LD 1770 LR 2641(03)
An Act To Revise Laws Regarding Unemployment That Were Amended or Affected by Recently Enacted Legislation
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Current biennium cost increase - Federal Expenditures Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Changes made in this legislation regarding how benefits paid to an eligible individual under the Employment Security Law are charged against the experience rating record of the individual's previous employers will have no fiscal impact on the Unemployment Trust Fund or the employer contribution rate schedule currently in effect. However, the Department of Labor will incur one-time Federal Expenditures Fund costs of approximately $900,000 in fiscal year 2018-19 to make the necessary programming updates in order to implement the change. The Department has indicated that it has federal funds available for this purpose.
Additional costs to the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation within the Department of Labor to provide the required alternate option to the web-based system for filing initial and continuing claims for unemployment benefits, including such options as telephone or in-person can be absorbed within existing budgeted resources.