Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Unemployment insurance. Requires the department of workforce development (department) to give its annual presentation regarding the status of the unemployment compensation system to the interim study committee on employment and labor (instead of the budget committee, as provided in current law). Modifies the law governing the department's recordkeeping, release of records, and confidentiality duties and obligations. Changes the manner in which notice of a claimant's registration, failure to register, renewal, or continuation of the claimant's claim for unemployment benefits may be provided to an employer. Allows an employer to receive delivery of: (1) a notice of a claimant's registration, failure Unemployment insurance. Requires the department of workforce development (department) to give its annual presentation regarding the status of the unemployment compensation system to the interim study committee on employment and labor (instead of the budget committee, as provided in current law). Modifies the law governing the department's recordkeeping, release of records, and confidentiality duties and obligations. Changes the manner in which notice of a claimant's registration, failure to register, renewal, or continuation of the claimant's claim for unemployment benefits may be provided to an employer. Allows an employer to receive delivery of: (1) a notice of a claimant's registration, failure to register, renewal, continuation, or cancellation of a claimant's claim for unemployment benefits, or wage or benefit rights; (2) a monthly report of benefit charges; and (3) a notice of the employer's contribution rate; by the United States Postal Service using first class mail, if the employer notifies the department on a form provided by the department. Updates a reference to the bureau of employment security to the United States Department of Labor. Requires that the training grants paid from the special employment and training services fund (fund) be paid each state fiscal year before expenditures from the fund are made for any other purpose. For the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, and the state fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018, suspends the $5,000,000 maximum on expenditures from the fund by the department in a state fiscal year. Requires the department to transfer the amount in the fund that exceeds $8,500,000 on December 31 to the unemployment insurance benefit fund not later than 30 days after December 31. Repeals a provision that provides up to $2,000,000 from the fund to provide training and reemployment of department employees dislocated by unemployment compensation system modernization. ... View more