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Bill S.2618 191st (Current)

An Act providing additional support to those affected by the novel coronavirus through the unemployment insurance system

Senate, April 2, 2020 -- The committee on Senate Ways and Means to whom was referred the message from His Excellency the Governor recommending legislation to authorize the waiver of the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2598), - reported, in part, a "Bill providing additional support to those affected by the novel coronavirus through the unemployment insurance system" (Senate, No. 2618).

Bill Information

Sponsor:
Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to forthwith make certain changes in unemployment insurance in response to a public health emergency, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Bill History

Displaying 20 actions for Bill S.2618
Date Branch Action
4/2/2020 Senate Reported from the committee on Senate Ways and Means
4/2/2020 Senate Reported on a part of S2598
4/2/2020 Senate Bill reported favorably by committee
4/2/2020 Senate Rules suspended
4/2/2020 Senate Read second, ordered to a third reading, read third and passed to be engrossed
4/2/2020 House Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
4/16/2020 House Committee recommended ought to pass with an amendment, striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text contained in House document numbered 4648
4/16/2020 House Rules suspended
4/16/2020 House Read second, ordered to a third reading, rules suspended, read third and passed to be engrossed
4/23/2020 Senate Rules suspended
4/23/2020 Senate Senate concurred in the House amendment with a further amendment, see S2651
4/23/2020 House Referred to the committee on Bills in the Third Reading
5/21/2020 House House concurred in the Senate amendment with a still further amendment, striking all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 4734
5/21/2020 Senate Rules suspended
5/21/2020 Senate Senate concurred in the House still further amendment
5/21/2020 House Emergency preamble adopted
5/21/2020 Senate Emergency preamble adopted
5/21/2020 House Enacted
5/21/2020 Senate Enacted and laid before the Governor
5/26/2020 Executive Signed by the Governor, Chapter 81 of the Acts of 2020

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