OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6001

AN ACT IMPLEMENTING PROVISIONS OF THE STATE BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2012.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 5790

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 13 $

FY 14 $

Labor Dept.

Various - Cost/Savings

Potential

Potential

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment requires people who receive unemployment benefits for more than 12 weeks to enroll in a job training or retraining program administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) to continue to receive benefits.

The amendment requires DOL to continue to administer its job training and retraining programs within available appropriations. However, to the extent that the amendment results in higher demand for certain programs, additional costs may be incurred. The extent of these costs is unknown at this time.

To the extent that people receiving unemployment benefits may not join such job training programs, there may be a savings to the Unemployment Compensation Fund associated with a reduction in benefits paid out.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.