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AB-110 Fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation benefits: inmates.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Oct 06, 2021


SECTION 1.

 Section 11105.9 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

11105.9.
 (a) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (g) of Section 11105 and subdivision (a) of Section 13305, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may provide the social security numbers of current or former inmates to the Employment Development Department, the California Workforce Development Board, or the California Workforce Development Board’s designee for the purposes set forth in subdivision (i) of Section 14013 of the Unemployment Insurance Code. The Employment Development Department, the California Workforce Development Board, and any board designee shall keep the social security numbers confidential and use them only to track the labor market and other employment outcomes of program participants, as described in subdivision (i) of Section 14013 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.
(2) Notwithstanding any law, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall provide the name, known aliases, birth date, social security number, and booking date and expected release date, if known, consistent with federal law, of a current inmate to the Employment Development Department for the purpose set forth in Section 321.5 of the Unemployment Insurance Code. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall provide the information to the Employment Development Department pursuant to this paragraph on the first of every month and upon request by the Employment Development Department.
(b) The Employment Development Department, the California Workforce Development Board, and any board designee shall not disseminate social security numbers obtained pursuant to this section to an individual or public entity not identified in this section.

SEC. 2.

 Section 321.5 is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:

321.5.
 (a) For purposes of preventing payments on fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation benefits, the Director of Employment Development shall verify, with the information provided by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation pursuant to Section 11105.9 of the Penal Code, that the claimant is not an inmate currently incarcerated in the state prisons.
(b) The Employment Development Department shall complete necessary system programming or automation upgrades to allow electronic monitoring of Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate data to prevent payment on fraudulent claims for unemployment compensation benefits at the earliest possible date, but not later than September 1, 2023.
SEC. 3.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
SEC. 4.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to stop the payment of unemployment compensation benefits on fraudulent claims by inmates, thereby preserving benefits for claimants in need, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.