2006 Alabama Code - Section 25-4-142 — Employment Security Administration Fund; Special Employment Security Administration Fund; replacement of certain funds.

(a) There shall be in the State Treasury a fund to be known as the Employment Security Administration Fund. All moneys which are deposited or paid into this fund are hereby appropriated and made available to the director for expenditure in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and shall not lapse at any time or be transferred to any other fund. All moneys in this fund, which are received from the federal government or any agency thereof, or which are appropriated by this state for the administration of this chapter, except money received pursuant to the provisions of subdivision (6) of Section 25-4-30, shall be expended solely for the purposes and in the amounts found necessary by the authorized cooperating federal agencies for the proper and efficient administration of this chapter. The fund shall consist of all moneys appropriated by this state and all moneys received from the United States or any agencies thereof and all moneys received from any other source for such purposes. Notwithstanding any provisions of this section, all money requisitioned and deposited in this fund pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 25-4-32 shall remain part of the fund until encumbered, and shall be used only in accordance with the conditions specified in said section. All moneys in this fund shall be deposited, administered and disbursed in the same manner and under the same conditions and requirements as are provided by law for other special funds in the State Treasury. Any balances in this fund shall not lapse at any time, but shall be continuously available to the director for expenditure consistent with this chapter. The Treasurer shall give separate and additional bonds conditioned upon the faithful performance of his duties in connection with the Employment Security Administration Fund and the Special Employment Security Administration Fund, described in subsection (b) of this section, in amounts to be fixed by the director, and in a form prescribed by law or approved by the Attorney General. The premiums for such bonds of the Treasurer for the Employment Security Administration Fund shall be paid from the moneys in the Employment Security Administration Fund. The premiums for such bonds of the Treasurer for the Special Employment Security Administration Fund shall be paid from the Special Employment Security Administration Fund.

(b) There is hereby created in the State Treasury a special fund, to be known as the "Special Employment Security Administration Fund," into which shall be deposited or transferred all interest and penalties collected after May 9, 1963, pursuant to Sections 25-4-132 through 25-4-134. Interest and penalties collected on delinquent contribution payments deposited during any calendar quarter in the clearing account in the Unemployment Compensation Fund shall, as soon as practicable after the close of such calendar quarter, be transferred to the Special Employment Security Administration Fund. All moneys in this fund shall be deposited, administered and disbursed in the same manner and under the same conditions and requirements as is provided by law for other special funds in the State Treasury. Said moneys shall not be expended or made available for expenditure in any manner which would permit their substitution for (or permit a corresponding reduction in) federal funds, which would, in the absence of said moneys, be available to finance expenditures for the administration of the state unemployment compensation and employment service laws. Nothing in this section shall prevent said moneys in this fund from being used as a revolving fund to cover expenditures necessary and proper under the law for which federal funds have been duly requested but not yet received, subject to the charging of such expenditures against such funds when necessary. The moneys in this fund may be used by the director for the payment of costs of administration of the employment security laws of this state which are found not to be or not to have been properly and validly chargeable against funds obtained from federal sources. All moneys in this Special Employment Administration Fund shall be continuously available to the director for expenditure in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, and shall not lapse at any time. The moneys in this fund are hereby specifically made available to replace, as contemplated by subsection (c) of this section, expenditures from the Employment Security Administration Fund established by subsection (a) of this section, which have been found by the bureau of employment security (or other authorized agency or authority) because of any action or contingency, to have been lost or improperly expended.

The director, whenever he is of the opinion that the money in the Special Employment Security Administration Fund is more than ample to pay for all foreseeable needs for which such special fund is set up, may, by written order, order the transfer therefrom to the trust fund of such amount of money in the said Special Employment Security Administration Fund as he deems proper, and the same shall thereupon be immediately transferred to the trust fund.

(c) All moneys received after June 30, 1941, from the Secretary of Labor, or his successor or successors, under Title III of the Social Security Act, or any unencumbered balances in the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund as of that date, or any moneys granted after that date to this state pursuant to the provisions of the Wagner-Peyser Act, or any moneys made available by the state or its political subdivisions and matched by such moneys granted to this state pursuant to the provisions of the Wagner-Peyser Act, shall be expended solely for the purposes and in the amounts found necessary by the Secretary of Labor, or his successor or successors, for the proper and efficient administration of this chapter. If any of such moneys are found by the Secretary of Labor, or his successor or successors, because of any action or contingency, to have been lost or been expended for the purposes other than or in the amounts in excess of those found necessary by the Secretary of Labor, or his successor or successors, for the proper administration of this chapter, it is the policy of this state that such moneys, if not replaced from other sources, shall be replaced by moneys appropriated for such purpose from the general funds of this state to the Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund for expenditure as provided in subsection (a) of this section. Upon receipt of such finding by the Secretary of Labor, or his successor or successors, the director shall promptly report the amount required for such replacement to the Governor and the Governor shall at the earliest opportunity, submit to the Legislature a request for the appropriation of such amount. This subsection shall not be construed to relieve this state of its obligation with respect to funds received prior to July 1, 1941, pursuant to the provisions of Title III of the Social Security Act; provided, however, that funds which have been expended by the director or his predecessors in office, in accordance with a budget approved by the Secretary of Labor, or his successor or successors, and in accordance with the general standards and limitations promulgated by the Secretary of Labor, or his successor or successors, prior to such expenditure (where proposed expenditures have not been specifically disapproved by the Secretary of Labor, or his successor or successors) shall not be deemed to require replacement.

(Acts 1939, No. 497, p. 721; Code 1940, T. 26, §248; Acts 1943, No. 310, p. 281, §14; Acts 1957, No. 303, p. 395, §3; Acts 1963, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 151, p. 340, §4.)

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