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Key Votes

SB 2011 - Increasing Unemployment Benefits - Key Vote

Mississippi Key Votes

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Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (91-26) -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (34-15) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (87-33) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Unemployment Benefits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases weekly unemployment benefits.

Highlights:
-States that an individual’s weekly benefit amount for an insured unemployment benefit year shall be 1/26 of his total wages plus an additional 10% for benefit years beginning on or after July 1, 2008 and an additional 20% for benefit years beginning on or after July 1, 2009 (Sec. 1). -Sets a limit of $230 for weekly benefits for years beginning on or after July 2008, a limit of $250 for benefit years beginning on or after July 2009, and specifies that benefits shall increase annually at a percentage rate based on the Social Security Administration's automatic cost of living adjustment as determined by the increase in the Consumer Price Index (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (46-3) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Unemployment Benefits

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the $210 cap for weekly unemployment benefits to $225 for benefit years beginning on or after July 1, 2008, and $235 for benefit years that begin on or after July 1, 2009.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increasing Unemployment Benefits

Sponsors

  • Eric Powell (MS - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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