Unemployment compensation; provides benefits based on service in employ of an Indian tribe. (HB96)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation; Indian tribes. Provides that unemployment compensation benefits based on service in the employ of an Indian tribe are payable to the same extent as benefits payable to other employees covered by the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act. The measure provides Indian tribes with the option to make reimbursement payments to the unemployment trust fund, in lieu of tax payments, to the same extent currently allowed for local governments. If an Indian tribe fails to make required payments, the tribe will become liable for the FUTA tax and the Virginia Employment Commission may remove tribal services from unemployment coverage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/17/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080025692
12/17/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB96)
01/15/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Read first time
01/18/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
01/21/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Communicated to Senate
01/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/18/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Read third time
02/21/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB96ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB96ER)
02/26/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 245 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 247 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0247)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB359.