SCHAKOWSKY-HOWARD AND KENNER.
RE-EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Re-employment Support Program Act. Creates a program
similar to the Unemployment Insurance program, to be administered by
the Department of Employment Security and funded with appropriations
from general revenue funds of the State, for employees who lose their
job for reasons other than misconduct, are ineligible for Unemployment
Insurance, and would be eligible for the Temporary Assistance for
Needy Families (TANF) program created by the federal Personal
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996. Funds
used shall qualify for the State's maintenance of effort requirements
under the TANF program. Eligibility for benefits shall be determined
in coordination with the Department of Human Services.
FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Employment Security)
Assuming 40,000 eligible individuals, the new program benefits
could range from $38 million to $232 million annually. Esti-
mated implementation costs could range from $2 million to $5
million annually. Indirect operation costs would average
$12,000 annually. Total annual on-going administrativion costs
would be approximately $8,595,000. Increase in overhead for
postage could reach $65,000 per year.
STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE
In the opinion of DCCA, HB1088 fails to create a State mandate.
HOME RULE NOTE
HB 1088 does not preempt the power of home rule units of local
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything and reinserts only the short title and purpose
provisions of the bill as introduced. Creates the Re-employment
Support Program Act. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to
expand the coverage of the re-employment strategy used by the
Unemployment Insurance program by using general revenue funds to serve
workers who do not qualify for Unemployment Insurance and who would
otherwise likely resort to public assistance to sustain their families
while they search for re-employment.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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