HB 3851

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 102nd Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Unemployment-Recoupment Waiver

Abstract

Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act to provide that if an individual's benefit year begins on or after March 8, 2020, but before the week following the last week of a disaster period established by the gubernatorial disaster proclamations in response to COVID-19, recovery by suit in the name of the People of the State of Illinois or recoupment from benefits payable to an individual for any week shall be permanently waived if the sum was received by the individual without fault on his or her part. Provides that, in cases of such permanent waiver of recovery or recoupment, the Director of Employment Security may not request the Comptroller or the Secretary of the Treasury to withhold a sum of benefits for which an individual is found to be ineligible. Effective immediately. Fiscal Note (Dept. of Employment Security) The legislation may have a fiscal impact on the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The reported data indicates that for the programs payable under Illinois state law: (1) Fiscal Year 2019, non-fraudulent recovery totaled approximately $14,303,046.00; (2) Fiscal Year 2020, non-fraudulent recovery totaled approximately $16,552,059.00; and (3) First and Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2021, non-fraudulent recovery totaled approximately $10,147,378.00. Based on the above data, it appears the legislation could forgive $3.5 million to $5.1 million for each quarter the waiver provision remained in effect. While the system is generally designed to replenish the state’s Unemployment Trust Fund account by charging employers for benefits paid from the account, employers would not be directly charged for the forgiven overpayments as the bill is currently written.

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Deb Conroy

     
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Mar 27, 2021

House

Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Mar 25, 2021

House

Fiscal Note Filed

Mar 24, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Andrew S. Chesney

House

To Wage Policy & Study Subcommittee

Mar 18, 2021

House

Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr.

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. LaToya Greenwood

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Joyce Mason

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Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Chris Bos

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark Batinick

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith R. Wheeler

Mar 16, 2021

House

Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee

Mar 11, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Maura Hirschauer

Mar 10, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick Windhorst

Mar 09, 2021

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Lakesia Collins

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Katie Stuart

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jaime M. Andrade, Jr.

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Suzanne Ness

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray

Mar 08, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Mike Murphy

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Eva Dina Delgado

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anna Moeller

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Robyn Gabel

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Margaret Croke

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Sam Yingling

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Amy Elik

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen Willis

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jonathan Carroll

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Terra Costa Howard

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Stephanie A. Kifowit

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. William Davis

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Tim Butler

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Bob Morgan

Mar 05, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy

Mar 04, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Will Guzzardi

Mar 02, 2021

House

Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Ann M. Williams

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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Kelly M. Burke

Feb 22, 2021

House

First Reading

House

Referred to Rules Committee

Feb 19, 2021

House

Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Lindsey LaPointe

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