Department of Labor and Regulation

Unemployment Insurance

South Dakota Laws and Rules Related to Unemployment Insurance

South Dakota Codified Law Title 61 (subsections 1-7)

Administrative Rule of South Dakota Article 47:06

Notice of Public Hearing to Adopt Rules

A public hearing will be held at the Aberdeen Administrative Office, 420 S Roosevelt Street, Aberdeen, SD on August 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. to consider the deletion, adoption and amendment of proposed rules numbered:

§§ 47:06:01:01, 47:06:02:14, 47:06:04:17, 47:06:04:17.01, 47:06:04:21,
and 47:06:04:27.

The effect of these rules changes is to: clarify when a week of unemployment starts, eliminate procedures used when unemployment insurance claims are filed in-person at a local Labor and Regulation office, correct an authorizing statute, clarify the time period for when claims for weeks of unemployment will be accepted, change the requirement from having an eligibility interview to having an eligibility assessment, eliminate the need for individuals to keep a copy of job contacts, and clarify the effective date of a disqualification.

The reason for adopting these rules is to either clarify the intent of the rules or eliminate obsolete procedures.

§ 47:06:01:02

The effect of this rule change is to add a new industry, seasonal small game cleaning services, to the list of seasonally designated industries, so former employees can only claim benefits in the period the industry is open for business.

The reason for adopting this rule change is to allow benefit payments based on seasonal small game cleaning services earnings to only the time period when the employer has the option to rehire the employee.

Persons interested in presenting data, opinions and arguments for or against the proposed rules may do so by appearing in person at the hearing or by sending them to:

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Attn: Pauline Heier
420 South Roosevelt St.
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730

Material sent by mail must reach the Department of Labor and Regulation by September 5, 2014, to be considered.

After the hearing, the Department will consider all written and oral comments it receives on the proposed rules. The Department may modify or amend a proposed rule at that time to include or exclude matters that are described in this notice.

Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this hearing is being held in a physically accessible place. Please notify the Department of Labor and Regulation at least 48 hours before the public hearing if you have special needs for which special arrangements must be made. The telephone number for making special arrangements is 605.626.2310.

Copies of the proposed rules may be obtained without charge from:

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
Attn: Pauline Heier
420 South Roosevelt St.
P.O. Box 4730
Aberdeen, SD 57402-4730

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Marcia Hultman, Secretary
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Tel. 605.773.3101
Fax. 605.773.6184