Unemployment benefits; minimum earnings requirement, postpones scheduled increase. (SB1010)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)

Progress

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

Description

Unemployment benefits; minimum earnings requirement.  Postpones the scheduled increase, from $2,700 to $3,000, in the minimum amount of wages an employee must have earned in the two highest earnings quarters of his base period in order to be eligible for unemployment benefits. The increase will apply to claims filed on or after July 1, 2012; it is currently scheduled to apply to claims filed on or after July 3, 2011. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100583D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/17/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1010)
01/20/2011Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2011Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Passed Senate (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/08/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Read second time
02/11/2011Read third time
02/11/2011Passed House (94-Y 2-N)
02/11/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Enrolled
02/15/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1010ER)
02/15/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1010ER)
02/15/2011Signed by Speaker
02/16/2011Signed by President
03/01/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 16 (effective 7/1/11)
03/01/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.