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EXPLANATION: Provides DEW with flexibility to fund administrative and operating costs for UI centers.
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 83,
DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKFORCE, page 445, after line 7,
by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(DEW: Local Offices) Of the funds appropriated to or authorized for the Department of Employment and Workforce within the Unemployment Insurance division, the department is given flexibility to use funds from available areas to maintain funding for the administrative and operating costs of Unemployment Insurance centers in each county. The department shall use up to $1,500,000 to provide all counties affected by the February 2013 regionalization of unemployment services with a functioning Unemployment Insurance center for claimants in every county to assist with both unemployment insurance claims and reemployment training. These centers may share office space with other state or local government agencies. The department shall make known to the public the location and regular operating hours of the centers for each county./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.