VIDEO: House Labor committee passes one workers comp bill but chairman puts a hold on another

VIDEO: House Labor committee passes one workers comp bill but chairman puts a hold on another

On Monday afternoon the House Labor and Industry Committee met to consider two pieces of Workers' Compensation legislation - House Bill 1840 and Senate Bill 676. One - HB 1840 by Chairman Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) - was amended and passed with along a party-line vote with Republicans voting in favor, however SB 676 was amended and held in committee. The PLS Reporter spoke with Chairman Kauffman to find out more about his legislation, and why SB 676 was held over.
Monday, June 4, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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UC funding bill heads to Wolf’s desk

UC funding bill heads to Wolf’s desk

In one of the last major pieces of legislation awaiting completion by the General Assembly prior to the end of 2017, the state Senate passed legislation aimed at providing an “exit ramp” for ending state funding of unemployment compensation system upgrades by a vote of 43-5.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate advances compromise bill on UC funding “exit ramp” bill

Senate advances compromise bill on UC funding “exit ramp” bill

The Senate took the step Monday of advancing recently House-passed legislation that would provide an “exit ramp” for the end of state funding for unemployment compensation system technology upgrades.

 

The bill, House Bill 1915, is sponsored by House Labor and Industry Committee Majority Chairman Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) and represents a compromise between House and Senate Republicans and Democrats that provides an exit strategy for the state to get out of funding technology upgrades while still ensuring enough funding to complete the ongoing project.

Monday, December 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

With the governor signing most of the budget-related bills Monday, lawmakers in the General Assembly are turning their attention to solidifying their coming agenda for what they would like to see get done between now and the coming budget in the spring/summer of 2018.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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