H.B.1409. Modifies the duration of unemployment compensation, modifies the method to pay federal advances, and raises the fund trigger causing contribution rate reductions

Missouri House of Representatives
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Summary

                    This bill changes the laws regarding unemployment compensation.

Currently, the maximum total amount of benefits any insured worker may receive during any benefit year must not exceed 20 times his or her weekly benefit amount or 33 1/3% of his or her wage credits.

This bill repeals that provision and, beginning January 1, 2019, limits benefits based upon a sliding scale from 13 weeks if the Missouri average unemployment rate is below 6%, to 20 weeks if the Missouri average unemployment rate is 9% or higher.
                
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                    The bill specifies the meaning of "Missouri average unemployment rate" is based upon the seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rates, and revises the definition of "wages" as it applies to employment security laws to include termination pay and severance pay. Any lump sum payment of wages from severance pay must be prorated for the purposes of determining unemployment benefits.

The bill specifies that for 60 days from the effective date of the bill an employer may file a timely appeal for recovery of overpayments for the last five years due to the erroneous experience rating.

The bill raises the amount required in the Unemployment Compensation Fund before an employer's contribution rate is decreased. The bill also modifies the procedures for the Board of Unemployment Fund Financing to meet and consider the issuance of credit instruments to repay federal advances to the fund, and modifies the time employers shall pay the interest assessment on credit instruments.

This bill is similar to HB 288 (2017).
                

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Actions

  • Public Hearing Scheduled (S) - Tuesday, March 27, Noon or Upon Morning Recess, SCR 1

    Tue, Mar 20th 2018
  • Second read and referred: Senate Small Business and Industry(S)

    Thu, Mar 1st 2018
  • Reported to the Senate and First Read (S)

    Thu, Feb 15th 2018
  • Third Read and Passed (H) - AYES: 96 NOES: 53 PRESENT: 0

    Thu, Feb 15th 2018
  • Taken Up

    Thu, Feb 15th 2018
  • Perfected with Amendments (H) - HSA 1 for HA 4 adopted

    Tue, Feb 13th 2018
  • Title of Bill - Agreed To

    Tue, Feb 13th 2018
  • Taken Up for Perfection (H)

    Tue, Feb 13th 2018
  • Placed on Informal Calendar

    Wed, Feb 7th 2018
  • Executive Session Completed (H)

    Mon, Feb 5th 2018
  • Reported Do Pass (H) - AYES: 9 NOES: 5 PRESENT: 0

    Mon, Feb 5th 2018
  • Voted Do Pass (H)

    Mon, Feb 5th 2018
  • Executive Session Continued

    Mon, Jan 29th 2018
  • Action Postponed (H)

    Mon, Jan 29th 2018
  • Voted Do Pass (H)

    Tue, Jan 23rd 2018
  • Referred: Rules - Administrative Oversight(H)

    Tue, Jan 23rd 2018
  • Reported Do Pass (H) - AYES: 7 NOES: 5 PRESENT: 0

    Tue, Jan 23rd 2018
  • Executive Session Completed (H)

    Tue, Jan 23rd 2018
  • Public Hearing Completed (H)

    Tue, Jan 9th 2018
  • Referred: Special Committee on Employment Security(H)

    Thu, Jan 4th 2018
  • Read Second Time (H)

    Thu, Jan 4th 2018
  • Read First Time (H)

    Wed, Jan 3rd 2018
  • Prefiled (H)

    Fri, Dec 1st 2017