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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2392         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1734

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to unemployment insurance.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Donald Humason

 

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2392        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1734

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1734) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to unemployment insurance contributions.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to unemployment insurance.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  Subsection (2) of paragraph (a) of section 14 of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out in lines 39 and 40 the words “employer’s total taxable payroll for the period of twelve consecutive months ending on” and inserting in place thereof the following:- average of the employer’s total taxable payroll for the three years prior to

SECTION 2.  Said subsection is hereby further amended by striking out in lines 49 through 51 the words “total taxable payrolls reported by all employers whose experience rate is determined under paragraph (1) of subsection (i), for the period of twelve consecutive months ending on” and inserting in place thereof the following:- average of the total taxable payrolls reported by all employers whose experience rate is determined under paragraph (1) of subsection (i), for the three years preceding

SECTION 3.  Said subsection is hereby further amended by striking out in lines 55 and 56 the words “total payrolls reported by all employers liable for contributions under section fourteen for the calendar year” and inserting in place thereof the following:-the average of the total payrolls reported by all employers liable for contributions under section fourteen for the three years

SECTION 4.  Subsection (1) of paragraph (h) of said section 14 is hereby amended by striking out in lines 166 and 167 the words “The commissioner shall determine each employer’s total taxable wages for the twelve months” and inserting in place thereof the following:- The commissioner shall determine the average of each employer’s total taxable wages for the three-year

SECTION 5.  Subsection (2) of paragraph (h) of said section 14 is hereby amended by striking out in lines 174 through 176 the words “commissioner shall determine the total taxable wages of all employers in the commonwealth, whose experience rate is determined under paragraph (1) of subsection (i) during the calendar year” and inserting in place thereof the following:- commissioner shall determine the  average of the total taxable wages of all employers in the commonwealth, whose experience rate is determined under paragraph (1) of subsection (i) for the three-year period

SECTION 6.  Section 24 of said chapter 151A is hereby amended in subparagraph (a) by striking out in lines 3 and 4 the words “Have been paid wages in the base period amounting to at least thirty times the weekly benefit rate” and inserting in place thereof the following:- Have been paid wages in at least two quarters of the base period amounting to at least thirty times the weekly benefit rate

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