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Minutes for HB2196 - Committee on Commerce

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Substitute for HB 2196 by Commerce, Labor and Economic Development - 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, appropriation of federal COVID-19 moneys to the unemployment insurance trust fund, transfers from the state general fund to the unemployment insurance trust fund for improper benefit payments, emergency expansion of the employment security board of review, providing for the my reemployment plan program and workforce training program availability to claimants, changes to the shared work compensation program and other unemployment trust fund provisions.

Minutes Content for Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Chairman Olson opened the hearing on HB2196 Substitute for HB2196 and called upon Eric Stafford for primary proponent testimony on the bill.

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Chairman Olson called upon Senator Tarwater, Chairman of the House Labor & Economic Development Committee, to comment on the current content of the bill.

Chairman Olson called upon Jeff Oswald for proponent testimony.

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Chairman Olson called upon Phil Hayes for proponent testimony.

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Chairman Olson called upon Kevin Walker for proponent testimony.

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Chairman Olson called upon Charise Johnson for proponent testimony.

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Written-Only PROPONENT testimony:

Jason Watkins, Wichita Chamber of Commerce

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Jay Ketterling, Goodwill of Eastern Kansas and Western Missoui

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Joe Horvath, Opportunity Solutions Project

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Dan Murray, NFIB

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John Jenks, GKC Area Chamber of Commerce

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Ashley Sherrad, Lenexa Chamber of Commerce

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Bill Maness, SYNDEO

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Randy Stookey, KS Grain and Feed, KS Agribusiness Retailers and Renew Kansas

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Trey Cocking, The League of Kansas Municipalities

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