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House File 2457

HOUSE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 670) A BILL FOR 1 An Act making appropriations to the department of workforce 2 development and including effective date and retroactive 3 applicability provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: TLSB 6113HV (1) 84 ad/tm PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS. It is the finding of the 1 2 general assembly that the recent Iowa supreme court decision of 1 3 Homan v. Branstad, No. 11=2022, March 16, 2012, has invalidated 1 4 the proper enactment of certain provisions contained in the 1 5 2011 Iowa Acts, chapter 130 (Senate File 517). It is the 1 6 intent of the general assembly to reenact, as amended, certain 1 7 invalidated provisions of Senate File 517 that were published 1 8 in the 2011 Iowa Acts and to validate expenditures made by the 1 9 department of workforce development and actions entered into 1 10 in reliance on the enactment of the invalidated provisions 1 11 published in the 2011 Iowa Acts. 1 12 Sec. 2. DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT. There 1 13 is appropriated from the general fund of the state to the 1 14 department of workforce development for the fiscal year 1 15 beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012, the following 1 16 amounts, or so much thereof as is necessary, for the purposes 1 17 designated: 1 18 1. DIVISION OF LABOR SERVICES 1 19 a. For the division of labor services, including salaries, 1 20 support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for not more 1 21 than the following full=time equivalent positions: 1 22 .................................................. $ 3,495,440 1 23 ............................................... FTEs 64.00 1 24 b. From the contractor registration fees, the division of 1 25 labor services shall reimburse the department of inspections 1 26 and appeals for all costs associated with hearings under 1 27 chapter 91C, relating to contractor registration. 1 28 2. DIVISION OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION 1 29 a. For the division of workers' compensation, including 1 30 salaries, support, maintenance, miscellaneous purposes, and for 1 31 not more than the following full=time equivalent positions: 1 32 .................................................. $ 2,949,044 1 33 ............................................... FTEs 30.00 1 34 b. The division of workers' compensation shall charge a 1 35 $100 filing fee for workers' compensation cases. The filing 2 1 fee shall be paid by the petitioner of a claim. However, the 2 2 fee can be taxed as a cost and paid by the losing party, except 2 3 in cases where it would impose an undue hardship or be unjust 2 4 under the circumstances. The moneys generated by the filing 2 5 fee allowed under this subsection are appropriated to the 2 6 department of workforce development to be used for purposes of 2 7 administering the division of workers' compensation. 2 8 3. WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS 2 9 a. For the operation of field offices, the workforce 2 10 development board, and for not more than the following 2 11 full=time equivalent positions: 2 12 .................................................. $ 8,671,352 2 13 ............................................... FTEs 130.00 2 14 b. Of the moneys appropriated in paragraph "a" of this 2 15 subsection, the department shall allocate $1,130,602 for the 2 16 operation of satellite field offices. 2 17 4. OFFENDER REENTRY PROGRAM 2 18 a. For the development and administration of an offender 2 19 reentry program to provide offenders with employment skills, 2 20 and for not more than the following full=time equivalent 2 21 positions: 2 22 .................................................. $ 284,464 2 23 ............................................... FTEs 3.00 2 24 b. The department shall partner with the department of 2 25 corrections to provide staff within the correctional facilities 2 26 to improve offenders' abilities to find and retain productive 2 27 employment. 2 28 5. NONREVERSION 2 29 Notwithstanding section 8.33, moneys appropriated in this 2 30 section that remain unencumbered or unobligated at the close of 2 31 the fiscal year shall not revert but shall remain available for 2 32 expenditure for the purposes designated until the close of the 2 33 succeeding fiscal year. 2 34 Sec. 3. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY CONTINGENCY FUND. 2 35 1. There is appropriated from the special employment 3 1 security contingency fund to the department of workforce 3 2 development for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and 3 3 ending June 30, 2012, the following amount, or so much thereof 3 4 as is necessary, to be used for field offices: 3 5 .................................................. $ 1,217,084 3 6 2. Any remaining additional penalty and interest revenue 3 7 collected by the department of workforce development is 3 8 appropriated to the department for the fiscal year beginning 3 9 July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012, to accomplish the 3 10 mission of the department. 3 11 Sec. 4. UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION RESERVE FUND ==== FIELD 3 12 OFFICES. Notwithstanding section 96.9, subsection 8, paragraph 3 13 "e", there is appropriated from interest earned on the 3 14 unemployment compensation reserve fund to the department of 3 15 workforce development for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 3 16 2011, and ending June 30, 2012, the following amount or so much 3 17 thereof as is necessary, for the purposes designated: 3 18 For the operation of field offices: 3 19 .................................................. $ 4,238,260 3 20 Sec. 5. GENERAL FUND ==== EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION 3 21 PROGRAM. There is appropriated from the general fund of the 3 22 state to the department of workforce development for the fiscal 3 23 year beginning July 1, 2011, and ending June 30, 2012, the 3 24 following amount, or so much thereof as is necessary, to be 3 25 used for the purposes designated: 3 26 For enhancing efforts to investigate employers that 3 27 misclassify workers and for not more than the following 3 28 full=time equivalent positions: 3 29 .................................................. $ 451,458 3 30 ............................................... FTEs 8.10 3 31 Sec. 6. RETROACTIVE APPLICABILITY. This Act applies 3 32 retroactively to July 1, 2011. 3 33 Sec. 7. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of 3 34 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 3 35 EXPLANATION 4 1 This bill makes appropriations from the general fund and 4 2 other funds to the department of workforce development for FY 4 3 2011=2012. The bill reenacts certain provisions, as amended, 4 4 of Senate File 517 that were published in the 2011 Iowa Acts, 4 5 chapter 130, after the invalidation of the provisions pursuant 4 6 to the Iowa supreme court decision of Homan v. Branstad. 4 7 The bill appropriates moneys from the general fund to the 4 8 department of workforce development. 4 9 The bill appropriates moneys from the special employment 4 10 security contingency fund to the department of workforce 4 11 development for field offices. 4 12 The bill appropriates interest earned on the unemployment 4 13 compensation reserve fund to the department of workforce 4 14 development for the operation of field offices. 4 15 The bill appropriates moneys to the department of workforce 4 16 development for an employee misclassification program. 4 17 The bill is effective upon enactment. The bill makes 4 18 appropriations to the department of workforce development for 4 19 fiscal year 2011=2012 and applies retroactively to July 1, 4 20 2011. LSB 6113HV (1) 84 ad/tm
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