Rejected

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Unemployment Eligibility

Mr. Tarr moved that the bill be amended by inserting, after Section__, the following new Section:-

“SECTION__. Paragraph (a) of section 24 of chapter 151A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out in its entirety said paragraph and inserting in place thereof a new paragraph:-

(a) Have been paid wages in the base period amounting to at least forty times the weekly benefit rate; provided, however, that for the period beginning on January first, nineteen hundred and ninety-five the individual has been paid wages in at least two quarters of the base period amounting to at least thirty times the weekly benefit rate; provided, further, that said amount shall be increased annually proportionately, rounding to the nearest one hundred dollars, to any increases which have occurred during the prior calendar year in the minimum wage as set forth in section one of chapter one hundred and fifty-one; and, provided further, that any such increase shall be effective beginning on the first Sunday in January.”