Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately determine the eligibility of reemployment assistance benefits, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 71A of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following definition:-
"Wages", as defined in section one and remuneration paid to an employee for employment by an employer during the previous four quarterly periods; provided, however, that for the purpose of determining eligibility for reemployment assistance benefits, remuneration shall include unemployment insurance benefits paid for weeks of unemployment occurring during said previous four quarterly periods; and provided further, that all or part of such benefits are attributable to service in the employ of the plant closing or potential plant closing employer.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of January first, nineteen hundred and eighty-five.