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EXPLANATION: Requires additional revenue collected through taxable wage base contingency assessments be spent on Eligibility Review processes.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 67, DEPT. OF
EMPLOYMENT & WORKFORCE, page 439, after line 10, by adding
an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
(DEW: SUTA Contingency Assessment Funds) Of the funds appropriated through the contingency assessment funds collected on taxable wages paid by employers, any increased revenue resulting from the taxable wage base increase, shall be spent on enforcement of Section 41-35-110(3) and Section 41-35-120(5) of the 1976 Code, via Eligibility Reviews, Random Verification of Job Contacts and Wage Cross Matches during those weeks covered by the South Carolina State Unemployment Tax Authority (SUTA), and to ensure seated meetings with Unemployment Insurance claimants and requiring that one of the four job search contacts required per week be conducted through SC Works Online System (SCWOS), so that it can be electronically verified. The agency must also inform claimants in advance that Eligibility Reviews and Random Verification of Job Contacts will be used by the Department to verify compliance with laws administered by the agency.
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.