With the votes counted, the work of updating our data & tools for 2019 begins.
We're aiming to raise $10,000 to fund this vital work between now and the start of the 2019 sessions, please contribute today!
 

Open States

  1. Introduced Jan 22, 2013
  2. Passed House Feb 4, 2013
  3. Passed Senate Mar 19, 2013
  4. Signed into Law May 2, 2013

HB 1457

Indiana House Bill

Unemployment insurance. Provides that the experience account of an employer may not be relieved of charges for an unemployment benefit (benefit) overpayment if the department of workforce development (department) determines that: (1) the erroneous payment was made because the employer or a person acting on behalf of the employer was at fault in failing to respond in a timely or adequate manner to the department's written request for information relating to the claim for unemployment benefits; and (2) the employer or a person acting on behalf of the employer has established a pattern of failure to respond in a timely or adequate manner to department requests. Provides that an individual receiving benefits is required to participate in reemployment and eligibility assessment activities (activities) when directed to do so by the department and permits the department to require an individual to provide proof of identity to participate in the activities. For employers in the construction industry, establishes a new employer contribution rate equal to the lesser of 4% or the average of the contribution rates paid by all employers in the construction industry subject to the unemployment law during the 12 months preceding the computation date. Provides that the commissioner of the department, after having computed the rate of contributions due from an employer from an estimate on the basis of the best evidence reasonably available, may increase or decrease the rate of contributions due from the employer on the basis of subsequently ascertained and verified information. Provides that 15% of the interest and civil penalties collected from a claimant who knowingly failed to disclose or falsified any fact that if accurately reported would disqualify the individual from receiving a benefit or that would reduce the benefit are deposited in the unemployment insurance trust fund. (Currently, all of the interest and civil penalties for fraudulent overpayments are deposited in the special employment and training services fund.) Requires an employer to report to the directory of new hires (directory) the same information reported for a new hire for an employee who resumes employment after at least a 60 day break in service. Establishes a civil penalty of $25 for an employer that fails to report information about new hires to the directory. Urges the legislative council to assign to the unemployment insurance oversight committee the task of studying: (1) the use of debit cards to pay benefits; and (2) the direct deposit of benefits to a claimant's own checking or savings account.
Session:
2013 Regular Session
Bill Subjects:
Labor and Employment
Sponsors (4):

Votes

Actions

Date Chamber  
May 13, 2013 House Public Law 154
May 2, 2013 House Signed by the Governor
Apr 25, 2013 Senate Signed by the President of the Senate
Apr 22, 2013 Senate Signed by the President Pro Tempore
Apr 18, 2013 House Signed by the Speaker
Apr 17, 2013 House House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 546: yeas 58, nays 19 - Related Vote
Mar 19, 2013 Senate Returned to the House with amendments
Mar 19, 2013 Senate Third reading: passed; Roll Call 295: yeas 34 and nays 15
Mar 18, 2013 Senate Senator Tallian added as cosponsor
Mar 18, 2013 Senate Amendment 4 (Tallian), rejected; Division of the Senate: yeas 13, nays 28
Mar 18, 2013 Senate Second reading: ordered engrossed
Mar 14, 2013 Senate Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Feb 25, 2013 Senate First reading: referred to Committee on Pensions and Labor
Feb 4, 2013 House Representatives Braun and Gutwein added as coauthors
Feb 4, 2013 House Senate sponsor: Senator Boots
Feb 4, 2013 House Referred to the Senate
Feb 4, 2013 House Third reading: passed; Roll Call 61: yeas 62, nays 32 - Related Vote
Jan 31, 2013 House Second reading: ordered engrossed
Jan 29, 2013 House Committee report: amend do pass, adopted
Jan 28, 2013 House Representative Hamm added as coauthor
Jan 22, 2013 House First reading: referred to Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions
Jan 22, 2013 House Authored by Representative Leonard

Sources

Data on Open States is automatically collected nightly from the official website of the Indiana General Assembly. If you notice any errors, feel free to contact us or verify that the data matches the official sources below.