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 Bill Status of HB3851  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  UNEMPLOYMENT-RECOUPMENT WAIVER

House Sponsors
Rep. Lindsey LaPointe - Kelly M. Cassidy - Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Kelly M. Burke, Ann M. Williams, Will Guzzardi, Deb Conroy, Amy Elik, Mike Murphy, Tim Butler, William Davis, Stephanie A. Kifowit, Terra Costa Howard, Jonathan Carroll, Kathleen Willis, Bob Morgan, Eva Dina Delgado, Anna Moeller, Robyn Gabel, Margaret Croke, Sam Yingling, Tony McCombie, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Barbara Hernandez, Curtis J. Tarver, II, Katie Stuart, Michelle Mussman, Lakesia Collins, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., Suzanne Ness, Anne Stava-Murray, Patrick Windhorst, Maura Hirschauer, Joyce Mason, LaToya Greenwood, Keith R. Wheeler, Mark Batinick, Chris Bos and Andrew S. Chesney

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
820 ILCS 405/900from Ch. 48, par. 490


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act to provide that if an individual's benefit year begins on or after March 8, 2020, but before the week following the last week of a disaster period established by the gubernatorial disaster proclamations in response to COVID-19, recovery by suit in the name of the People of the State of Illinois or recoupment from benefits payable to an individual for any week shall be permanently waived if the sum was received by the individual without fault on his or her part. Provides that, in cases of such permanent waiver of recovery or recoupment, the Director of Employment Security may not request the Comptroller or the Secretary of the Treasury to withhold a sum of benefits for which an individual is found to be ineligible. Effective immediately.

 Fiscal Note (Dept. of Employment Security)
 The legislation may have a fiscal impact on the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The reported data indicates that for the programs payable under Illinois state law: (1) Fiscal Year 2019, non-fraudulent recovery totaled approximately $14,303,046.00; (2) Fiscal Year 2020, non-fraudulent recovery totaled approximately $16,552,059.00; and (3) First and Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021, non-fraudulent recovery totaled approximately $10,147,378.00. Based on the above data, it appears the legislation could forgive $3.5 million to $5.1 million for each quarter the waiver provision remained in effect. While the system is generally designed to replenish the state’s Unemployment Trust Fund account by charging employers for benefits paid from the account, employers would not be directly charged for the forgiven overpayments as the bill is currently written.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/19/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Lindsey LaPointe
  2/22/2021HouseFirst Reading
  2/22/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke
  3/2/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams
  3/4/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi
  3/5/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva Dina Delgado
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling
  3/8/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness
  3/9/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
  3/10/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst
  3/11/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer
  3/16/2021HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick
  3/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos
  3/24/2021HouseTo Wage Policy & Study Subcommittee
  3/24/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney
  3/25/2021HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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