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Gov. Parson signs bill that helps preserve Missouri's automated unemployment system


June 30, 2022 - Governor Mike Parson today signed HB 2168, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Porter, a bill supported by Associated Industries of Missouri that helps preserve Missouri's automated unemployment system.


The bill adds an automation adjustment with an equal tax offset to fund software maintenance of Missouri's UInteract system. It will show as a charge and a credit on the unemployment tax return.


"We have supported this bill since it was first introduced several years ago," said Ray McCarty, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Missouri. "We understand Missouri's automated system was one of the first to gain recognition of other states as they moved toward automation. We want to preserve our leadership status in this area. An efficient automated unemployment system helps ensure businesses are being properly charged for the correct amount of unemployment tax and that only those claimants that deserve benefits are receiving them. This allows our unemployment system to function as intended - to provide benefits to people who are truly unemployed through no fault of their own," he said.


The bill was handled in the Senate by Senator Sandy Crawford.

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