CERTIFICATION OF ENROLLMENT
HOUSE BILL 1625
1991 Regular Session
Passed by the House March 13, 1991
Yeas 98 Nays 0
Speaker of the
House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 9, 1991
Yeas 47 Nays 0
President of the Senate
Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.
Governor of the State of Washington
I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1625 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Secretary of State
State of Washington
HOUSE BILL 1625
Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session
State of Washington 52nd Legislature 1991 Regular Session
By Representatives McLean, Rayburn, Nealey, Kremen, Chandler, Grant, Fuhrman, Ballard, Moyer and Rasmussen.
Read first time February 4, 1991. Referred to Committee on Commerce & Labor.
AN ACT Relating to combined reporting for agricultural employers; and amending RCW 49.30.005.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 49.30.005 and 1990 c 245 s 10 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) It is the intent of the legislature that the department assist agricultural employers in mitigating the costs of the state's unemployment insurance program. The department shall work with members of the agricultural community to: Improve understanding of the program's operation; increase compliance with work-search requirements; provide prompt notification of potential claims against an employer's experience rating; inform employers of their rights; inform employers of the actions necessary to appeal a claim and to protect their rights; and reduce claimant and employer fraud. These efforts shall include:
(a) Conducting employer workshops and community seminars;
(b) Developing new educational materials; and
(c) Developing forms that use lay language.
employment security department, the department of labor and industries, the
department of licensing, and the department of revenue shall develop a plan to
implement voluntary combined reporting for agricultural employers by January 1,
1992. The departments shall submit the plan to the legislature by January 10,
1990, and include recommendations for legislation necessary to standardize and
simplify statutory coverage and other requirements. Such standardization shall
be as consistent with federal requirements as possible. The
departments shall consult with representatives of agricultural employer and
labor associations and general business associations in the development of the
plan and legislation. The departments shall ensure that they accommodate the
needs of small agricultural employers in particular. (3))) The
department shall report to the appropriate standing committees of the
legislature by January 10, 1990, 1991, and 1992 and include a description of
the activities of the department to carry out the intents of this section and
provide quantitative data where possible on the effectiveness of the activities
undertaken by the department to comply with the intents of this section during
the previous calendar year.