SB 339 Establishes the Missouri Works Training Program and modifies provisions relating to unemployment compensation
Sponsor: Romine
LR Number: 1474S.02I Fiscal Note available
Committee: Governmental Accountability & Fiscal Oversight
Last Action: 5/17/2013 - S Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 339-Romine Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2013

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SB 339 - This act modifies provisions relating to workforce development programs.

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

This act removes the in person requirement for claimants reporting to an office of the Division of Employment Security. Claimants will be allowed to report by internet or other means as determined by the Division. The act also removes the reporting requirement for claimants residing in a county with unemployment of 10% or more and a county seat at least 40 miles from the closest Division office.

MISSOURI WORKS JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

This act establishes the Missouri Works Job Training Program which combines several existing job training programs and modifies the eligibility requirements for the programs. The Missouri Works Job Training Program provides financial assistance for job training for new jobs created by qualified companies. Financial assistance will also be available to business and technology centers established by Missouri community colleges, or state-owned postsecondary technical colleges, to provide business and training services for growth industries as determined by labor market conditions, rather than for specified disciplines.

The act also provides for the diversion of withholding taxes from new or retained jobs of qualified companies to pay costs incurred by new or retained jobs training projects administered by community and technical colleges.

The provisions of the Missouri Works Job Training Program will automatically sunset July 1, 2019, unless reauthorized.

This act is similar to HB 196, HB 1710 (2012), SB 734 (2012), provisions of HB 1246 (2012), and SB 296 (2011).

MIKE HAMMANN