H0319B2657A10915 BIL:EJH 10/25/16 #90 A10915
AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL NO. 319
Sponsor: SENATOR BAKER
Printer's No. 2657
Amend Bill, page 1, lines 15 through 22, by striking out "IN
CONTRIBUTIONS BY" in line 15 and all of lines 16 through 22 and
inserting
in administration of act, further providing for records of and
reports by employers; in contributions by employers and
employees, further providing for determination of
contribution rate and experience rating, for interest on past
due contributions and for limitations upon enforcement of
payment of contributions, interest and penalties; in
compensation, further providing for qualification required to
secure compensation, for ineligibility of incarcerated
employee and for rate and amount of compensation; in
determination of compensation and appeals and reviews and
procedure, further providing for decision of referee and
further appeals and reviews and for powers of board over
claims; in protection of rights and compensation, further
providing for certain agreements void and penalty; in penalty
provisions, further providing for false statements and
representations to obtain or increase compensation, for false
statements and representations to prevent or reduce
compensation and other offenses and for violation of act and
rules and regulations; and providing for an amnesty program.
Amend Bill, page 2, lines 2 through 5, by striking out all of
said lines and inserting
Section 1. Section 206 of the act of December 5, 1936 (2nd
Sp.Sess., 1937 P.L.2897, No.1), known as the Unemployment
Compensation Law, amended July 21, 1983 (P.L.68, No.30) and
November 17, 1995 (P.L.615, No.64), is amended to read:
Section 206. Records of and Reports by Employers.--(a) Each
employer (whether or not liable for the payment of contributions
under this act) shall keep accurate employment records
containing such information, as may be prescribed by the rules
and regulations adopted by the department. Such records shall be
open to inspection by the department and its agents at any
reasonable time, and as often as may be deemed necessary, but
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employers need not retain such records more than four (4) years
after contributions relating to such records have been paid. The
department may require from such employers such reports as it
deems necessary, which shall be sworn to, if required by the
department.
(b) Information thus obtained shall not be made public or be
open to public inspection, other than to the members of the
board, the officers and employes of the department and other
public employes in the performance of their public duties, but
any employe or employer at a hearing on an appeal shall, upon
request, be supplied with information from such records to the
extent necessary for the proper presentation and consideration
of the appeal.
(c) Any officer or employe of the department or the board,
or any other public employe, who shall violate any of the
provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof in a
summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than
[twenty dollars ($20)] one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than
[two hundred dollars ($200)] three hundred dollars ($300) and in
default of the payment of such fine and cost of prosecution
shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not longer than thirty
(30) days.
(d) Any employer who has been determined by the department
to be subject to the reporting provisions of this act and has
been so notified, and who neglects or refuses to file or to
complete in such manner as the department may prescribe either
the periodic report required by the department to establish the
amount of such contributions or the periodic report required by
the department showing the amount of wages paid to each employe,
or both, on or before the date such reports are required to be
filed, shall pay a penalty of [ten per centum (10%)] fifteen per
centum (15%) of the total amount of contributions paid or
payable by the employer or employe as the case may be for the
period: Provided, That such penalty shall be not less than
[twenty-five dollars ($25)] one hundred twenty-five dollars
($125) or more than [two hundred and fifty dollars ($250)] four
hundred fifty dollars ($450). Such penalty shall apply to the
reports for each period with respect to which such reports are
required to be filed: Provided, That such penalty shall not
apply to reports for any period with respect to which the last
day for filing such reports is prior to a date on which the
department has notified the employer that he has been determined
an employer subject to the reporting provisions of this act,
unless the reports for such prior periods are not filed within
thirty (30) days after the employer has been so notified. The
penalties provided by this section shall be in addition to all
other penalties provided for in this act.
