Bill Status of SB4026 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE-VARIOUS
Sen. Ram Villivalam - Donald P. DeWitte
| 1/13/2021||Senate||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unemployment Insurance Act. Provides that a claims adjuster's determination whether a claimant is eligible for unemployment benefits shall state whatever appeal rights the claimant or employer may have, including the ability to request waiver of any recoupment ordered and the standard for such waiver to be granted. Permits the Director of Employment Security to request that the Comptroller and the Secretary of the Treasury withhold any sum of benefits that an ineligible individual has received through the individual's own fault. In a provision prohibiting the disclosure of information obtained from an individual or employing unit in the administration of the Act, provides that an officer or employee of the State or other specified persons who disclose such information without the authority of the Director commit a business offense (rather than a Class B misdemeanor with disqualification from holding any appointment or employment by the State). Provides that, with the written consent of a claimant or employing unit and an agreement not to publicly disclose, the Director shall provide requested information related to a claim to a public officer or his or her agent. Provides that nothing under the Act prohibits the disclosure of contracts entered into by the Department of Employment Security in accordance with the Illinois Procurement Code. Provides that, except as otherwise provided in the Illinois Procurement Code, all contracts for services, purchases, or sales by the Department not subject to public bid shall be made available on the Department's website within 14 days of execution of the contract.