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HB 2519 - Expands the Requirements for Unemployment Benefits - Key Vote

Arizona Key Votes

David Gowan, Sr. voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements David Gowan, Sr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expands the Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands the Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands requirements for unemployment benefits.

Highlights:
  • Requires an unemployed individual to have engaged in a systematic and sustained effort to find work for at least 4 days of the week and to have made at least 3 work search contacts during that week in order to be eligible to receive unemployment benefits (Sec. 3).
  • Requires an individual seeking benefits to have earned at least 390 times the minimum wage in the individual's last 3 months of employment in order to be eligible for benefits, whereas existing law requires an individual to have earned at least $1,500 in the last 3 months of his or her employment (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that individuals become ineligible for unemployment benefits in either of the following situations (Sec. 4):
    • An individual fails a drug test conducted by a prospective employer as a condition for employment; or
    • An individual refuses, without good reason, to submit to a drug test required by a prospective employer as a condition for employment.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (39-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Expands the Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands requirements for unemployment benefits.

Highlights:
  • Requires an unemployed individual to have engaged in a systematic and sustained effort to find work for at least 4 days of the week and to have made at least 3 work search contacts during that week in order to be eligible to receive unemployment benefits (Sec. 3).
  • Requires an individual seeking benefits to have earned at least 390 times the minimum wage in the individual's last 3 months of employment in order to be eligible for benefits, whereas existing law requires an individual to have earned at least $1,500 in the last 3 months of his or her employment (Sec. 3).
  • Specifies that individuals become ineligible for unemployment benefits in either of the following situations (Sec. 4):
    • An individual fails a drug test conducted by a prospective employer as a condition for employment; or
    • An individual refuses, without good reason, to submit to a drug test required by a prospective employer as a condition for employment.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expands the Requirements for Unemployment Benefits

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