TO REFORM THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA BY CREATING THE DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, TRANSFERRING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY COMMISSION TO THAT DIVISION, MAKING THE DIVISION SUBJECT TO RULE MAKING UNDER ARTICLE 2 OF CHAPTER 150B OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, AND BY MAKING OTHER MODIFICATIONS AND CONFORMING CHANGES TO ALIGN THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY FUNCTIONS OF STATE GOVERNMENT UNDER THE DIRECT LEADERSHIP OF THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Specifies that no action or proceeding pending on November 1, 2011 (was, January 1, 2012), brought by or against the Employment Security Commission will be affected by this act, but the same action or proceeding may be prosecuted or defended by Department of Commerce, Division of Employment Security. Rewrites the title of Article 1 of GS Chapter 96 to read Division of Employment Security and makes conforming changes to refer to the Division throughout the act. Removes references to the Department of Revenue. Amends GS 96-4(g) (advisory councils) to provide that the State Advisory Council is composed of the Assistant Secretary and 15 persons representing employers, employees, and the general public, appointed as specified. States that vacancies on the Council will be filled by the appointing authority, and the Assistant Secretary serves as chair. Requires the Board of Review established by the act to be appointed by November 15, 2011 (was, by October 1, 2011). Makes other clarifying changes. Makes the act effective November 1, 2011 (was, effective when it becomes law), unless otherwise indicated.
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