Section 2. Section 301.1(a) and (c)(1) of the act, amended
July 21, 1983 (P.L.68, No.30), is amended to read:
Amend Bill, page 2, line 13, by striking out "AND" where it
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occurs the second time and inserting a comma
Amend Bill, page 2, lines 14 and 15, by striking out "THROUGH
2015 AND NINE AND SIX-TENTHS PER CENTUM (9.6%) FOR 2016 " and
inserting
through 2012, eight and seven-tenths per centum (8.7%) for
2013 through 2016, nine and five one-hundredths per centum
(9.05%) for 2017 and eight and ninety-five one-hundredths per
centum (8.95%) for 2018
Amend Bill, page 4, line 25, by inserting a bracket before
"AND"
Amend Bill, page 4, line 25, by inserting after "THEREAFTER"
] through 2016
Amend Bill, page 5, lines 21 through 27, by striking out all
of said lines and inserting
Less than or equal to -12% but greater than -16% 2.5
Less than or equal to -16% but greater than -20% 2.6
Less than or equal to -20% or lower 2.7
Reserve Ratio Factor - 2017 and thereafter Rates
Employers Reserve Account as a
Percentage of Taxable Wages
Reserve
Ratio Factor
Greater than 25% 0.0
Greater than or equal to 21% but less than 25% 0.3
Greater than or equal to 18% but less than 21% 0.4
Greater than or equal to 15% but less than 18% 0.5
Greater than or equal to 12% but less than 15% 0.6
Greater than or equal to 9% but less than 12% 0.7
Greater than or equal to 7% but less than 9% 0.8
Greater than or equal to 5% but less than 7% 0.9
Greater than or equal to 3% but less than 5% 1.0
Greater than or equal to 1% but less than 3% 1.1
Greater than or equal to 0% but less than 1% 1.2
Less than 0% but greater than -1% 1.3
Less than or equal to -1% but greater than -2% 1.4
Less than or equal to -2% but greater than -3% 1.5
Less than or equal to -3% but greater than -4% 1.6
Less than or equal to -4% but greater than -5% 1.7
Less than or equal to -5% but greater than -6% 1.8
Less than or equal to -6% but greater than -7% 1.9
Less than or equal to -7% but greater than -8% 2.0
Less than or equal to -8% but greater than -9% 2.1
Less than or equal to -9% but greater than -10% 2.2
Less than or equal to -10% but greater than -11% 2.3
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Less than or equal to -11% but greater than -12% 2.4
Less than or equal to -12% but greater than -16% 2.5
Less than or equal to -16% but greater than -20% 2.6
Less than or equal to -20% but greater than -28% 2.7
Less than or equal to -28% but greater than -100% 3.0
Less than or equal to -100% or lower 3.2
Amend Bill, page 5, by inserting between lines 28 and 29
Section 3. Sections 308 and 309.2(a) of the act, amended
June 15, 2005 (P.L.8, No.5), are amended to read:
Section 308. Interest on Past Due Contributions.--
Contributions unpaid on the date on which they are due and
payable, as prescribed by the department, shall bear interest at
one-twelfth (1/12) of the annual rate determined by the
Secretary of Revenue under section 806 of the act of April 9,
1929 (P.L.343, No.176), known as "The Fiscal Code," per month or
fraction of a month, or at the rate of [three quarters of one
per centum (0.75%)] one per centum (1%) per month or fraction of
a month, whichever is greater, from the date they become due
until paid.
Section 309.2. Limitations Upon Enforcement of Payment of
Contributions, Interest and Penalties.--(a) Notwithstanding any
other provisions of this act to the contrary, no legal action
for the collection of contributions, interest and penalties
shall be instituted after the expiration of [four] six years
from the end of the calendar year determined in accordance with
subsection (b) of this section, unless prior to the expiration
of such [four-year] six-year period and with respect thereto (1)
an assessment proceeding shall have been instituted pursuant to
the provisions of section three hundred four of this act, or (2)
an action shall have been instituted pursuant to the provisions
of section three hundred nine of this act, or (3) a lien shall
have been entered pursuant to the provisions of section three
hundred eight point one of this act: Provided, That the
provisions of this section shall not apply where an employer by
willful failure or refusal to file a report with the department
or to include in any report all wages which he has paid, or
otherwise, has attempted to avoid or reduce liability for the
payment of contributions.
* * *
Amend Bill, page 5, line 29, by striking out "2" and
inserting
4
Amend Bill, page 6, line 7, by striking out "AND (E)(1.1) "
and inserting
, (e)(1) and (2)
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Amend Bill, page 6, line 9, by striking out "FORTY-TWO PER
CENTUM (42%)" and inserting
thirty-seven per centum (37%)
Amend Bill, page 6, by inserting between lines 12 and 13
Section 5. Section 402.6 of the act, amended December 9,
2002 (P.L.1330, No.156), is amended to read:
Section 402.6. Ineligibility of Incarcerated Employe.--(a)
An employe shall not be eligible for payment of unemployment
compensation benefits for any weeks of unemployment during which
the employe is incarcerated after a conviction.
(b) The department shall utilize any reasonable means
determined necessary by the secretary to identify and prevent
the payment of benefits to incarcerated individuals who are
disqualified under this section.
Amend Bill, page 6, line 13, by striking out "3. SECTION
404(B)" and inserting
6. Section 404(a)
Amend Bill, page 6, lines 13 and 14, by striking out "MAY 14,
1949 (P.L.1355, NO.404),"
Amend Bill, page 6, lines 25 through 30; page 7, lines 1
through 9; by striking out all of said lines on said pages and
inserting
(a) (1) The employe's weekly benefit rate shall be computed
as (1) the amount appearing in Part B of the Table Specified for
the Determination of Rate and Amount of Benefits on the line on
which in Part A there appears his "highest quarterly wage," or
(2) fifty per centum (50%) of his full-time weekly wage,
whichever is greater. Notwithstanding any other provision of
this act, if an employe's weekly benefit rate, as calculated
under this paragraph, is less than [seventy dollars ($70)]
sixty-eight dollars ($68), he shall be ineligible to receive any
amount of compensation. If the employe's weekly benefit rate is
not a multiple of one dollar ($1), it shall be rounded to the
next lower multiple of one dollar ($1).
