HB2139 Revises certain employment laws.
Sponsor: Secrest, Patricia K. (93) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Marble, Gary (130) LR Number: 4618L.01I
Last Action: 03/30/2000 - Referred: Workers Compensation & Employment Security (H)
HB2139
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HB 2139 -- Employment Security

Co-Sponsors:  Secrest, Marble, Hartzler (124), Scott, Naeger,
Gross, Chrismer, Loudon, Patek, Pouche, Bennett

This bill revises provisions pertaining to the Labor and
Industrial Relations Commission and the Missouri Employment
Security Law.

The bill changes the term of office of each member of the
commission beginning after August 28, 2000, from 6 years to 4
years.  Commissioners appointed before or after August 28, 2000,
cannot serve more than 8 years.  The term of a commissioner
serving on August 28, 2000, will expire on the June expiration
date listed in the 1999-2000 Official Manual of the State of
Missouri or on the 30th day of June in the year following the
8th year of service on the commission, whichever occurs first.

The bill requires the Governor to review the performance of a
commissioner 60 days prior to the expiration of his or her term
and to notify the commissioner of his or her reappointment to
the commission.  Within 10 days of the notification to the
commissioner, the Governor is required to provide written
notification to all members of the General Assembly concerning
the reappointment of a commissioner, upcoming vacancies on the
commission, or notification from a commissioner terminating
service on the commission.

The bill requires the impartial application of the Missouri
Employment Security Law for the promotion of employment security
by increasing Missouri's economic competitiveness through equal
treatment of all employees and employers by the Labor and
Industrial Relations Commission through equal consideration of
all evidence presented by all sides in cases before the
commission.

Eligible claimants for unemployment benefits will not be
eligible for waiting week credit or benefits for any week if the
deputy or a designated representative of the Division of
Employment Security finds that a claimant has been suspended or
terminated for employee misconduct.  A professionally
administered and documented positive chemical test for a
controlled substance as the term is defined in Section 195.010,
RSMo, is deemed employee misconduct.

Following the establishment and documentation of medical
evidence pertaining to a positive chemical test, a claimant is
ineligible for benefits from the Employment Security Fund during
a suspension or any time following termination from employment.


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