CHAPTER 119

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 233

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 33, TITLE 19 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 3350(9), Chapter 33, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection c. to read as follows:

"c. For any calendar year beginning January 1, 1990, and thereafter, with respect to which the balance in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, as certified by the Director of Unemployment Insurance to the Secretary of Labor, is equal to or greater than $130 million as of the preceding September 30, each employer's new employer rate or basic assessment rate, whichever shall be applicable to such employer, shall be Increased by a 'supplemental assessment rate' in accordance with the following table:

New Employer/ Supplemental Assessment

Basic Assessment Rate Rate

.1 - 3.9% .9%

4.0 - 5.9% 1.1%

6.0 - 7.9% 1.2%

8.0% 1.5%

Section 2. Amend 3350(9), Chapter 33, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection d. to read as follows:

"d. For any calendar year beginning January 1, 1996, and thereafter, with respect to which the balance in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, as certified by the Director of Unemployment Insurance to the Secretary of Labor, is less than $130 million as of the preceding September 30, each employer's new employer rate or basic assessment rate, whichever shall be applicable to such employer, shall be Increased by a 'supplemental assessment rate' in accordance with the table in subsection a. or subsection b. of this section as determined by the balance in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund."

Section 3. Amend Section 3313, Chapter 33, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by redesignating subsections "(e), (f), (g), (h), (1), and (j)" as they appear therein as subsections "(f), (g), (h), (I), (j), and (k)", respectively.

Section 4. Amend Section 3313, Chapter 33, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by adding a new subsection (e) to read as follows:

"(e) For claims establishing a benefit year beginning January 1, 1990, and thereafter, an individual's weekly benefit amount shall be determined in accordance with subsection c. or subsection d. of this section as determined by the balance in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. However, for such claims, the minimum and Maximum weekly benefit amount shall not be less than $20 nor more than $225 unless the Unemployment Trust Fund balance, as certified by the Director of Unemployment Insurance to the Secretary of Labor, as of the preceding September 30, is less than $90 million. When the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund balance is less than $90 million, the maximum weekly benefit amount shall be no more than $205. Computation for any change in the maximum weekly benefit amount shall commence with new claims filed to establish a benefit year on or after January 1 of each year."

Approved July 17, 1989.