Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 112458
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File Number: 112458 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: APPLICATION W/LOCAL WORKFORCE AGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATI Introduced: 11/22/2011
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/6/2011
Agenda Date: 12/6/2011 Agenda Item Number: 11A13
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS LEGISLATION REQUIRING THAT AN UNEMPLOYED PERSON COMPLETE AN APPLICATION WITH THE LOCAL WORKFORCE AGENCY BEFORE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
Indexes: LEGISLATURE
Sponsors: Barbara J. Jordan, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 12/6/2011 11A13 Withdrawn
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 11A13 Substitute; Legislative File No. 112539.)

County Attorney 11/22/2011 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE TO PASS LEGISLATION REQUIRING THAT AN UNEMPLOYED PERSON COMPLETE AN APPLICATION WITH THE LOCAL WORKFORCE AGENCY BEFORE RECEIVING UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

BODY
WHEREAS, the September, 2011 unemployment rate for Miami-Dade County was 11.5 percent, with approximately 150,000 residents out of work; and
WHEREAS, South Florida Workforce is a local workforce agency and a public-private partnership that establishes state and federally funded workforce development and training policies for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties; and
WHEREAS, local workforce agencies such as South Florida Workforce provide services and resources to anyone at no cost through a network of career centers located throughout the region; and
WHEREAS, current state law does not require an unemployed person to complete an application with the local workforce agency prior to receiving unemployment compensation from the state; and
WHEREAS, it is anticipated that legislation will be filed for the Florida Legislature’s 2012 session that would require an unemployed person to complete an application with the local workforce agency prior to receiving unemployment compensation from the state; and
WHEREAS, local workforce agencies such as South Florida Workforce can provide assistance to people who are out of work, but are unable to assist unemployed people who have not applied for employment with them; and
WHEREAS, if more unemployed people are in the local workforce agencies’ systems then more people can be assisted to find new jobs; and
WHEREAS, this Board supports legislation that would require an unemployed person to complete an application with the local workforce agency prior to receiving unemployment compensation from the state,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the Florida Legislature to pass legislation requiring an unemployed person to have a completed application with the local workforce agency before receiving full unemployment compensation.
Section 2. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit certified copies of the resolution to the Governor, the Senate President, the House Speaker, and the Chair and Members of the Miami-Dade State Legislative Delegation.
Section 3. Directs the County’s state lobbyists to advocate for the issue identified in Section 1 above, and authorizes and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to amend the 2012 State legislation package to include this item and include this item in the 2013 state legislative package.



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