(2) If the base year wages of an employe whose weekly
benefit rate has been determined under clause (2) of paragraph
(1) of this subsection are insufficient to qualify him under
subsection (c) of this section, his weekly benefit rate shall be
redetermined under clause (1) of paragraph (1) of this
subsection.
(3) If an employe's weekly benefit rate as determined under
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clause (1) of paragraph (1) of this subsection, or redetermined
under paragraph (2) of this subsection, as the case may be, is
less than the maximum weekly benefit rate and the employe's base
year wages are insufficient to qualify him under subsection (c)
of this section but are sufficient to qualify him for any one of
the next two lower weekly benefit rates, his weekly benefit rate
shall be redetermined at the highest of such next lower rates.
Amend Bill, page 7, line 11, by striking out the bracket
before "(1)"
Amend Bill, page 7, line 17, by inserting a bracket before
"$1688 - 1712"
Amend Bill, page 24, lines 12 through 30; pages 25 through
40, lines 1 through 30; page 41, lines 1 through 14; by striking
out all of said lines on said pages
Amend Bill, page 41, by inserting between lines 14 and 15
$1,688 - $1,712
$68 $2,718
1,713 - $1,737 69 2,758
1,738 - $1,762 70 2,797
1,763 - $1,787 71 2,837
1,788 - $1,812 72 2,877
1,813 - $1,837 73 2,916
1,838 - $1,862 74 2,956
1,863 - $1,887 75 2,996
1,888 - $1,912 76 3,035
1,913 - $1,937 77 3,075
1,938 - $1,962 78 3,115
1,963 - $1,987 79 3,154
1,988 - $2,012 80 3,194
2,013 - $2,037 81 3,234
2,038 - $2,062 82 3,274
2,063 - $2,087 83 3,313
2,088 - $2,112 84 3,353
2,113 - $2,137 85 3,393
2,138 - $2,162 86 3,432
2,163 - $2,187 87 3,472
2,188 - $2,212 88 3,512
2,213 - $2,237 89 3,551
2,238 - $2,262 90 3,591
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2,263 - $2,287 91 3,631
2,288 - $2,312 92 3,670
2,313 - $2,337 93 3,710
2,338 - $2,362 94 3,750
2,363 - $2,387 95 3,789
2,388 - $2,412 96 3,829
2,413 - $2,437 97 3,869
2,438 - $2,462 98 3,908
2,463 - $2,487 98 3,948
2,488 - $2,512 99 3,988
2,513 - $2,537 100 4,027
2,538 - $2,562 101 4,067
2,563 - $2,587 102 4,107
2,588 - $2,612 103 4,147
2,613 - $2,637 104 4,186
2,638 - $2,662 105 4,226
2,663 - $2,687 106 4,266
2,688 - $2,712 107 4,305
2,713 - $2,737 108 4,345
2,738 - $2,762 109 4,385
2,763 - $2,787 110 4,424
2,788 - $2,812 111 4,464
2,813 - $2,837 112 4,504
2,838 - $2,862 113 4,543
2,863 - $2,887 114 4,583
2,888 - $2,912 115 4,623
2,913 - $2,937 116 4,662
2,938 - $2,962 117 4,702
2,963 - $2,987 118 4,742
2,988 - $3,012 119 4,781
3,013 - $3,037 120 4,821
3,038 - $3,062 121 4,861
3,063 - $3,087 122 4,900
3,088 - $3,112 123 4,940
3,113 - $3,137 124 4,980
3,138 - $3,162 125 5,020
3,163 - $3,187 126 5,059
3,188 - $3,212 127 5,099
3,213 - $3,237 128 5,139
3,238 - $3,262 129 5,178
3,263 - $3,287 130 5,218
3,288 - $3,312 131 5,258
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3,313 - $3,337 132 5,297
3,338 - $3,362 133 5,337
3,363 - $3,387 134 5,377
3,388 - $3,412 135 5,416
3,413 - $3,437 136 5,456
3,438 - $3,462 137 5,496
3,463 - $3,487 138 5,535
3,488 - $3,512 139 5,575
3,513 - $3,537 140 5,615
3,538 - $3,562 141 5,654
3,563 - $3,587 142 5,694
3,588 - $3,612 143 5,734
3,613 - $3,637 144 5,774
3,638 - $3,662 145 5,813
3,663 - $3,687 146 5,853
3,688 - $3,712 147 5,893
3,713 - $3,737 147 5,932
3,738 - $3,762 148 5,972
3,763 - $3,787 149 6,012
3,788 - $3,812 150 6,051
3,813 - $3,837 151 6,091
3,838 - $3,862 152 6,131
3,863 - $3,887 153 6,170
3,888 - $3,912 154 6,210
3,913 - $3,937 155 6,250
3,938 - $3,962 156 6,289
3,963 - $3,987 157 6,329
3,988 - $4,012 158 6,369
4,013 - $4,037 159 6,408
4,038 - $4,062 160 6,448
4,063 - $4,087 161 6,488
4,088 - $4,112 162 6,527
4,113 - $4,137 163 6,567
4,138 - $4,162 164 6,607
4,163 - $4,187 165 6,647
