HB 1280 Unemployment compensation; benefits disqualification.
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Summary:
Unemployment compensation; benefits disqualification. Disqualifies individuals from receiving unemployment compensation benefits on the grounds of employee misconduct where their employment termination results from failing workplace drug tests conducted as part of their employers' enforcement of workplace drug policies. The bill does, however, permit the Virginia Employment Commission to consider evidence of mitigating circumstances in determining whether disqualifying misconduct occurred. The bill also makes technical amendments concerning drug testing laboratory standards.

Full text:
01/26/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 989091272  pdf
02/06/98  House: Printed as engrossed 989091272-E  pdf
03/09/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1280ER)  pdf
04/09/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0241)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/26/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 989091272
01/26/98  House: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/02/98  House: Assigned to L. & C. sub-committee: 2
02/04/98  House: Reported from L. & C. with amendments (21-Y 2-N)
02/05/98  House: Read first time
02/06/98  House: Read second time
02/06/98  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/98  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/06/98  House: Printed as engrossed 989091272-E
02/09/98  House: Read third time and passed House (92-Y 5-N)
02/09/98  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 5-N)
02/09/98  House: Communicated to Senate
02/10/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/23/98  Senate: Reported from C. & L. with amendments (13-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/24/98  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/98  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/98  Senate: Read third time
02/25/98  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/25/98  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/98  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/98  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/98  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/98  House: Placed on Calendar
02/27/98  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/98  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
03/09/98  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1280ER)
03/16/98  House: Enrolled
03/16/98  House: Signed by Speaker
03/17/98  Senate: Signed by President
04/02/98  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 241 (effective 7/1/98)
04/09/98  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0241)