LEGISLATIVE FISCAL ESTIMATE

ASSEMBLY, No. 4740

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

220th LEGISLATURE

 

DATED: JANUARY 30, 2023

 

 

SUMMARY

 

Synopsis:

Provides employee access to employeeís employment records on file with DOLWD.

Type of Impact:

Annual increase in State expenditures.

Agencies Affected:

Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

 

 

Office of Legislative Services Estimate

Fiscal Impact

Annual

 

State Cost Increase

Indeterminate

 

 

 

 

         The Office of Legislative Services (OLS) notes that the enactment of the bill may result in annual indeterminate State expenditure increases to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to the extent that the legislation would increase the departmentís administrative workload and expenses to provide individuals with records of their employment history and related information at no cost.† The department will also incur an indeterminate amount of annual costs to contract with third parties to implement the electronic transmission of a personís employment records to a third party or vendor.†

 

BILL DESCRIPTION

 

†††† This bill requires the Department of Labor and Workforce Development to provide to an individual, upon the individualís request, the employment records of that individual free of charge.† Specifically, the department is required to provide wage, employment, and unemployment compensation records and information, and any other records related to that individualís employment maintained by the department.

†††† The bill requires the department to transmit electronically an individualís wage, employment, and unemployment compensation records and information, and any other records related to that individualís employment maintained by the department, upon the request of that individual, to any third party or vendor authorized under the bill. †The department is permitted to contract with third parties to carry out this provision of the bill.†

FISCAL ANALYSIS

 

EXECUTIVE BRANCH

 

††††† None received.

 

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

 

††††† The OLS notes that the enactment of the bill may result in annual indeterminate State expenditure increases to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to the extent that the legislation would increase the departmentís workload and expenses to provide individuals with records of their employment history and related information at no cost.† The department will also incur an indeterminate amount of annual costs to contract with third parties to implement the electronic transmission of a personís employment records to a third party or vendor.† The bill does not state if a fee may be charged for this service.

 

 

Unit:

Legislative Budget and Finance Office

Analyst:

Juan C. Rodriguez

Revenue & Economic Policy Analyst

Approved:

Thomas Koenig

Legislative Budget and Finance Officer

 

 

This legislative fiscal estimate has been produced by the Office of Legislative Services due to the failure of the Executive Branch to respond to our request for a fiscal note.

 

This fiscal estimate has been prepared pursuant to P.L.1980, c.67 (C.52:13B-6 et seq.).