00RS HB486


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HB 486 (BR 1813) - J. Gray, S. Nunn

     AN ACT relating to the unemployment insurance program and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 341.510 to permit the Cabinet for Workforce Development to access federal funds to administer the unemployment insurance program; make retroactive to January 1, 2000; EMERGENCY.


     SFA (1, R. Sanders Jr) - Retain the original provisions of the bill except deletes the provision that provides for an emergency; amend KRS 341.270 to reduce the "trust fund adequacy rates" for positive balance employers; and amend KRS 341.380 to increase weekly benefits for unemployed workers.
     SFA (2/Title, R. Sanders Jr) - Amend title to read: "AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance."
     CCR - Conference Committee could not agree and requested that Free Conference Committee be appointed.
     FCCR (Majority Report) - The Free Conference Committee adopted the provisions of the General Assembly copy of House Bill 486 with changes to provide that the average employer, within a positive tax balance, will receive an unemployment insurance tax rate reduction of $8.72 per employee, and will increase unemployment insurance benefits received by the employee by $10.00 per week.

     Jan 27-introduced in House
     Jan 28-to Labor and Industry (H)
     Feb 2-posted in committee
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2000
     Feb 22-3rd reading, passed 97-0
     Feb 23-received in Senate
     Feb 25-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 8, 2000; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 8-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 9-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with floor amendments (1) and (2-title)
     Mar 10-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate floor amendments (1) and (2-title)
     Mar 21-House refused to concur in Senate floor amendment (1)
     Mar 22-received in Senate
     Mar 28-posted for passage for receding from Senate floor amendment (1) ; Senate refused to recede from floor amendment (1) ; Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate
     Mar 29-Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee appointed in House and Senate; Free Conference Committee report filed in House

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