125th MAINE LEGISLATURE
LD 534 LR 910(01)
An Act To Clarify Successor Liability under the Employment Security Law
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement for Original Bill
Sponsor: Rep. Prescott of Topsham
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
             
Preliminary Fiscal Impact Statement
Current biennium revenue decrease - Federal Expenditures Fund
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Exempting licensed eating establishments from the required transfer of experience pursuant to Title 26, 1221, sub-5-A will result in Maine law being out of compliance with both the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) and with section 303 of the Social Security Act. According to information provided by the Department of Labor, being out of compliance could result in an estimated $50-$55 million in lost tax credits for all employers liable for the FUTA tax and the potential loss of administrative funding. The Bureau of Unemployment Compensation received administrative grants of $18,400,000 in 2010-2011. Additional administrative grant funding to the Bureau of Employment Services and the Center for Workforce Research and Information could also be jeopardized.