2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hudson
Eliminate One Week Waiting Period to Receive UI Benefits (language only)

Item 131 #5h

Item 131 #5h

Commerce and Trade
Virginia Employment Commission


Page 33, after line 9, insert:

"G. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 60.2-612 Code of Virginia, the Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission shall not require a one-week waiting period for qualifying individuals to receive Unemployment Insurance benefits."


(This amendment eliminates the one-week waiting period for claimants to receive their unemployment insurance benefits. The intent of this amendment is that, were it to be adopted, upon enrollment the language would be included in the Appropriation Act as a Part V amendment striking the language found in paragraph 9, § 60.2-612, Code of Virginia.)