Legislature(1995 - 1996)

03/07/1996 02:05 PM L&C

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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
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               SB 261 UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION                              
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY brought up SB 261 as the next order of business                
 before the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee.  He said that SB 261            
 is basically a housekeeping bill.                                             
                                                                               
 DWIGHT PERKINS, Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Department             
 of Labor, stated there was a question regarding Section 13 of the             
 bill which has to do with the "equity and good conscience" standard           
 was and there was no fault of the claimant that these were to                 
 happen.  The language on page 8,line 3, helps in determining that             
 this is good conscience on behalf of the claimant.                            
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY asked if this is mainly trying to recover money that           
 is a mistake of the division.                                                 
                                                                               
 MR. PERKINS replied that is correct, when there is no fault on                
 behalf of the claimant.                                                       
                                                                               
 CHAIRMAN KELLY asked what would happen if it was the claimant's               
 fault.                                                                        
                                                                               
 MR. PERKINS responded the division would go after it.  They have a            
 track record of recovering 90% percent of the funds that are not              
 fraudulent claims.                                                            
                                                                               
 Number 086                                                                    
                                                                               
 SENATOR MILLER made a motion to discharge SB 261 from the Senate              
 Labor & Commerce Committee with individual recommendations.  There            
 were no objections and it was so ordered.                                     

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