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SB 447 - Reduces Unemployment Benefits - Key Vote

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Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (34-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Reduces Unemployment Benefits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes a 1-week waiting period for unemployment benefits and reduces the number of weeks for which benefits can be received.

Highlights:
  • Reduces the number of weeks for which unemployment benefits can be received from 26 weeks to the following numbers of weeks (Sec. 3):
    • 12 weeks, if the state's average unemployment rate is at or below 5.49 percent;
    • 13 weeks, if the state's average unemployment rate is between 5.50 and 5.99 percent;
    • 14 weeks, if the state's average unemployment rate is between 6.00 and 6.49 percent;
    • 15 weeks, if the state's average unemployment rate is between 6.50 and 6.99 percent;
    • 16 weeks, if the state's average unemployment rate is between 7.00 and 7.49 percent;
    • 17 weeks, if the state's average unemployment rate is between 7.50 and 7.99 percent;
    • 18 weeks, if the state's average unemployment rate is between 8.00 and 8.49 percent;
    • 19 weeks, if the state's average unemployment rate is between 8.50 and 8.99 percent; or
    • 20 weeks, if the state's average unemployment rate exceeds 9 percent.
  • Establishes a required waiting period of 1 week before unemployment benefits can be received, beginning on the first day of the first week that the recipient applies for benefits, effective July 1, 2012 (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Reduces Unemployment Benefits

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