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SENATE BILL NO. 1125
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S1125.......................................by COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION - Adds to existing law to provide that, in
addition to any other benefits for which an unemployed individual is
eligible, the individual shall receive an additional ten dollars per week
for weeks in the months of December 2000 and January, February, March and
December 2001, if the individual was eligible to receive and lawfully
received benefits from the Employment Security Fund for one or more of the
weeks during those months; and to specify the purpose.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1125
BY COMMERCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW; AMENDING CHAPTER 13, TITLE 72, IDAHO
3 CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 72-1365A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE
4 ADDITIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO QUALIFYING INDIVIDUALS FOR CERTAIN
5 MONTHS; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY, PROVIDING A RETROACTIVE EFFECTIVE DATE AND
6 PROVIDING A SUNSET CLAUSE.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Chapter 13, Title 72, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
9 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
10 ignated as Section 72-1365A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
11 72-1365A. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR LIGHTS AND HEAT. (1) In addition to any
12 other benefits for which an unemployed individual is eligible, the individual
13 shall receive an additional ten dollars ($10.00) per week for weeks in the
14 months of December 2000, and January, February, March and December 2001, if
15 the individual was eligible to receive and lawfully received benefits from the
16 employment security fund for one (1) or more of the weeks during those months.
17 The purpose of this section is to help alleviate the increase of prices for
18 natural gas, fuel oil and electricity for heating purposes. The department is
19 hereby authorized to grant benefits retroactively to eligible individuals and
20 may utilize necessary forms and materials to accomplish the provisions of this
22 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
23 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
24 passage and approval, and retroactively to December 1, 2000. The provisions of
25 this act shall be null, void and of no force and effect on and after February
26 1, 2002.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This bill will provide one-time assistance to unemployed
workers to help pay for the extraordinary increases in utility
bills this winter. The measure will add $10 a week to an
unemployed worker s unemployment benefit solely for the months of
December, 2000, January, February, March and December, 2001. The
bill has an emergency clause to go into effect immediately and
retroactively to December,2000. The bill expires on February 1,
Funds for this bill will come from the employment security
fund, built by contributions from employers and employees.
According to the Idaho Department of Labor, the payments for the
five-month period will total $1,086,965. The DOL will incur
additional costs for administration of the extra benefits.
Name: Sen. Betsy Dunklin
Phone: 332 1351
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