OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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sSB-80

AN ACT CONCERNING ELECTRONIC UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION PAYMENTS.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 8832

File Copy No.: 47

House Calendar No.: 667

Senate Calendar No.: 115

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: See Below

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment requires the Department of Labor (DOL) to hold a hearing at the request of an employee or prospective employee who alleges their employer required their consent to create a consumer report containing certain information about their finances. The amendment also makes any employer who violates the provisions of the amendment liable to DOL for a civil penalty of $300. Although the number of hearings that will be required is unknown, it is anticipated that the revenue gain from any civil penalties imposed would off-set the cost of such hearings.

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.