Bill Summary for H 743 (2013-2014)

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Summary date: 

Apr 11 2013

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 743 (Public) Filed Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Intro. by Howard.

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Bill summary

Amends GS 96-4(q) and (u) to replace "Division" with "Board of Review." Amends GS 96-9.5 to provide that  service is performed in this state if it meets one or more of the specified descriptions, including service being performed outside of the United States or Canada by a citizen of the United States in the employ of an American employer when one of the specified conditions applies, including that the employer has elected coverage in accordance with GS 96-9.8 (was, GS 96-9.9).

Amends GS 96-9.6 to provide that if there is a deficit in the account, the Division must bill the employer for the amount necessary to bring its account to 1% of its taxable wages for the immediate four quarters preceding July 1 (was, for the preceding calendar year).

Amends GS 96-9.7 to correct a statutory reference to the Unemployment Insurance Reserve Fund.

Amends GS 96-14.1 to provide that benefits are not payable for services in any other capacity for an educational institution.

Amends GS 96-14.11 to correct a statutory reference.

Amends GS 96-14.9 to specify that an individual is not available to work during any week that one or more of specified conditions applies, including the employee is on disciplinary suspension for less (was, more) than 30 days based on acts or omissions that constitute fault on the part of the employee and are connected with the work.

Amends GS 96-15(a1) to allow an employer to file an attached claim for an employee only once during a benefit year (was, calendar year).

Amends GS 96-15(b) to allow an interested employer 15 (was, 10) days from the delivery of the notice of the filing of a claim against the employer's account to protest the claim and have the claim referred to an adjudicator for a decision on the question or issue raised. Requires any protest filed to contain a basis for the protest and supporting statement of facts, and the protest may not be amended after the 15-day period from the delivery of the notice of filing of a claim has expired.

Amends GS 96-9.15 to provide that the Employer's Quarterly Tax and Wage Report is to be in an electronic format.

Makes a statutory correction to GS 96-16.

Amends the effective date of SL 2013-2 (AN ACT TO ADDRESS THE UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DEBT AND TO FOCUS NORTH CAROLINA'S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PROGRAM ON PUTTING CLAIMANTS BACK TO WORK) to provide that changes made by the act to unemployment benefits apply to claims for benefits filed on or after June 30, 2013 (was, July 1, 2013).