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AB-1812 Unemployment insurance: penalties.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/05/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1812


Introduced by Committee on Insurance

March 05, 2019


An act to amend Section 2117 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to unemployment insurance, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1812, as introduced, Committee on Insurance. Unemployment insurance: penalties.
Existing law provides that any person who fails to file any return or report required by the Unemployment Insurance Code, or who makes, renders, signs, or verifies any false or fraudulent return, report, or statement, or supplies any false or fraudulent information, is liable for a civil penalty of a specified amount, and a violation of that provision is a misdemeanor that is punishable by a fine, imprisonment for a specified period, or both the fine and imprisonment. Existing law also provides that all penalties collected under specified provisions of the Unemployment Insurance Code are deposited into the Employment Development Department Contingent Fund, which is a continuously appropriated fund.
This bill would increase the civil penalty described above by a specified amount.
This bill would make an appropriation by providing for the deposit of increased penalties into the Employment Development Department Contingent Fund.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 2117 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

2117.
 Any person who, with or without intent to evade any requirement of this code or any lawful requirement of the department under this code, fails to file any return or report, or to supply any information required by this code or who, with or without like intent, makes, renders, signs, or verifies any false or fraudulent return, report, or statement, or supplies any false or fraudulent information, is liable for a civil penalty of not more than one thousand one hundred dollars ($1,000), ($1,100) and is also guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be fined an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000), or be imprisoned for not more than one year, or both the fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court.