2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: McPike
VEC: JLARC Policy Option #3 (language only)

Item 370 #6s

Item 370 #6s

Virginia Employment Commission


Page 401, after line 13, insert:

I. The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) shall (i) review U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) guidance and model legislation regarding redesigned work search requirements, (ii) evaluate the potential impacts that adopting DOL's guidance would have on incorrect payments and other aspects of VEC's work (e.g., reemployment), and (iii) propose changes to the state's work search policies as needed. VEC shall report the results of this review and any proposed legislative changes to the House Committee on Commerce and Energy, the Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor, the Commission on Unemployment Compensation, and the Governor by February 1, 2023. The VEC shall also publish these results, and subsequent updates, on its website."


(This amendment directs the Virginia Employment Commission to review federal Department of Labor guidance for any changes that may be needed, consistent with Policy Option 3 of the JLARC Report, "Operations and Performance of the Virginia Employment Commission," from November 2021.)