TITLE 28
Labor and Labor Relations

CHAPTER 28-43
Employment Security – Contributions

SECTION 28-43-34


§ 28-43-34 Repayment – Federal advances.

(a) If at any time the amount in the employment security fund exceeds the amount of any outstanding balance of this state due to the federal unemployment account in the unemployment trust fund, the governor may, upon recommendation of the director, in accordance with federal law and regulations in effect, cause to be paid from the employment security fund an amount equal to the outstanding balance to the federal unemployment account.

(b) If on June 30, 1985, or on any subsequent June 30, the amount in the employment security fund exceeds the amount of any outstanding balance of this state due to the federal unemployment account in the unemployment trust fund, the governor shall, in accordance with federal law and regulations then in effect, cause to be paid from the employment security fund an amount equal to the outstanding balance to the federal unemployment account; provided, that the remaining balance in the unemployment security fund after that payment will equal or exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount of benefits estimated by the director to be paid in the next succeeding twelve (12) months.

(c) In any calendar year beginning on or after January 1, 1983, The governor may, upon recommendation of the director, cause to be paid from the employment security fund to the federal unemployment account, any amount or amounts if, in accordance with federal laws and regulations then in effect, the governor deems that payment to be in the best interest of this state.

(d) The governor may delegate his or her authority to make voluntary repayments of Title XII advances from the account of the State of Rhode Island in the unemployment trust fund to the federal unemployment account to the director in accordance with the provisions of Section 1202 of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. § 1322]. The director may make voluntary repayments as he or she deems necessary, provided that upon making such a voluntary repayment, the director shall notify the governor, the speaker of the house, the senate president, the chairman of the house finance committee and the chairman of the senate finance committee of the action taken.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 108, § 7; P.L. 1983, ch. 67, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 68, art. 8, § 2.)