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HB 244 - Unemployment Insurance Amendments - Key Vote

Wyoming Key Votes

Bob Brechtel voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (25-34) - (Key vote)

Title: Unemployment Insurance Amendments

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands unemployment compensation.

Highlights:
  • Amends the definition of "base period" to mean the 4 most recently completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the start of the benefit year only if the individual does not qualify for any benefits under the Wyoming Statute (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that no individual may be denied regular or extended benefits because he or she is seeking only part-time work (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that an individual may collect compensation for separating from employment for compelling family reasons including, but not limited to, the following (Sec. 2):
    • Occurrence of sexual assault or domestic violence;
    • Need to care for an immediate family member with a chronic illness; or
    • A change in location of the spouse's employment.
  • Specifies that the benefit obtained will be the lesser of the following amounts (Sec. 2):
    • 50 percent of the total regular benefits payable to that individual in that year; or
    • 13 times the individual's weekly benefit amount in that year.
  • This act is effective July 1, 2011 (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Unemployment Insurance Amendments

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