4,188 - $4,212 166 6,686
4,213 - $4,237 167 6,726
4,238 - $4,262 168 6,766
4,263 - $4,287 169 6,805
4,288 - $4,312 170 6,845
4,313 - $4,337 171 6,885
4,338 - $4,362 172 6,924
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4,363 - $4,387 173 6,964
4,388 - $4,412 174 7,004
4,413 - $4,437 175 7,043
4,438 - $4,462 176 7,083
4,463 - $4,487 177 7,123
4,488 - $4,512 178 7,162
4,513 - $4,537 179 7,202
4,538 - $4,562 180 7,242
4,563 - $4,587 181 7,281
4,588 - $4,612 182 7,321
4,613 - $4,637 183 7,361
4,638 - $4,662 184 7,400
4,663 - $4,687 185 7,440
4,688 - $4,712 186 7,480
4,713 - $4,737 187 7,520
4,738 - $4,762 188 7,559
4,763 - $4,787 189 7,599
4,788 - $4,812 190 7,639
4,813 - $4,837 191 7,678
4,838 - $4,862 192 7,718
4,863 - $4,887 193 7,758
4,888 - $4,912 194 7,797
4,913 - $4,937 195 7,837
4,938 - $4,962 196 7,877
4,963 - $4,987 196 7,916
4,988 - $5,012 197 7,956
5,013 - $5,037 198 7,996
5,038 - $5,062 199 8,035
5,063 - $5,087 200 8,075
5,088 - $5,112 201 8,115
5,113 - $5,137 202 8,154
5,138 - $5,162 203 8,194
5,163 - $5,187 204 8,234
5,188 - $5,212 205 8,274
5,213 - $5,237 206 8,313
5,238 - $5,262 207 8,353
5,263 - $5,287 208 8,393
5,288 - $5,312 209 8,432
5,313 - $5,337 210 8,472
5,338 - $5,362 211 8,512
5,363 - $5,387 212 8,551
5,388 - $5,412 213 8,591
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5,413 - $5,437 214 8,631
5,438 - $5,462 215 8,670
5,463 - $5,487 216 8,710
5,488 - $5,512 217 8,750
5,513 - $5,537 218 8,789
5,538 - $5,562 219 8,829
5,563 - $5,587 220 8,869
5,588 - $5,612 221 8,908
5,613 - $5,637 222 8,948
5,638 - $5,662 223 8,988
5,663 - $5,687 224 9,027
5,688 - $5,712 225 9,067
5,713 - $5,737 226 9,107
5,738 - $5,762 227 9,147
5,763 - $5,787 228 9,186
5,788 - $5,812 229 9,226
5,813 - $5,837 230 9,266
5,838 - $5,862 231 9,305
5,863 - $5,887 232 9,345
5,888 - $5,912 233 9,385
5,913 - $5,937 234 9,424
5,938 - $5,962 235 9,464
5,963 - $5,987 236 9,504
5,988 - $6,012 237 9,543
6,013 - $6,037 238 9,583
6,038 - $6,062 239 9,623
6,063 - $6,087 240 9,662
6,088 - $6,112 241 9,702
6,113 - $6,137 242 9,742
6,138 - $6,162 243 9,781
6,163 - $6,187 244 9,821
6,188 - $6,212 245 9,861
6,213 - $6,237 245 9,900
6,238 - $6,262 246 9,940
6,263 - $6,287 247 9,980
6,288 - $6,312 248 10,020
6,313 - $6,337 249 10,059
6,338 - $6,362 250 10,099
6,363 - $6,387 251 10,139
6,388 - $6,412 252 10,178
6,413 - $6,437 253 10,218
6,438 - $6,462 254 10,258
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6,463 - $6,487 255 10,297
6,488 - $6,512 256 10,337
6,513 - $6,537 257 10,377
6,538 - $6,562 258 10,416
6,563 - $6,587 259 10,456
6,588 - $6,612 260 10,496
6,613 - $6,637 261 10,535
6,638 - $6,662 262 10,575
6,663 - $6,687 263 10,615
6,688 - $6,712 264 10,654
6,713 - $6,737 265 10,694
6,738 - $6,762 266 10,734
6,763 - $6,787 267 10,774
6,788 - $6,812 268 10,813
6,813 - $6,837 269 10,853
6,838 - $6,862 270 10,893
6,863 - $6,887 271 10,932
6,888 - $6,912 272 10,972
6,913 - $6,937 273 11,012
6,938 - $6,962 274 11,051
6,963 - $6,987 275 11,091
6,988 - $7,012 276 11,131
7,013 - $7,037 277 11,170
7,038 - $7,062 278 11,210
7,063 - $7,087 279 11,250
7,088 - $7,112 280 11,289
7,113 - $7,137 281 11,329
7,138 - $7,162 282 11,369
7,163 - $7,187 283 11,408
7,188 - $7,212 284 11,448
7,213 - $7,237 285 11,488
7,238 - $7,262 286 11,527
7,263 - $7,287 287 11,567
7,288 - $7,312 288 11,607
7,313 - $7,337 289 11,647
7,338 - $7,362 290 11,686
7,363 - $7,387 291 11,726
7,388 - $7,412 292 11,766
7,413 - $7,437 293 11,805
7,438 - $7,462 294 11,845
7,463 - $7,487 294 11,885
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7,613 - $7,637 300 12,123
7,638 - $7,662 301 12,162
7,663 - $7,687 302 12,202
7,688 - $7,712 303 12,242
7,713 - $7,737 304 12,281
7,738 - $7,762 305 12,321
7,763 - $7,787 306 12,361
7,788 - $7,812 307 12,400
7,813 - $7,837 308 12,440
