Unemployment compensation; voluntarily leaving employment to accompany military spouse. (SB1495)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation; quit to follow military spouse. Provides that good cause for leaving employment exists if an employee voluntarily leaves a job to accompany the employee's spouse, who is on active duty in the military or naval services of the United States, to a new military-related assignment established pursuant to a permanent change of duty order from which the employee's place of employment is not reasonably accessible. The measure applies only if the state to which the spouse is transferred has a similar provision. Benefits paid to qualifying claimants shall be charged against the pool rather than against the claimant's employer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/22/2009Presented and ordered printed 098826256
01/22/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1495)
02/09/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/10/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1495E
02/10/2009Printed as engrossed 098826256-E
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1495E)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/17/2009Referred from General Laws
02/17/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee amendment rejected
02/24/2009Passed House (85-Y 14-N)
02/24/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (85-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1495ER)
03/04/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1495ER)
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/30/2009Governor's substitute printed 099347802-S1
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation lines 133-136, 169-172, 257,258 (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Amendments specific and severable (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation in part (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred Gov's recommend. lines 133-136, 169-172, 257, 258 (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Pending question ordered
04/08/2009House rejected Governor's recommendation (46-Y 53-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (46-Y 53-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Communicated to Governor
05/06/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 878 (effective - see bill)
05/06/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0878)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.