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2017 House Bill 5166: Revise unemployment insurance rules to avoid impostors and fraud

Public Act 226 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Kevin Hertel (D) on October 23, 2017
To revise the penalties for abuses of the state’s unemployment insurance program to address the problem of impostors claiming and getting benefits. The bill would authorize penalties up to 50 percent above the amount of benefits fraudulently obtained for a second offense, and up to four times as much if the case involved identity theft. It is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 5165 to 5172.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Oversight Committee on October 23, 2017
Reported in the House on November 2, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on November 8, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise the penalties for abuses of the state’s unemployment insurance program to address the problem of impostors claiming and getting benefits. The bill would authorize penalties up to 50 percent above the amount of benefits fraudulently obtained for a second offense, and up to four times as much if the case involved identity theft. It is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 5165 to 5172.
Received in the Senate on November 9, 2017
Referred to the Senate Oversight Committee on November 9, 2017
Reported in the Senate on December 5, 2017
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 13, 2017.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To revise the penalties for abuses of the state’s unemployment insurance program to address the problem of impostors claiming and getting benefits. The bill would authorize penalties up to 50 percent above the amount of benefits fraudulently obtained for a second offense, and up to four times as much if the case involved identity theft. It is part of a legislative package comprised of House Bills 5165 to 5172.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on December 20, 2017

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