Unemployment compensation; maximum weekly benefit. (HB547)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation; minimum earnings; maximum weekly benefit. Increases the wages an employee must have earned in the two highest earnings quarters of his base period in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits from $2,700 to $3,000. The measure also increases the maximum weekly unemployment compensation benefit from $363 to $378 for claims effective on or after July 6, 2008. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080040656
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB547)
02/07/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Committee substitute printed 080194656-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080194656-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB547H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB547H1)
02/19/2008Assigned C&L sub: Workers' Compensation, Unemployment Compensation & Labor
03/03/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB547ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB547ER)
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 725 (effective - see bill)