7,838 - $7,862 309 12,480
7,863 - $7,887 310 12,520
7,888 - $7,912 311 12,559
7,913 - $7,937 312 12,599
7,938 - $7,962 313 12,639
7,963 - $7,987 314 12,678
7,988 - $8,012 315 12,718
8,013 - $8,037 316 12,758
8,038 - $8,062 317 12,797
8,063 - $8,087 318 12,837
8,088 - $8,112 319 12,877
8,113 - $8,137 320 12,916
8,138 - $8,162 321 12,956
8,163 - $8,187 322 12,996
8,188 - $8,212 323 13,035
8,213 - $8,237 324 13,075
8,238 - $8,262 325 13,115
8,263 - $8,287 326 13,154
8,288 - $8,312 327 13,194
8,313 - $8,337 328 13,234
8,338 - $8,362 329 13,274
8,363 - $8,387 330 13,313
8,388 - $8,412 331 13,353
8,413 - $8,437 332 13,393
8,438 - $8,462 333 13,432
8,463 - $8,487 334 13,472
8,488 - $8,512 335 13,512
8,513 - $8,537 336 13,551
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8,663 - $8,687 342 13,789
8,688 - $8,712 343 13,829
8,713 - $8,737 343 13,869
8,738 - $8,762 344 13,908
8,763 - $8,787 345 13,948
8,788 - $8,812 346 13,988
8,813 - $8,837 347 14,027
8,838 - $8,862 348 14,067
8,863 - $8,887 349 14,107
8,888 - $8,912 350 14,147
8,913 - $8,937 351 14,186
8,938 - $8,962 352 14,226
8,963 - $8,987 353 14,266
8,988 - $9,012 354 14,305
9,013 - $9,037 355 14,345
9,038 - $9,062 356 14,385
9,063 - $9,087 357 14,424
9,088 - $9,112 358 14,464
9,113 - $9,137 359 14,504
9,138 - $9,162 360 14,543
9,163 - $9,187 361 14,583
9,188 - $9,212 362 14,623
9,213 - $9,237 363 14,662
9,238 - $9,262 364 14,702
9,263 - $9,287 365 14,742
9,288 - $9,312 366 14,781
9,313 - $9,337 367 14,821
9,338 - $9,362 368 14,861
9,363 - $9,387 369 14,900
9,388 - $9,412 370 14,940
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9,463 - $9,487 373 15,059
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9,513 - $9,537 375 15,139
9,538 - $9,562 376 15,178
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9,638 - $9,662 380 15,337
9,663 - $9,687 381 15,377
9,688 - $9,712 382 15,416
9,713 - $9,737 383 15,456
9,738 - $9,762 384 15,496
9,763 - $9,787 385 15,535
9,788 - $9,812 386 15,575
9,813 - $9,837 387 15,615
9,838 - $9,862 388 15,654
9,863 - $9,887 389 15,694
9,888 - $9,912 390 15,734
9,913 - $9,937 391 15,774
9,938 - $9,962 392 15,813
9,963 - $9,987 392 15,853
9,988 - $10,012 393 15,893
10,013 - $10,037 394 15,932
10,038 - $10,062 395 15,972
10,063 - $10,087 396 16,012
10,088 - $10,112 397 16,051
10,113 - $10,137 398 16,091
10,138 - $10,162 399 16,131
10,163 - $10,187 400 16,170
10,188 - $10,212 401 16,210
10,213 - $10,237 402 16,250
10,238 - $10,262 403 16,289
10,263 - $10,287 404 16,329
10,288 - $10,312 405 16,369
10,313 - $10,337 406 16,408
10,338 - $10,362 407 16,448
10,363 - $10,387 408 16,488
10,388 - $10,412 409 16,527
10,413 - $10,437 410 16,567
10,438 - $10,462 411 16,607
10,463 - $10,487 412 16,647
10,488 - $10,512 413 16,686
10,513 - $10,537 414 16,726
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10,563 - $10,587 416 16,805
10,588 - $10,612 417 16,845
10,613 - $10,637 418 16,885
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10,688 - $10,712 421 17,004
10,713 - $10,737 422 17,043
10,738 - $10,762 423 17,083
10,763 - $10,787 424 17,123
10,788 - $10,812 425 17,162
10,813 - $10,837 426 17,202
10,838 - $10,862 427 17,242
10,863 - $10,887 428 17,281
10,888 - $10,912 429 17,321
10,913 - $10,937 430 17,361
10,938 - $10,962 431 17,400
10,963 - $10,987 432 17,440
10,988 - $11,012 433 17,480
11,013 - $11,037 434 17,520
11,038 - $11,062 435 17,559
11,063 - $11,087 436 17,599
11,088 - $11,112 437 17,639
11,113 - $11,137 438 17,678
11,138 - $11,162 439 17,718
11,163 - $11,187 440 17,758
11,188 - $11,212 441 17,797
11,213 - $11,237 441 17,837
11,238 - $11,262 442 17,877
11,263 - $11,287 443 17,916
11,288 - $11,312 444 17,956
11,313 - $11,337 445 17,996
11,338 - $11,362 446 18,035
11,363 - $11,387 447 18,075
11,388 - $11,412 448 18,115
11,413 - $11,437 449 18,154
