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2017 House Bill 5165: Revise unemployment insurance rules to avoid impostors and fraud

Public Act 225 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Joseph Graves (R) on October 23, 2017
To revise rules and procedures used by the state’s unemployment insurance program to address the problem of impostors claiming and getting benefits. This bill would create a process for employers and individuals to file an affidavit that a particular claim is fraudulent, and prescribe actions and timetables state officials must take. The bill 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".
To revise rules and procedures used by the state’s unemployment insurance program to address the problem of impostors claiming and getting unemployment benefits. This bill would create a process for employers and individuals to file an affidavit that a particular claim is fraudulent, and prescribe actions and timetables state officials must take. The bill 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".
To revise rules and procedures used by the state’s unemployment insurance program to address the problem of impostors claiming and getting unemployment benefits. This bill would create a process for employers and individuals to file an affidavit that a particular claim is fraudulent, and prescribe actions and timetables state officials must take, starting with canceling benefit payments on fraudulent claims, and not assessing employers for those claims. The bill 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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