CHAPTER 408 (HB 110)
AN ACT RECODIFYING THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION LAW
AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court
408:1 Purpose; Meaning Unchanged; No Jobs Lost.
I. It is the intent of the legislature in enacting RSA 282-A to continue RSA
282. Even though RSA 282 is repealed by this act, RSA 282-A is a continuation
of it. There should be no interpretation of RSA 282-A being something new. It
is merely a new numbering of the material that already existed as RSA 282.
The redesignation of the unemployment compensation law as 282-A is done
merely to prevent confusion that could have occurred had RSA 282 been
renumbered. It would have been unnecessarily confusing to have 2 sections
with the same number saying 2 different things. To eliminate this possibility,
the entire unemployment compensation law has been redesignated as RSA
II. It is the intent of the legislature to enact into law the product of the
committee established by 1979, 269. RSA 282-A herein enacted is basically a
rewriting of the unemployment compensation law in clear, readable language
for the benefit of the citizens of this state who are affected by the law. RSA
282-A leaves what was in RSA 282 in almost the exact same order as an aid to
those who worked extensively and familiarly with RSA 282. At the same time,
RSA 282-A shortens, simplifies the understanding of, and corrects gramati-
cally what was in RSA 282 as an aid to those who have not been and are not
familiar with the unemployment compensation law. RSA 282-A does not
change the basic organization of the unemployment compensation law so that
those who worked with RSA 282 will be able to work easily with the new
chapter, yet RSA 282-A makes it easier for a person unfamiliar with the
unemployment compensation law to understand it and deal with it.
III. It is not the intent of the legislature that anyone should lose a job or
position as a result of the enactment of RSA 282-A. Members of the advisory
council prior to the enactment of RSA 282-A shall retain their positions and be
replaced or reappointed on the same schedule as if RSA 282 were still in effect.
The same will be true for all employees of the department of employment
security from the commissioner down to the last hired employee. The same
shall also apply to members of appeal tribunals. By the enactment of RSA
282-A as a replacement of RSA 282, no one shall lose a job and no one shall
gain a job in any manner any different from what did or could have happened
when RSA 282 was the number for the chapter of the unemployment compen-
408:9 Correct References. Any cross reference in the RSA to a section of
the RSA repealed by this act shall be considered to be a reference to the
appropriate section of section 3 of this act.
408:12 Effective Date.
I. Section 10 of this act shall take effect upon its passage.
II. Section 11 of this act shall take effect July 1, 1981.
III. The remainder of this act shall take effect October 1, 1981.
[Approved June 23, 1981.]
[Effective Date I. Section 10 of this act shall take effect June 23, 1981. II.
Section 11 of this act shall take effect July 1, 1981. III. The remainder of this
act shall take effect October 1, 1981.]