Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 67, DEPT. OF EMPLOYMENT & WORKFORCE, page 449, after line 6, by adding a new proviso to read:
/ 67.___. (DEW: Benefit Amount) Section 41-31-20(A) of the 1976 Code is suspended. In the current fiscal year, the department shall maintain a separate account for each employer and shall accurately record the data used to determine an employer's experience for the purpose of rate assignments. Nothing in Chapters 27 through 41 of this title shall be construed to grant any employer or individual in his service prior claims or rights to the amounts paid by him into the fund either on his behalf or on behalf of such individuals. Benefits paid to an eligible individual shall be charged proportionally, in the amounts provided in Chapters 27 through 41 of this title, against the accounts of his four most recent employers. No employer shall be deemed as one of the individual's four most recent employers for the purpose of this section unless the eligible person to whom benefits are paid earned wages in the employ of the employer equal to at least eight times the weekly benefit amount of the eligible claimant. /
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