Unemployment compensation; calculating an employer's benefit ratio. (HB22)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation; benefit ratio. Provides that an employer's payroll, for purposes of calculating its benefit ratio and state unemployment tax rate, shall be deemed to be $1 when the employer's taxable payroll for the applicable 12-month period is not more than $1. The measure eliminates the necessity of dividing the employer's benefit charges by a payroll amount of $0, which produces an infinite benefit ratio and results in an assessment of state unemployment taxes at the highest rate. Amends § 60.2-530, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/22/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100111D
11/22/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB22)
01/21/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Read first time
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB22)
01/24/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/27/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Read third time
02/20/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB22ER)
02/24/2014Signed by Speaker
02/26/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB22ER)
02/26/2014Signed by President
03/07/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 191 (effective 7/1/14)
03/07/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0191)


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 2 minutes.