2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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JLARC VEC Policy Recommendation #7

Item 18 #1s

Item 18 #1s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Legislative Department
Commission on Unemployment Compensation FY2023 $100,000 FY2024 $0 GF

Page 15, line 26, strike "$6,019" and insert "$106,019".

Page 15, after line 32, insert:

"The Commission on Unemployment Compensation shall convene an advisory committee on unemployment compensation benefits composed of an employer representative, an employee representative, a labor economist, a finance expert, a labor law expert, and any other stakeholders or subject matter experts deemed appropriate by the Commission for the following purposes: (i) to review unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, replacement ratios, and recipiency rates; (ii) to identify factors that affect UI benefits and recipiency, such as design of UI benefit calculations or UI eligibility criteria; (iii) to assess the advantages and disadvantages of potential changes to benefits; and (iv) to recommend options to the Commission to change benefit levels when needed. This advisory committee shall be established by December 1, 2022 and issue any recommendations to the Commission by June 30, 2023."


(This amendment provides $100,000 GF the first year to support the convening of an advisory committee on unemployment compensation benefits to the Commission on Unemployment Compensation. This implements a recommendation from the 2021 report Performance and Operations of the Virginia Employment System by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.)