SCR 1616 urges the Governor to end participation in federal pandemic-related
unemployment benefits programs, including the Federal Pandemic Unemployment
Compensation Program (FPUC), which provides an additional $300 per week to individuals collecting unemployment insurance; Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (PUA), which provides up to 79 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not typically eligible for regular unemployment compensation; and waiver of the waiting week requirement for regular unemployment compensation.
The concurrent resolution contains whereas clauses regarding improvements in the
Kansas economy and indicating the extended federal unemployment benefits disincentivize employees from returning to the workforce. The concurrent resolution also contains whereas clauses related to fraud in the unemployment compensation program.
The concurrent resolution requires the Secretary of State to send an enrolled copy of the
resolution to the chairperson of the Legislative Coordinating Council.