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Minutes for HB2196 - Committee on Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

Short Title

Changing provisions of the employment security law, including creation of the unemployment compensation modernization and improvement council, development of a new unemployment insurance information technology system, provision of tax information to claimants, publication of trust fund data, the maximum benefit period, the charging of employer accounts for benefits paid, employer contribution rate determination and schedules, abolishment of the employment security interest assessment fund, crediting of employer accounts for fraudulent or erroneous payments, transfers from the state general fund to the unemployment insurance trust fund for improper benefit payments, changes to the shared work compensation program and other unemployment trust fund provisions.

Minutes Content for Tue, Feb 9, 2021

Chairperson Tarwater called the meeting to order                                                                                             

.Chairperson Tarwater opened the hearing on HB2196.

Charles Reimer, Assistant Revisor gave an overview of HB2196.

Eric Stafford , Kansas Chamber of Commerce,presented testimony as a proponent (Attachment 1)

Kevin Walker , Overland Park Chamber of Commerce,presented testimony as a proponent (Attachment 2)

Dan Murray , National Federation of Independent Business, presented testimony as a proponent (Attachment 3)

Jason Watkins,  Wichita Regional Chamber Commerce, presented testimony as a proponent (Attachment 4)

Natalie Bright, SHRM, presented testimony as a proponent (Attachment 5)

Charisse Johnson , National Association of  Professional Employer Organization, presented testimony as a proponent (Attachment 6)

Joe Horvath , Opportunity Solutions Project, presented testimony  as a proponent (Attachment 7)  

Conferees stood for a question and answer session following their testimony.

Written testimony in support of HB2196 was submitted by:

There being no further conferees, Chairman Tarwater recessed the hearing until the next meeting February 10, 2021 for opponent  or neutral testimony.

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 pm.