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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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Senate - Final Action - Substitute passed as amended; - 03/31/2021

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (40):

Alley, Baumgardner, Billinger, Bowers, Claeys, Corson, Dietrich, Doll, Erickson, Fagg, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Gossage, Haley, Hawk, Hilderbrand, Holland, Holscher, Kerschen, Kloos, Longbine, Masterson, McGinn, O'Shea, Olson, Peck, Petersen, Pettey, Pittman, Pyle, Ryckman, Steffen, Straub, Suellentrop, Sykes, Thompson, Tyson, Ware, Warren, Wilborn,

Nay - (0):

Present and Passing - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (0):

Not Voting - (0):