Unemployment compensation; leaving employment to follow military spouse. (HB143)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patron Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation; leaving employment to follow military spouse. Repeals the sunset provision on the current statutory provision that provides that good cause for leaving employment exists if an employee voluntarily leaves a job to accompany the employee's spouse, who is on active duty in the military or naval services of the United States, to a new military-related assignment established pursuant to a permanent change of duty order from which the employee's place of employment is not reasonably accessible. This provision will presently expire on December 31, 2020. Read the Bill »


02/17/2020: passed committee


12/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100239D
12/18/2019Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB143)
01/16/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Read first time
01/21/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2020Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
01/22/2020VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)

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