Unemployment compensation bills; impact statement. (SB790)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation bills; impact statement.  Requires that bills enhancing unemployment compensation benefits payable to a claimant contain a statement reflecting the projected impact on the solvency level of the unemployment trust fund and the average increase in state unemployment tax liability of employers. Currently, such bills are required to contain an estimate of potential revenue losses of state tax revenues. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102139D
12/28/2010Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2011Reported from Finance (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB790)
01/19/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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
02/15/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Read second time
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB790ER)
02/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB790ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
03/20/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 302 (effective 7/1/11)
03/20/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0302)


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 25 seconds.


Bubberella writes:

The proposed language makes more sense than the current language, but I believe the agency already provides information on trust fund solvency impact for all bills. I guess this just codifies the practice.