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HB 2196

AN ACT concerning employment security; creating the unemployment compensation modernization and improvement council; providing for an audit to be conducted by the council; providing for development of a new unemployment insurance information technology system; claimant tax information; website publication of trust fund data; maximum benefit period; charging of employer accounts for benefits paid; employment security board of review and emergency expansion thereof; employer contribution rate determination and schedules; crediting employer accounts for fraudulent or erroneous payments; services performed by petroleum landmen; lessor employment unit employee leasing restrictions; disclosure of information; shared work compensation program; establishing the my reemployment plan providing job search and job matching assistance to claimants and employers; providing for workforce training program availability for claimants; providing for the transfer of certain federal coronavirus relief funds received by the state to the employment security fund; changing the benefit disqualification period for fraud; making and concerning appropriations for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2021, and June 30, 2022; authorizing certain transfers and imposing certain limitations; establishing a new crime of unemployment insurance fraud with an enhanced penalty; amending K.S.A. 44-758 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 44-703, 44-704, 44-705, 44-706, 44-709, 44-710, 44-710a, 44-710b, 44-714, 44-719 and 44-757 and repealing the existing sections.

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House - Committee of the Whole - Amendment by Representative Clayton was rejected - 03/03/2021

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (39):

Alcala, Amyx, Ballard, Bishop, Burroughs, Byers, Carlin, Carmichael, Clayton, Coleman, Curtis, Day, Featherston, Finney, Gartner, Haswood, Helgerson, Henderson, Highberger, Hoye, Kuether, Miller, Neighbor, Ohaebosim, Ousley, Parker, Poskin, Probst, L. Ruiz, S. Ruiz, Sawyer, Stogsdill, Vaughn, Victors, Weigel, Winn, Wolfe Moore, Woodard, Xu,

Nay - (83):

Anderson, Arnberger, Awerkamp, Baker, Barker, Bergkamp, Bergquist, Blex, Borjon, Burris, Carlson, B. Carpenter, W. Carpenter, Clark, Collins, Concannon, Corbet, Croft, Delperdang, Dodson, Donohoe, Ellis, Eplee, Esau, Estes, Fairchild, Finch, Francis, French, Garber, Hawkins, Helmer, Highland, Hoffman, Hoheisel, Houser, Howe, Huebert, Humphries, Jacobs, Jennings, S. Johnson, T. Johnson, Kelly, Kessler, Landwehr, Lee, Long, Lynn, Mason, Minnix, Moser, Murphy, Neelly, Newland, Orr, Owens, Patton, Penn, Poetter Parshall, Proctor, Proehl, Ralph, Resman, Rhiley, Ryckman, Samsel, Sanders, Schreiber, A. Smith, C. Smith, E. Smith, Sutton, Tarwater, Thomas, Thompson, Toplikar, Turner, Waggoner, Wasinger, Waymaster, Wheeler, Williams,

Present but not Voting - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (3):

Howard, Rahjes, Seiwert,

Not Voting - (0):