Resolves

124th Legislature

Second Regular Session



Chapter 147

H.P. 1074 - L.D. 1524

Resolve, Directing the Department of Labor To Research and Analyze the Methods Other States Utilize To Assess Benefit Charges When a Worker Becomes Unemployed and Receives Benefits

Sec. 1. Examine methods used to assess benefit charges. Resolved: That the Commissioner of Labor or the commissioner’s designee shall examine the methods employed by other states to assess benefit charges when a worker who has multiple employers becomes unemployed and receives unemployment benefits. The Commissioner of Labor or the commissioner’s designee shall also analyze the findings to determine how to best protect employers in the State from inequitable assessments and how to best use technology to implement the findings; and be it further

Sec. 2. Reporting date established. Resolved: That the Commissioner of Labor or the commissioner’s designee shall report the findings under section 1 and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over labor matters by January 15, 2011, including suggested legislation necessary to implement the findings; and be it further

Sec. 3. Authority to introduce legislation. Resolved: That the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over labor matters may submit a bill to the First Regular Session of the 125th Legislature to implement findings relating to the report under section 2.

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