Unemployment compensation; eliminates requirement that certain benefits be reduced by 50 percent. (HB2357)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Unemployment compensation; Social Security offset.  Eliminates the requirement that unemployment compensation benefits be reduced by 50 percent of the amount of the claimant's Social Security Act or Railroad Retirement Act retirement benefits in years when the solvency level of the unemployment trust fund is less than 50 percent. Currently, such a reduction in unemployment benefits is not required in years when the solvency level of the unemployment trust fund exceeds 50 percent. Amends § 60.2-604, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2011Committee
01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103360D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2011Assigned C & L sub: #1
01/20/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2357)
02/01/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
02/03/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Enrolled
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2357ER)
03/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2357ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/28/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 748 (effective 7/1/11)
03/28/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0748)

Video

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 35 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1113 and HB2294.

Comments

Bubberella writes:

This sounds like a good bill. I don't understand why unemployment benefits should be cut if you're drawing Social Security. Does unemployment similarly offset private pensions or federal, state and local pensions? If not, then wouldn't offsetting Social Security benefits penalize the poor elderly or disabled while treating those with other pensions differently? Why would we want to discourage older people from working and why is it less of an economic dislocation if an elderly or disabled person loses a job?

Bruce writes:

I'm 68 yrs. old , have been unemployed since 09/15/2010, my Va. unemployment weekly benefit has been cut from $172.00 to 37.00 per week. It's not easy finding work when you'r my age and how do you exist on this amount of money? I've paid into fund since I was 16, as my daughter says" It just isn't fair".