11,438 - $11,462 450 18,194
11,463 - $11,487 451 18,234
11,488 - $11,512 452 18,274
11,513 - $11,537 453 18,313
11,538 - $11,562 454 18,353
11,563 - $11,587 455 18,393
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11,613 - $11,637 457 18,472
11,638 - $11,662 458 18,512
11,663 - $11,687 459 18,551
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11,738 - $11,762 462 18,670
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11,813 - $11,837 465 18,789
11,838 - $11,862 466 18,829
11,863 - $11,887 467 18,869
11,888 - $11,912 468 18,908
11,913 - $11,937 469 18,948
11,938 - $11,962 470 18,988
11,963 - $11,987 471 19,027
11,988 - $12,012 472 19,067
12,013 - $12,037 473 19,107
12,038 - $12,062 474 19,147
12,063 - $12,087 475 19,186
12,088 - $12,112 476 19,226
12,113 - $12,137 477 19,266
12,138 - $12,162 478 19,305
12,163 - $12,187 479 19,345
12,188 - $12,212 480 19,385
12,213 - $12,237 481 19,424
12,238 - $12,262 482 19,464
12,263 - $12,287 483 19,504
12,288 - $12,312 484 19,543
12,313 - $12,337 485 19,583
12,338 - $12,362 486 19,623
12,363 - $12,387 487 19,662
12,388 - $12,412 488 19,702
12,413 - $12,437 489 19,742
12,438 - $12,462 490 19,781
12,463 - $12,487 490 19,821
12,488 - $12,512 491 19,861
12,513 - $12,537 492 19,900
12,538 - $12,562 493 19,940
12,563 - $12,587 494 19,980
12,588 - $12,612 495 20,020
12,613 - $12,637 496 20,059
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12,663 - $12,687 498 20,139
12,688 - $12,712 499 20,178
12,713 - $12,737 500 20,218
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12,838 - $12,862 505 20,416
12,863 - $12,887 506 20,456
12,888 - $12,912 507 20,496
12,913 - $12,937 508 20,535
12,938 - $12,962 509 20,575
12,963 - $12,987 510 20,615
12,988 - $13,012 511 20,654
13,013 - $13,037 512 20,694
13,038 - $13,062 513 20,734
13,063 - $13,087 514 20,774
13,088 - $13,112 515 20,813
13,113 - $13,137 516 20,853
13,138 - $13,162 517 20,893
13,163 - $13,187 518 20,932
13,188 - $13,212 519 20,972
13,213 - $13,237 520 21,012
13,238 - $13,262 521 21,051
13,263 - $13,287 522 21,091
13,288 - $13,312 523 21,131
13,313 - $13,337 524 21,170
13,338 - $13,362 525 21,210
13,363 - $13,387 526 21,250
13,388 - $13,412 527 21,289
13,413 - $13,437 528 21,329
13,438 - $13,462 529 21,369
13,463 - $13,487 530 21,408
13,488 - $13,512 531 21,448
13,513 - $13,537 532 21,488
13,538 - $13,562 533 21,527
13,563 - $13,587 534 21,567
13,588 - $13,612 535 21,607
13,613 - $13,637 536 21,647
13,638 - $13,662 537 21,686
13,663 - $13,687 538 21,726
13,688 - $13,712 539 21,766
13,713 - $13,737 539 21,805
13,738 - $13,762 540 21,845
13,763 - $13,787 541 21,885
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13,838 - $13,862 544 22,004
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13,888 - $13,912 546 22,083
13,913 - $13,937 547 22,123
13,938 - $13,962 548 22,162
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13,988 - $14,012 550 22,242
14,013 - $14,037 551 22,281
14,038 - $14,062 552 22,321
14,063 - $14,087 553 22,361
14,088 - $14,112 554 22,400
14,113 - $14,137 555 22,440
14,138 - $14,162 556 22,480
14,163 - $14,187 557 22,520
14,188 - $14,212 558 22,559
14,213 - $14,237 559 22,599
14,238 - $14,262 560 22,639
14,263 or more 561
Amount required under
section 401(a)(2)
Amend Bill, page 42, line 22, by striking out "FIFTY-EIGHT
(58)" and inserting
sixty-three (63)
Amend Bill, page 43, line 1, by inserting a bracket before
the comma after "WAGE"
Amend Bill, page 43, line 1, by inserting after "WAGE,"
] and
Amend Bill, page 43, line 23, by inserting a bracket before
"FIVE"
Amend Bill, page 43, line 24, by inserting after "($573)"
] five hundred sixty-one dollars ($561)
Amend Bill, page 43, line 26, by inserting a bracket before
"2019,"
Amend Bill, page 43, line 26, by inserting after "2019"
] 2016
