OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

Legislative Office Building, Room 5200

Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 240-0200

http://www.cga.ct.gov/ofa

May 4, 2016

ADDENDUM

To Fiscal Note on

sHB-5367, File No. 230

AN ACT CONCERNING THE TOTAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT RATE AND AN ONLINE EMPLOYMENT EXCHANGE.

In addition to the fiscal impact identified in the fiscal note on the bill, it should be noted that United State Department of Labor has indicated that the provisions in the bill that: (1) implement different formulas for determining unemployment benefit eligibility and amounts for construction workers versus all other workers and (2) require unemployment benefit recipients to post a resume online are out of conformity with federal law. This could jeopardize federal funding of up to $53 million currently utilized by the Labor Department to administer the state unemployment insurance program.