HB 349/LM (BR 955) - L. Clark, R. Nelson, J. Bell, W. Coursey, R. Crimm, R. Damron, J. Gooch Jr., J. Greer, C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, D. Keene, M. King, C. Miller, T. Riner, C. Siler, T. Thompson, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance.
Amend sections of KRS Chapter 341 to adopt recommendations of the UI Task Force; amend 341.030 to increase the taxable wage base to $9,000 on January 1, 2012 and increase by $300 each year to 2022, not to exceed $12,000; amend KRS 341.096 to revise definition of rate of "insured unemployment rate" by basing it on the weekly average number of weeks claimed for regular benefits; amend KRS 341.270 to require calculation of the unemployment insurance trust fund balance on September 30 rather than December 31 of each year; modify the tax schedule trigger amounts; change the computation date of an employer's reserve ratio and reserve account balance from September 30 to June 30; change the computation date applicable to effective date of rates from October 31 to July 31 of each year; amend KRS 341.275 and 341.277 to impose interest or amounts billed reimbursing employees; amend KRS 341.350 to impose a one week waiting period before benefits payments begin; limit the waiting week period to one per benefit year; make the waiting week compensable at end of the claim; amend KRS 341.380 to provide that on January 1, 2012, the weekly benefit rate shall be 1.1923% of total base period wages; retain and revise limitations on annual benefit increases; amend KRS 341.530 to permit an employer with a negative reserve account balance to make voluntary payments every other year.
Feb 1-introduced in House
Feb 2-to Labor & Industry (H); posting waived
Feb 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 5-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 8, 2010
Feb 8-3rd reading, passed 97-0
Feb 9-received in Senate
Feb 11-to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 23-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)
Mar 24-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to State & Local Government (S)