An Act To Encourage Greater Efficiency in the Unemployment Insurance System
Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §1081, as amended by PL 1987, c. 641, §§1 and 2, is further amended to read:
§ 1081. Administrative organization
This bill makes the following changes to the laws governing the Maine Unemployment Insurance Commission. It provides that:
1. The members of the commission who are representatives of employers and labor are employed on a per diem basis in the amount of $100 for up to 4 hours of services provided in relation to hearings and $100 for each consecutive period of up to 4 hours of services provided in relation to hearings thereafter, with mileage and tolls reimbursed at the legislative rate pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 3, section 2;
2. The Governor may remove a member of the commission for inefficiency, willful neglect of duty or malfeasance in office with the review and concurrence of the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over labor matters upon hearing in executive session or by impeachment. Before removing a member, the Governor must notify the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the removal and the reasons for the removal; and
3. The chair of the commission may render preliminary or ancillary decisions related to processing of commission cases.