knowingly and willfully fails to make employee or employer contributions to the retirement plan for a period of 60 days after the payment is due shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction of a first offense thereof, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $500 or shall be confined in jail for not more than six months, or both fined and confined.

(c) Conviction of a violation of 61-10-20(b) of this code constitutes prima facie evidence of official misconduct.


 

 

 

Adopted

Rejected