H.R. 1530: Opportunity Kindling New Options for Career and Knowledge Seekers Act

Apr 12, 2013
Referred to Committee on Apr 12, 2013
1% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Apr 12, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Rodney Davis
Representative for Illinois's 13th congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 12, 2013
4 pages
Full Title

To ensure that individuals who are in an authorized job training program or completing work for a degree or certificate remain eligible for regular unemployment compensation.


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3% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Opportunity Kindling New Options for Career and Knowledge Seekers Act or Opportunity KNOCKS Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code and the Federal Unemployment Tax Act to deem approved by the Secretary of Labor any state laws that provide unemployment compensation to an individual for any week while in training, including:
(1) any program on a state's eligible training provider list developed under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, or
(2) any coursework necessary to attain a recognized postsecondary credential if that individual is likely to exhaust his or her regular unemployment compensation.
Defines "recognized postsecondary credential" as a credential consisting of an industry-recognized certificate, a certificate of completion of an apprenticeship, or an associate or baccalaureate degree.
Amends the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970 and the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 to authorize a state unemployment compensation agency to elect to approve job training or educational programs for purposes of an individual receiving extended or emergency unemployment compensation while in training.

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