Bill Text: MI HB5549 | 2021-2022 | 101st Legislature | Engrossed


Bill Title: Employment security: administration; monthly report to the unemployment insurance agency ombudsman related to rulings appealed and forwarded to the Board of Appeals Commission; require. Amends 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1 (MCL 421.1 - 421.75) by adding sec. 32f. TIE BAR WITH: HB 5552'21

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 9-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2022-01-27 - Referred To Committee On Economic And Small Business Development [HB5549 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2021-HB5549-Engrossed.html

 

 

Substitute For

HOUSE BILL NO. 5549

A bill to amend 1936 (Ex Sess) PA 1, entitled

"Michigan employment security act,"

(MCL 421.1 to 421.75) by adding section 32f.

the people of the state of michigan enact:

Sec. 32f. (1) Each calendar quarter, the unemployment agency shall submit a report to the office of the unemployment insurance advocate that includes all of the following information for the immediately preceding calendar quarter:

(a) All of the following information related to appeals made to an administrative law judge under section 32a:

(i) The total number of appeals. The report must delineate between appeals made by claimants and appeals made by employers.

(ii) The average number of days between the date an appeal was made and the date the administrative law judge issued his or her decision.

(iii) All of the following information for appeals in which the administrative law judge decided in favor of the claimant:

(A) The total number of appeals.

(B) The average number of days between the date the administrative law judge issued his or her decision and the date the unemployment agency began or resumed paying benefits to the claimant, as applicable.

(C) The total number of appeals that the unemployment agency appealed to the unemployment insurance appeals commission.

(b) The average number of days between the date the administrative law judge issued his or her decision and the date the unemployment agency began or resumed paying benefits to the claimant, as applicable.

(c) Both of the following:

(i) The total number of administrative law judge decisions issued under this act that were appealed by the unemployment insurance agency to the unemployment insurance appeals commission.

(ii) The total number of administrative law judge decisions issued under this act that were not appealed by the unemployment insurance agency to the unemployment insurance appeals commission.

(d) The total number of claims for benefits that meet both of the following conditions:

(i) An administrative law judge issued a decision under this act on a matter related to the claim.

(ii) The unemployment agency has not begun paying benefits to the claimant or, if the unemployment agency ceased paying benefits to the claimant, has not resumed paying benefits to the claimant.

(2) The unemployment agency shall not include any personal identifying information in a report submitted under subsection (1).

(3) If the United States Department of Labor issues a monitoring review, or a similar review or report, regarding the unemployment agency or an issue related to unemployment benefits or unemployment taxes in this state, the unemployment agency shall, not later than 30 days after the monitoring review is issued, submit a copy of each of the following, as applicable, to the office of the unemployment insurance advocate:

(a) The monitoring review.

(b) The unemployment agency's response to the monitoring review.

(c) The corrective action plan adopted by the unemployment agency in response to the monitoring review.

(4) As used in this section:

(a) "Office of the unemployment insurance advocate" means the office of the unemployment insurance advocate created under section 5 of the unemployment insurance advocate act.

(b) "Personal identifying information" means that term as defined in section 3 of the unemployment insurance advocate act.

Enacting section 1. This amendatory act does not take effect unless House Bill No. 5552 of the 101st Legislature is enacted into law.

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