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(A.1) For each calendar year 2017 through 2019, the maximum
weekly benefit rate shall be five hundred sixty-one dollars
($561).
Amend Bill, page 43, line 30, by inserting a bracket before
"EIGHT"
Amend Bill, page 43, line 30, by inserting after "(8%)"
] two per centum (2%)
Amend Bill, page 44, by inserting between lines 1 and 2
(B.1) For each calendar year 2024 and thereafter, the
maximum weekly benefit rate may increase from year to year by an
amount that is no more than four per centum (4%) of the maximum
weekly benefit rate for the preceding year.
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(iv) In addition to the limitations set forth in subclause
(iii), the following shall apply:
(A) Notwithstanding the provisions of subclause (iii)(B),
for calendar years 2020 through 2023, the maximum weekly benefit
rate shall not increase if the trigger percentage determined
under section 301.7(a) is less than one hundred ten per centum
(110%) as of July 1, 2019.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of subclause (iii)(B.1),
for calendar year 2024, the maximum weekly benefit rate may not
increase from the preceding year if the trigger percentage
determined under section 301.7(a) is less than two hundred
fifteen per centum (215%) as of July 1, 2023.
(C) If the maximum weekly benefit rate does not increase
under subparagraph (B), it may not increase until the year
following a July 1 determination under section 301.7(a) that the
trigger percentage is at least two hundred fifty per centum
(250%).
(D) If the conditions of subparagraph (C) are met, for the
purpose of determining the maximum weekly benefit, subclause
(iii) shall apply.
(v) If, on July 1, 2025, the trigger percentage determined
under section 301.7(a) is less than two hundred fifty per centum
(250%), the following shall apply:
(A) Notwithstanding the definition of "highest quarterly
wages" in section 404(b), but subject to subclause (vi),
"highest quarterly wages" for purposes of section 404 for
calendar years 2026 and thereafter shall be the average of the
total wages (computed to the nearest dollar), which were paid to
the employe computed as follows:
(I) The wages paid to the employe in that calendar quarter
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in which such total wages were highest during the base year
shall be calculated.
(II) The amount calculated under division (I) shall be added
to an amount equal to one hundred thirty per centum (130%) of
the wages paid to the employe in the calendar quarter in which
such total wages were the second highest of any calendar quarter
during the base year, provided that the amount added under this
division (II) may not be greater than the wages paid to the
employe during the highest calendar quarter under division (I).
(III) The sum calculated under division (II) shall be
divided by two.
(B) Notwithstanding section 401(a)(2), and except as
provided in subsections (a)(3) and (e)(1) and (2), section
401(a) shall require that the second entry in Part A of the
table for the determination of rate and amount of benefits, on
the line on which there appears the employe's weekly benefit
rate, does not exceed sixty-three per centum (63%) of the
employe's total base year wages.
(vi) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (b) and
subclause (v) if, on July 1, 2026, or July 1 of any subsequent
year, the trigger percentage determined under section 301.7(a)
is at least two hundred fifty per centum (250%), the following
shall apply:
(A) "Highest quarterly wages" for the subsequent calendar
year and thereafter shall be determined as provided in
subsection (b) and not as provided in subclause (v).
(B) Section 401(a)(2) shall apply and not subclause (v)(B).
