2008 Regular Session


File Code: Unemployment Insurance Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 627
Sponsored By:
Senators Kelley, Conway, Dyson, Exum, Forehand, Gladden, Jones, Madaleno, Muse, Pinsky, Pugh, and Raskin
Unemployment Insurance - Eligibility - Part-Time Work


Authorizing that an individual who is only able to work part-time be deemed eligible for specified benefits under specified circumstances; clarifying that the Secretary of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation may not use the disability of a qualified individual with a disability in finding that an individual is not available for work, actively seeking work, or eligible for benefits under the Act; providing that a part- time worker is not considered to be unemployed under specified circumstances; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Finance
Hearing 2/19 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Finance
Favorable with Amendments
Laid Over (Senator Edwards) Adopted
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Floor Amendment (Senator Edwards) Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Special Order 3/13 (Senator Harris) Adopted
Third Reading Failed (23-21)
Motion Reconsider Third Reading (Senator Kelley)
Special Order 3/18 (Senator Kelley) Adopted (24-20)
Motion Reconsider Third Reading Failed (Senator Kelley) Adopted (27-20)
Third Reading Passed (25-22)
House Action
First Reading Economic Matters
Hearing 3/25 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Senator Delores G. Kelley, District 10
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Roy P. Dyson, District 29
Senator Nathaniel Exum, District 24
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Lisa A. Gladden, District 41
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator C. Anthony Muse, District 26
Senator Paul G. Pinsky, District 22
Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Disabilities -see also- Blind; Deaf; Developmental
Insurance -see also- Health Ins; MAIF; Motor Vehicle Ins
Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Department of
Local Government Mandates
Rules and Regulations
Small Business
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Labor and Employment
( 8-101 , 8-101 , 8-101 , 8-101 , 8-101 , 8-101 , 8-101 , 8-801 , 8-903 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 717979/01     Offered on: March 10, 2008   at: 8:39 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 943124/02     Offered on: March 10, 2008   at: 8:40 p.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 13, 2008: Third Reading Failed (23-21)
March 13, 2008: Motion Special Order until 3/18 (Kelley) Adopted (24-20)
March 18, 2008: Motion Reconsider Third Reading Failed (Kelley) Adopted (27-20)
March 18, 2008: Third Reading Passed (25-22)