Strengthen the Unemployment Insurance System To Better Serve Maine Workers

Last updated: May 23, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Ryan Fecteau, House 11
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1571



UPDATE: Many of the provisions of LD 1571 are in LD 1564.


This bill requires the Department of Labor, Bureau of Unemployment Compensation to examine the adequacy of Maine's unemployment compensation system in meeting the needs of today's workforce and economy, to establish benchmarks for program improvement and to annually measure progress in reaching those benchmarks. It also requires an assessment of the staffing capacity within the Department of Labor and requires the Commissioner of Labor to submit a report of these findings to the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing. It establishes the peer navigator program to increase access to unemployment compensation benefits for underserved individuals and makes several amendments in current law to support these goals.