SB 1088 Unemployment insurance; alternative base period.
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Unemployment insurance; alternative base period. Provides an alternative base period for individuals who do not have enough qualifying weeks or wages in the base period to qualify for unemployment benefits. Presently, the base period is defined as the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the individual's benefit year. The benefit year is the 52 consecutive weeks beginning with the first day of the week in which an individual files a new valid claim for unemployment benefits (53 weeks if filing a new claim for unemployment would result in overlapping any quarter of the base period of a previously filed new claim). This bill allows the claimant to designate his base period as the "alternative" base period, which determines eligibility for unemployment compensation based on the last four completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the benefit year. If the claimant still does not qualify for unemployment benefits due to a lack of qualifying weeks or wages, the alternative base period permits a claimant to use the last three completed quarters immediately preceding his benefit year and, of the calendar quarter in which the benefit year commences, the portion of the quarter which occurs before the commencing of the benefit year.

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01/20/97  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 973644717  pdf

01/20/97  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 973644717
01/20/97  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/28/97  Senate: Assigned to C. & L. sub-committee: #4
02/04/97  Senate: Left in Commerce and Labor