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(now: unemployment insurance study committee)





State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session











Establishing the unemployment insurance study committee.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1. Study committee on unemployment insurance; membership; duties; report; delayed repeal

A. The unemployment insurance study committee is established consisting of the following members:

1. Three members of the house of representatives who are appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, no more than two of whom are members of the same political party.  The speaker of the house of representatives shall designate one of these members to serve as chairperson of the committee.

2. The president or chief executive officer of the Arizona chamber of commerce or the president's or chief executive officer's designee.

3. The director of the Arizona department of economic security or the director’s designee.

4. The Arizona department of economic security deputy director of employment and basic assistance or the deputy director's designee.

5. Two university professors who specialize in the economics of unemployment and who are from a university under the jurisdiction of the Arizona board of regents.  The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint these members.

6. A member of a non-partisan think tank who specializes in policies that affect the economic and fiscal future of Arizona.  The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint this member.

B. The committee shall:

1. Meet as often as the chairperson deems necessary.

2. Identify major factors affecting unemployment and review data on the causal connection between state action and rates of cyclical unemployment during economic downturns.

3. Study the efficacy of previously enacted legislation in other states intended to avoid high rates of structural unemployment.

4. Review the current statutory tax framework, unemployment compensation fund revenue collections and fund payouts.

5. Compare unemployment insurance benefits of other states and the effect certain benefits have on the populace.

6. Analyze the impact unemployment insurance reform may have on the businesses of this state.

7. Solicit ideas and opinions of policy experts.

8. Compile an overview of potential legislation.

9. On or before December 31, 2021, submit a report regarding the committee’s findings and recommendations of legislative priorities to the speaker of the house of representatives and provide a copy of this report to the secretary of state.

C. This section is repealed from and after September 30, 2022.