Vote to pass a bill that expands unemployment compensation.
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.