Amend the bill, as and if amended, page 16, by striking lines 15-43, and on page 17, by striking lines 1-6 and inserting:
/ (F) Benefits paid as a result of declaration of emergency declared by the Governor must not be charged to an employer.
(G) The provisions of subsections (A) through
(D) (E), all inclusive, with respect to the noncharging of benefits paid must be applicable only to an employer subject to the payment of contributions.
(F)(H) A benefit paid to a claimant during an extended benefit period, as defined in Article 3, Chapter 35, must not be charged to an employer; except that a non-profit nonprofit organization electing to become liable for payments in lieu of contributions in accordance with Section 41-31-620 must reimburse fifty percent of extended benefits attributable to services performed in its employ and that after January 1, 1979, the State or a political subdivision or instrumentality of it as defined in Section 41-27-230(2)(b) electing to become liable for payment in lieu of contributions in accordance with Section 41-31-620 must reimburse all extended benefits attributable to services performed in its employ.
(G)(I) A nonprofit organization that elects to make a payment in lieu of a contribution to the unemployment compensation fund as provided in Section 41-31-620(2) or Section 41-31-810 is not liable to make those payments with respect to the benefits paid to an individual whose base period wages include wages for previously uncovered services as defined in Section 41-35-65 to the extent that the unemployment compensation fund is reimbursed for those benefits pursuant to Section 121 of P.L. 94-566.
(H)(J) A benefit paid to an individual whose base period wages include wages for previously uncovered services as defined in Section 41-35-65 must not be charged against the account of an employer to the extent that the unemployment compensation fund is reimbursed for those benefits pursuant to Section 121 of P.L. 94-566.
(I)(K) A benefit paid to an individual pursuant to Section 41-35-125 must not be charged to the account of a contributing employer.
(J)(L) A benefit paid to an individual pursuant to Section 41-35-126 must not be charged to the account of a contributing employer." /
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, page 22, after line 4, by adding appropriately numbered new SECTIONS to read:
/ SECTION ___. Section 41-35-50 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 41-35-50. The maximum potential benefits of any insured worker in a benefit year are the lesser of:
Twenty-six twenty times his weekly benefit amount .;
One-third one-third of his wages for insured work paid during his base period.
If the resulting amount is not a multiple of one dollar, the amount must be reduced to the next lower multiple of one dollar, except that no insured worker may receive benefits in a benefit year unless, subsequent to the beginning of the next preceding benefit year during which he received benefits, he performed 'insured work' as defined in Section 41-27-300 and earned wages in the employ of a single employer in an amount equal to not less than eight times the weekly benefit amount established for the individual in the preceding benefit year." /
SECTION ___. (A) As soon as practicable after the effective date of this act, the Department of Employment and Workforce is directed to recalculate premium rates. The recalculated premium rates shall be retroactive to January 1, 2011. Employers must be notified of changes in the premiums due and employer accounts must be credited and adjusted as appropriate.
(B) The Department of Employment and Workforce must apply all funds directly appropriated to the department pursuant to Act ___, R ___, H. 3700, in such a manner to reduce the amount of income that must be raised pursuant to Section 41-31-45(A)(3) and Section 41-31-45(B).
Amend the bill further, as and if amended, by striking SECTION 10 in its entirety. /
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.