(vii) In addition to the limitations in subclause (iii)
(A.1), the following shall apply:
(A) If, on July 1, 2017, the trigger percentage determined
under section 301.7(a) is less than forty per centum (40%), the
department shall reduce each claimant's weekly compensation in
calendar year 2018 by a uniform percentage determined as
follows:
(I) The department shall calculate the balance of the
Unemployment Compensation Fund that would be necessary, as of
July 1, 2017, to determine a trigger percentage of forty per
centum (40%) under section 301.7(a).
(II) The actual balance of the Unemployment Compensation
Fund as of July 1, 2017, shall be subtracted from the amount
calculated under division (I).
(III) The department shall calculate the percentage by
dividing the amount determined under division (II) by the
average of the benefit costs calculated under section 301.7(a)
(2).
(IV) For calendar year 2018, each claimant's weekly
compensation shall be reduced by the percentage calculated under
division (III), except that the benefit reduction shall be at
least one-half of one per centum (0.5%) and not more than one
per centum (1%).
(B) If on July 1, 2018, the trigger percentage determined
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(75%), the department shall reduce each claimant's weekly
compensation in calendar year 2019 by a uniform percentage
determined as follows:
(I) The department shall calculate the balance of the
Unemployment Compensation Fund that would be necessary, as of
July 1, 2018, to determine a trigger percentage of eighty per
centum (80%) under section 301.7(a).
(II) The actual balance of the Unemployment Compensation
Fund as of July 1, 2018, shall be subtracted from the amount
calculated under division (I).
(III) The department shall calculate the percentage by
dividing the amount determined under division (II) by the
average of the benefit costs calculated under section 301.7(a)
(2).
(IV) For calendar year 2019, each claimant's weekly
compensation shall be reduced by the percentage calculated under
division (III), except that the benefit reduction shall be at
least one-half of one per centum (0.5%) and not more than one
per centum (1%).
Amend Bill, page 46, line 15, by striking out "4" and
inserting
7
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occurs the first time and inserting
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Section 9. Section 701 of the act is amended to read:
Section 701. Certain Agreements Void; Penalty.--No agreement
by an employe to waive, release, or commute his rights to
compensation, or any other rights under this act, shall be
valid. No agreement by an employe or by employes to pay all or
any portion of an employer's contributions, required under this
act from such employer, shall be valid. No employer shall,
directly or indirectly, make or require or accept any deduction
from the remuneration of individuals in his employ to finance
contributions required from him under this act, or require or
accept any waiver by an employe of any right hereunder. Any
employer or officer or agent of an employer who violates any
provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and,
upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced for each offense to
pay a fine of not less than [one hundred dollars] five hundred
dollars nor more than [one thousand dollars] one thousand five
hundred dollars, or be imprisoned for not more than six months,
or both.
Section 10. Section 801 of the act, amended or added
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Section 801. False Statements and Representations to Obtain
or Increase Compensation.--(a) Whoever makes a false statement
or representation knowing it to be false, or knowingly fails to
disclose a material fact to obtain or increase any compensation
or other payment under this act or under an employment security
law of any other state or of the Federal Government or of a
foreign government, either for himself or for any other person,
shall upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be
sentenced to pay a fine of not less than [one] five hundred
dollars nor more than one thousand five hundred dollars, or
shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not longer than thirty
days, or both, and each such false statement or representation
or failure to disclose a material fact shall constitute a
separate offense. In addition to any other sanction, an
individual convicted under this subsection shall be ordered to
make restitution of the compensation to which the individual was
not entitled and of interest on that compensation in accordance
with section 804(a).
(b) Whoever makes a false statement knowing it to be false,
or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact to obtain or
increase any compensation or other payment under this act or
under an employment security law of any other state or of the
Federal Government or of a foreign government, may be
disqualified in addition to such week or weeks of improper
payments for a penalty period of [two] five weeks and for not
more than one additional week for each such week of improper
payment: Provided, That no additional weeks of disqualification
shall be imposed under this section if prosecution proceedings
have been instituted against the claimant because of such
misrepresentation or non-disclosure. The departmental
determination imposing penalty weeks under the provisions of
this subsection shall be subject to appeal in the manner
provided in this act for appeals from determinations of
compensation. The penalty weeks herein provided for shall be
imposed against any weeks with respect to which the claimant
would otherwise be eligible for compensation, under the
provisions of this act, which begin within the [four] ten year
period following the end of the benefit year with respect to
which the improper payment or payments occurred.
(c) Whoever makes a false statement knowing it to be false,
or knowingly fails to disclose a material fact to obtain or
increase compensation or other payment under this act or under
an employment security law of the Federal Government and as a
result receives compensation to which he is not entitled shall
be liable to pay to the Unemployment Compensation Fund a sum
equal to fifteen per centum (15%) of the amount of the
compensation. The sum shall be collectible in the manner
provided in section 308.1 or 309 of this act for the collection
of past due contributions and by any other means available under
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