Unemployment compensation; Self-Employment Assistance Pilot Program established, report. (HB798)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation; Self-Employment Assistance Pilot Program; report. Establishes the Self-Employment Assistance Pilot Program (Program), under which up to 100 unemployed individuals receive unemployment compensation while they are establishing their own businesses and becoming self-employed. Participants receive an allowance in lieu of weekly regular benefit payments and may use the allowance for entrepreneurial training, business counseling, and technical assistance. The bill provides for the Virginia Employment Commission to develop and implement the program and to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly on (i) the total number of participants, (ii) the fiscal status of the Program, and (iii) any other information that will assist in determining the viability of the Program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101283D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB798)
01/28/2014Tabled in Commerce and Labor