90th General Assembly
Summary of HB1088
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Short description: 
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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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