This week Rep. Kirk Schuring (R-Canton) introduced new unemployment compensation solvency legislation (House Bill 382). The bill would make a variety of changes to the state’s unemployment compensation program; it would:
There is concern that the newest bill to tackle the issue would not be in compliance with Department of Labor requirements. Rep. Schuring views the bill as a starting point for new discussions to fix the state’s unemployment compensation system solvency problems.
The House also introduced a resolution (House Joint Resolution 4) that would create a bond fund that could be used to pay off any new debts from the state’s unemployment system. That resolution would need approval of the voters. 10/12/2017