Labor and Labor Relations
Employment Security — General Provisions
R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-42-71
§ 28-42-71. Repeal or amendment of federal provisions.
In the event that the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 301 et seq., is repealed, amended, or otherwise changed by the Congress of the United States, or is finally adjudged invalid or unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States, with the result that no portion of the contributions required by chapters 42 — 44 of this title can be credited against any tax imposed by that act, then upon the date of that repeal, amendment, or change, or upon the date that the act is finally adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, the provisions of chapters 42 — 44 of this title requiring contributions and providing for payment of benefits shall cease to be operative. In that event the director shall immediately requisition from the unemployment trust fund established by 42 U.S.C. § 1103 all moneys in that fund standing to the credit of the state, and shall take any other action that may be necessary to procure those moneys. All those moneys, together with any other moneys in the employment security fund established by § 28-42-18, shall be held in custody by the general treasurer in a special fund, and unless: (1) the Congress of the United States, prior to the adjournment of its next regular session commencing next after the date the provisions of chapters 42 — 44 of this title requiring contributions and providing for the payment of benefits has ceased to be operative as previously provided, has enacted legislation designed to secure the enactment of unemployment compensation laws in the various states; and (2) the general assembly, within three (3) months after the passage of any such federal legislation, has enacted legislation providing for a system of unemployment compensation and has provided for the application of that special fund to unemployment compensation purposes pursuant to any such state legislation, then those moneys in the special fund subject to the payment of the expenses of making those refunds shall immediately be refunded or repaid, without interest, by the director to the individual employers and employees who have paid contributions under the terms of chapters 42 — 44 of this title, ratably in proportion to the amounts contributed by each employer and employee.
History of Section.
P.L. 1936, ch. 2333, § 20; P.L. 1937, ch. 2556, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 284, § 20; P.L. 1949, ch. 2175, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1953, ch. 3206, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-42-71; P.L. 1986, ch. 198, § 25.