Gov. DeWine signs bill reforming unemployment compensation in Ohio

Ohio

House Bill 614 will create the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council

Ohio Statehouse

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 614 on Thursday.  

House Bill 614 will create the Unemployment Compensation Modernization and Improvement Council, which will reform the unemployment compensation system in Ohio.

The bill will also:

  • Require the Auditor of State to examine and make recommendations on the efficiency of the process
  • Require the Director of Job and Family Services to create a strategic staffing plan for employees who handle inquiries and claims for unemployment benefits
  • Require the Chancellor of Higher Education to create a template for workforce-education partnership programs
  • Provide for the distribution of some federal coronavirus relief funding to local subdivisions
  • Extend the renewal deadline for concealed handgun licenses for 90 days or until June 30, 2021, whichever is later
  • Allow licensees to apply for or renew licenses with any county sheriff until that date
  • Authorize the conveyance of certain state-owned land
  • Provide funding for community projects, to make appropriations, and to declare an emergency

DeWine signed the bill after Thursday’s coronavirus briefing.

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