SB 495 Modifies various provisions relating to employment security
Sponsor: Griesheimer
LR Number: 2121L.05C Fiscal Note: 2121-05
Committee: Small Business, Insurance and Industry
Last Action: 5/15/2009 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading Journal Page:
Title: HCS SCS SB 495 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Emergency Clause
House Handler: Fisher

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HCS/SCS/SB 495 - This act modifies various provisions relating to unemployment compensation.

Unemployment compensation claimants shall be ineligible for waiting week credits or benefits for any week the claimant has an outstanding penalty due to an overpayment of benefits.

Claimants are disqualified for waiting week credit and benefits if the claimant is discharged for providing false information on an employment application concerning a felony conviction or training, licensure, certification, or educational qualifications.

The act modifies the type of notice it is required to give employers relating to failing to make reports, paying contributions, and penalties to include notice by certified mail at the last known address of the employer.

When assessments of contributions, interest, or penalties are delinquent, the division may file a certificate of lien in the appropriate recorder's office which shall attach to real or personal property or interest in real or personal property owned by the employer.

Currently, the state or a federal agency may receive disclosures of certain confidential information relating to unemployment compensation to the extent required by federal law. This act allows disclosure to the extent the state or federal agency needs to fulfill its official duties.

Currently, the unpaid principal amount of outstanding credit instruments, combined with the unpaid principal amount of any financing agreement authorized and issued by the Board of Unemployment Fund Financing shall not exceed $450 million at any one time. This act removes this provision.

Similarly, the current total amount of outstanding obligations under all financial agreements entered into by the board shall not exceed the difference of $450 million and the principal amount of outstanding credit instruments. This provision is also removed.

This act contains an emergency clause.

This act is similar to HB 1075(2009).

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