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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1976

PUBLIC LAW 94-566—OCT. 20, 1976

90 STAT. 2681

TITLE IV—NATIONAL COMMISSION ON UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION SEC. 411. NATIONAL COMMISSION ON UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSA- 26 USC 3304 TION. note. (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION.—There is established a

National Commission on Unemployment Compensation (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Commission") which shall consist of thirteen members who shall be appointed as follows: (1) Three members appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate. (2) Three members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. (3) Seven members appointed by the President. In making appointments under the preceding sentence, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President shall consult with each other to insure that there will be a balanced representation of interested parties on the Commission. The Commission shall consist of at least one representative of labor, industry, the Federal Government, State government, local government, and small business. The President shall designate one of the members to serve as Chairman of the Commission, Seven members shall constitute a quorum. Any vacancies in the Commission shall not affect its powers, but shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. (b) DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION.—The Commission shall study and evaluate the present unemployment compensation programs in order to assess the long-range needs of the programs, to develop alternatives, and to recommend changes in the programs. Such study and evaluation shall include, without being limited to— (1) examination of the adequacy, and economic and administrative impacts, of the changes made by this Act in coverage, benefit provisions, and financing; (2) identification of appropriate purposes, objectives, and future directions for unemployment compensation programs; including railroad unemployment insurance; (3) examination of issues and alternatives concerning the relationship of unemployment compensation to the economy, with special attention to long-range funding requirements and desirable methods of program financing; (4) examination of eligibility requirements, disqualification provisions, and factors to consider in determining appropriate benefit amounts and duration; (5) examination of (A) the problems of claimant fraud and abuse in the unemployment compensation programs (B) the adequacy of present statutory requirements and administrative procedures designed to protect the programs against such fraud and abuse and (C) problems of claimants in obtaining prompt processing and payment of their claims for benefits and any appropriate measures to relieve such problems; (6) examination of the relationship between unemployment compensation programs and manpower training and employment programs;