Enrolled House Bill (H)

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Unemployment insurance. Abolishes the Indiana unemployment compensation board and transfers the board's duties to the department of workforce development (department). Revises the circumstances under which the department may waive work search requirements for an individual receiving benefits. Provides that, after an individual begins receiving benefits, the individual must visit and receive an orientation to the services available through a one stop center in order to maintain eligibility to receive benefits. Allows the department to waive the orientation requirement under certain circumstances. Requires the department to submit a report to the general assembly and the governor before December 1 of each Unemployment insurance. Abolishes the Indiana unemployment compensation board and transfers the board's duties to the department of workforce development (department). Revises the circumstances under which the department may waive work search requirements for an individual receiving benefits. Provides that, after an individual begins receiving benefits, the individual must visit and receive an orientation to the services available through a one stop center in order to maintain eligibility to receive benefits. Allows the department to waive the orientation requirement under certain circumstances. Requires the department to submit a report to the general assembly and the governor before December 1 of each year concerning the status of the unemployment compensation system. Requires the department to make a presentation at each meeting of the budget committee held before November 1, 2016, concerning this same information. Limits the amount of money from the special employment and training services fund (fund) that can be used by the department for certain purposes to not more than $5,000,000 per state fiscal year, unless the budget committee approves an additional amount. Provides that grants from the fund to various state educational institutions for apprenticeship programs and training and counseling assistance: (1) are the first expenditures from the fund each state fiscal year; and (2) are contingent only on the availability of money and do not require approval by the department. Urges the legislative council to assign to the interim study committee on employment and labor or another appropriate interim study committee during the 2016 legislative interim the topic of establishing a committee or board to oversee the unemployment insurance trust fund and the fund. Makes conforming and technical amendments. ... View more