House Bill 406

Last Action 02/09/21: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to unemployment insurance.
Bill Documents Introduced
Fiscal Impact Statement Local Mandate
Bill Request Number 1136
Sponsors M. Cantrell, T. Bojanowski, J. Donohue, K. Flood, D. Graham, M. Marzian, P. Minter, J. Raymond, R. Roberts, C. Stevenson, P. Stevenson, S. Westrom, L. Willner
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 341.030, relating to unemployment insurance, to provide for mechanism to allow for an increase in the taxable wage base above $12,000; amend KRS 341.090 to define "alternative base period" and provide for utilization of same; amend KRS 341.094 to create additional extended benefits triggers; amend KRS 341.125 to require the secretary to establish a training program for employees related to domestic violence and abuse issues; amend KRS 341.243 to change the funding mechanism for the service capacity upgrade fund; amend KRS 341.270 to indicate that a new method for determining contribution rates will be effective for calendar year 2022; amend KRS 341.350 to allow part-time employees to be eligible for benefits while searching for part-time work and to allow eligible workers to receive benefits while attending approved training; amend KRS 341.360 to conform; amend KRS 341.370 to indicate that workers leaving work to accompany a spouse to a different location, leaving work due to a bona fide injury or illness, or leaving work due to domestic violence and abuse shall not be disqualified from receiving benefits; amend KRS 341.380 to increase the minimum benefit level and provide a mechanism for annual adjustment of same; amend KRS 341.415 to allow the secretary to waive overpayment of benefits in certain circumstances; amend KRS 341.530 to provide that benefits paid to an employee who left work due to domestic violence shall be charged against the pooled account; amend KRS 341.730 to provide additional parameters for extended benefits; amend KRS 151B.285 to require the cabinet to establish public employment offices across the state; create new sections of KRS Chapter 341 to define "dependent" and to establish a system of benefit increases for certain dependents; to establish a work sharing program; and to create a new mechanism for determining employer contribution rates; allow certain workers to receive benefits under federal law if certain requirements are met.
Index Headings of Original Version Local Mandate - Unemployment insurance, program changes
Labor and Industry - Unemployment insurance, program changes
Unemployment Compensation - Benefits, qualifications and amounts
Unemployment Compensation - Contribution rates, method of determination
Workforce - Unemployment insurance, program changes


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  • to Committee on Committees (H)

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