S116 - Putting North Carolina Back to Work Act. (Ratified)

Session Year 2021

Overview: Senate Bill 116 would:

  • Withdraw from the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program (FPUC) and the Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation program (MEUC) that provide additional federal benefits to unemployment insurance claimants.
  • If FPUC and MEUC programs end before August 14, 2021, appropriate $250 million to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education, to subsidize child care for eligible children.
  • Require claimants seeking unemployment insurance benefits to respond to employer interview requests:
    • Claimants must respond to interview requests by an employer offering suitable work within 48 hours using the contact information provided by the employer.
    • Claimants must schedule an interview with an employer within seven days of the interview request.

Senate Bill 116 was ratified by the General Assembly on June 24, 2021, and vetoed by the Governor on July 2, 2021.

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