Adopted

Redraft 25

Corrective Amendment

Mr. Brewer moved that the bill be amended by striking out, in line 1, the words “SECTION 1.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

“SECTION 1. Paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of section 189 of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as added by section 109 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013, is hereby amended by striking out the words “have the same meaning as the term "unemployment insurance taxable wage base” as defined in paragraph (4) of subsection (a) of section 14 of chapter 151A” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- mean $14,000.

SECTION 1A.”; and

by striking out section 4 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

“SECTION 4. Said paragraph (1) of said subsection (i) of said section 14 of said chapter 151A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the table and inserting in place thereof the following table:-

EXPERIENCE RATE TABLE



UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATON FUND RESERVE PERCENTAGE

A B C D E F G

1.65% and over 1.5% or more but less than 1.65% 1.2% or more but less than 1.5% 0.9% or more but less than 1.2% 0.6% or more but less than 0.9% 0.3% or more but less than 0.6% less than 0.3%

Employer Account Reserve Percentage

POS % 17 or more 0.56 0.64 0.73 0.83 0.94 1.07 1.21

16.0 0.64 0.73 0.83 0.95 1.08 1.22 1.39

15.0 0.73 0.83 0.94 1.07 1.21 1.38 1.57

14.0 0.81 0.92 1.04 1.18 1.34 1.53 1.73

13.5 0.97 1.10 1.25 1.42 1.61 1.83 2.08

13.0 1.05 1.19 1.35 1.54 1.75 1.99 2.26

12.5 1.13 1.28 1.46 1.66 1.89 2.14 2.43

12.0 1.21 1.37 1.56 1.77 2.01 2.29 2.60

11.5 1.29 1.47 1.67 1.89 2.15 2.45 2.78

11.0 1.37 1.56 1.77 2.01 2.29 2.6 2.96

10.5 1.45 1.65 1.87 2.13 2.42 2.75 3.12

10.0 1.53 1.74 1.98 2.25 2.56 2.91 3.3

9.5 1.61 1.83 2.08 2.36 2.69 3.05 3.47

9.0 1.7 1.93 2.19 2.49 2.82 3.21 3.65

8.5 1.78 2.02 2.29 2.61 2.96 3.37 3.82

8.0 1.85 2.10 2.39 2.72 3.09 3.51 3.99

7.5 1.94 2.20 2.5 2.84 3.23 3.67 4.17

7.0 2.02 2.30 2.61 2.96 3.37 3.82 4.35

6.5 2.09 2.38 2.71 3.08 3.50 3.97 4.51

6.0 2.17 2.47 2.81 3.20 3.63 4.13 4.69

5.5 2.25 2.56 2.91 3.31 3.76 4.28 4.86

5.0 2.34 2.66 3.02 3.43 3.90 4.43 5.04

4.5 2.42 2.75 3.13 3.55 4.04 4.59 5.21

4.0 2.50 2.84 3.23 3.67 4.17 4.74 5.38

3.5 2.58 2.93 3.33 3.79 4.30 4.89 5.56

3.0 2.67 3.03 3.44 3.91 4.44 5.05 5.74

2.5 2.75 3.12 3.54 4.02 4.57 5.20 5.90

2.0 2.82 3.21 3.65 4.14 4.71 5.35 6.08

1.5 2.9 3.3 3.75 4.26 4.84 5.50 6.25

1.0 2.98 3.39 3.85 4.38 4.98 5.65 6.43

0.5 3.06 3.48 3.96 4.5 5.11 5.81 6.60

0.0 3.14 3.57 4.06 4.61 5.24 5.96 6.77



NEG % 0.0 or less 4.22 4.79 5.45 6.19 7.03 7.99 9.08

-1.0 4.58 5.21 5.92 6.72 7.64 8.68 9.86

-3.0 4.95 5.63 6.39 7.27 8.26 9.38 10.66

-5.0 5.32 6.04 6.86 7.8 8.86 10.07 11.44

-7.0 5.68 6.46 7.34 8.34 9.48 10.77 12.23

-9.0 6.05 6.87 7.81 8.88 10.09 11.46 13.02

-11.0 6.42 7.29 8.29 9.42 10.70 12.16 13.81

-13.0 6.78 7.71 8.76 9.95 11.31 12.85 14.6

-15.0 7.15 8.13 9.24 10.49 11.93 13.55 15.39

-17.0 7.52 8.54 9.71 11.03 12.53 14.24 16.18

-19.0 7.88 8.96 10.18 11.57 13.15 14.94 16.97

-21.0 8.25 9.37 10.65 12.11 13.76 15.63 17.76

-23.0 or less 8.62 9.79 11.13 12.65 14.37 16.33 18.55

”; and

by inserting after section 4 the following 2 sections:- “SECTION 4A. Said section 14 of said chapter 151A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 197 and 198, the words "but less than 11.0 positive".

SECTION 4B. Said section 14 of said chapter 151A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 217, the words "but less than 0.5”."; and

by inserting after section 5 the following section:-

“SECTION 5B. Said section 14L of said chapter 151A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 9, the figure “$18,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $22,000,000”; and

in section 9, by striking out, in lines 41 and 42, the words “a family member, as defined in paragraph (7) of subsection (k) of section 14N,” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “an immediate family member”; and

in section 10, by striking out, in lines 50 and 51, the words “reduction of benefits solely because an individual quit a subsidiary part-time job” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “full denial of benefits solely because an individual leaves a part time job, which supplements primary full-time employment”; and

in section 11, by striking out proposed subsection (a) of proposed section 47B and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:- “(a) No employer shall discharge, discipline, penalize or in any manner discriminate against any employee because: (i) the employee has filed a claim or instituted or caused to be instituted a proceeding alleging unemployment fraud by the employer; (ii) the employee has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding alleging unemployment fraud by the employer; or (iii) the employee exercised a right in a matter alleging unemployment fraud, regardless of whether the right was exercised for the employee’s benefit or the benefit of a third party.”;

and in said section 11, by striking out, in lines 67 to 68, inclusive, the words “and seniority rights”;

and

in section 17, by striking out, in line 118, the figures “2, 3, 4” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “1, 1B, 1C, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 4, 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B”; and

by adding the following section:-

“SECTION 21. Unless otherwise provided, this act shall take effect 6 months after the effective date of this act.”