Unemployment compensation; provides benefits based on service in employ of an Indian tribe. (SB359)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


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


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080003348
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB359)
01/16/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2008Read second time and engrossed
01/18/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N)
02/18/2008Read second time
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB359ER)
02/20/2008Signed by Speaker
02/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB359ER)
02/22/2008Signed by President
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 99 (effective 7/1/08)
03/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 100 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0100)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB96.