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SB 239 - Unemployment Benefit Amendments - Key Vote

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NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Stage Details

Legislation - Referred to Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (31-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Unemployment Benefit Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands unemployment benefits to include individuals enrolled in a job-training program or had to leave employment for a "compelling family reason."

Highlights:
-Specifies that a "compelling family reason" includes (Sec. 1):
    -Domestic violence; -The illness or disability of a member of the individual's immediate family; or -The need for an individual to accompany his or her spouse to a place from which it is impractical to commute or due to a change in location of the spouse's employment.
-Defines an "immediate family member" as an individual's spouse, parents, and children under the age of 18 (Sec. 1). -Authorizes an additional 26 weeks of unemployment benefits for an individual who has exhausted all eligibility for federal and state unemployment benefits, but who is currently enrolled in a job-training program (Sec. 1). -This is a substitute bill sponsored by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Unemployment Benefit Amendments

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