H.R. 5618 (111th): Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010

Introduced:
Jun 28, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Passed House) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 1, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced
Jun 28, 2010
Failed in the House Under Suspension
Jun 29, 2010
Passed House
Jul 01, 2010
 
Sponsor
Jim McDermott
Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 14, 2010
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6556 (Related)
Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 17, 2010

S. 3990 (Related)
Emergency Unemployment Benefits Extension Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 30, 2010

 
Full Title

To continue Federal unemployment programs.

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Jun 29, 2010 3:15 p.m.
Failed 261/155
Jul 01, 2010 3:27 p.m.
Passed 270/153

Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

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House Ways and Means

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7/1/2010--Passed House amended.
Restoration of Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2010 -
Section2 -
Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 with respect to the state-established individual emergency unemployment compensation account (EUCA). Extends the final date for entering a federal-state agreement under the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program through November 30, 2010. Postpones the termination of the program until April 30, 2011.
Amends the Assistance for Unemployed Workers and Struggling Families Act to extend until December 1, 2010, requirements that federal payments to states cover 100% of EUC.
Amends the Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2008 to exempt weeks of unemployment between enactment of this Act and April 30, 2011, from the prohibition in the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970 against federal matching payments to a state for the first week in an individual's eligibility period for which extended compensation or sharable regular compensation is paid if the state law provides for payment of regular compensation to an individual for his or her first week of otherwise compensable unemployment.
(Thus allows temporary federal matching for the first week of extended benefits for states with no waiting period.)
Section3 -
Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to apply to claims for EUC payments the terms and conditions of state unemployment compensation law relating to availability of work, active search for work, and refusal to accept work.
Requires a state to determine whether an individual is to be paid EUC or regular compensation for a week of unemployment by using one of four specified methods if:
(1) an individual has been determined to be entitled to EUC for a benefit year;
(2) that benefit year has expired; and
(3) such individual has remaining entitlement to EUC for that benefit year, and would qualify for a new benefit year in which the weekly benefit amount of regular compensation is at least either $100 or 25% less than the individual's weekly benefit amount in such benefit year.
Section4 -
Declares that federal-state agreements under which the state agency makes EUC payments to certain individuals shall not apply (or shall cease to apply) with respect to a state whose method for computing regular compensation under such state's law has been modified in a manner that reduces the average weekly benefit amount of regular compensation payable on or after June 2, 2010, to less than the average weekly benefit amount of regular compensation otherwise payable under the state law as in effect on such date.
(Thus prohibits states from reducing regular compensation in order to be eligible for federal funds under the EUC program.)
Section5 -
Requires any state with an EUC agreement under the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to implement reasonable procedures to ensure that:
(1) EUC benefits are not provided to persons who appear on any current list of known or suspected terrorists provided to the state by any government agency;
(2) such benefits are not provided to individuals convicted of a sex offense against a minor; and
(3) the state is enforcing requirements under the Act to bar unauthorized aliens from receiving EUC under this Act.
Section6 -
Designates Sec. 2 and Sec. 3 as an emergency in the House of Representatives pursuant to the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 and in the Senate as an emergency requirement.

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