Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate Became Law
12/18/2019     01/23/2020  

Unemployment compensation; leaving employment to follow military spouse.

Repeals the sunset provision on the current statutory provision that provides that good cause for leaving employment exists if an employee voluntarily leaves a job to accompany the employee's spouse, who is on active duty in the military or naval services of the United States, to a new military-related assignment established pursuant to a permanent change of duty order from which the employee's place of employment is not reasonably accessible. This provision will presently expire on December 31, 2020.

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12/18/2019 House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100239D Open

            

2020 SESSION

    20100239D
    HOUSE BILL NO. 143
    Offered January 8, 2020
    Prefiled December 18, 2019
    A BILL to repeal the fourth enactment of Chapter 442 of the 2014 Acts of Assembly, relating to unemployment compensation; voluntarily leaving employment to accompany military spouse.
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    Patrons-- Ware and McGuire
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    Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
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    Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

    1. That the fourth enactment of Chapter 442 of the 2014 Acts of Assembly is repealed.

    2. That the provisions of this act enhance the benefits payable to an individual pursuant to Title 60.2 of the Code of Virginia. Pursuant to � 30-19.03:1.2 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Employment Commission, in consultation with the Department of Planning and Budget, estimates that over the ensuing eight years (i) the provisions of this act are projected to reduce the solvency level of the Unemployment Trust Fund by an average of 0.1 percent in each of the eight years and (ii) the projected average annual increase in state unemployment tax liability of employers on a per-employee basis that would result from the provisions of this act is $0.

    Picture Name From Date Type
    R. Lee Ware R-Richmond Sponsor
    John J. McGuire R-Richmond Cosponsor
    Date Branch Action
    01/23/2020 Senate Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
    01/22/2020 House House: VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N)
    01/16/2020 House House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N)
    12/18/2019 House House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100239D
    12/18/2019 House House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
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    Repeals the sunset provision on the current statutory provision that provides that good cause for leaving employment exists if an employee voluntarily leaves a job to accompany the employee's spouse, who is on active duty in the military or naval services of the United States, to a new military-related assignment established pursuant to a permanent change of duty order from which the employee's place of employment is not reasonably accessible. This provision will presently expire on
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    2 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Employment Commission, in consultation with the Department of Planning and Budget, estimates that over the ensuing eight years (i) the provisions of this act are projected to reduce the solvency level of the Unemployment Trust Fund by an average of 0


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