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2013 Senate Bill 427: Revise unemployment insurance payroll tax detail
  1. Introduced by Sen. Howard Walker (R) on June 12, 2013, to not consider certain oil, gas and mineral extraction contract negotiators (“landmen”) who are independent contractors to be “employees” of an energy or mining company for purposes of assessing unemployment insurance payroll taxes.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on June 12, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 3, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 9, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 9, 2013.
  2. Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on October 15, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on October 15, 2013.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on October 15, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on February 19, 2014, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on August 27, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on December 10, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 16, 2014. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 16, 2014.
  4. Passed 109 to 0 in the House on December 18, 2014, to revise technical details of the exclusion of foreign work visa holders from state unemployment insurance.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 18, 2014.
  6. Passed 37 to 1 in the Senate on December 18, 2014, to revise technical details of the exclusion of foreign work visa holders from state unemployment insurance.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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