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2013 House Bill 4950: Unemployment insurance reform package

Public Act 142 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on September 4, 2013, to potentially increase the unemployment insurance assessments (payroll tax) on an employer who fails to provide a timely notice to the state unemployment agency that a person has been fired rather than laid off, and so is not eligible for benefits.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on September 4, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on September 18, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 25, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 25, 2013.
  2. Passed 103 to 3 in the House on September 26, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on October 1, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on October 1, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on October 17, 2013, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on October 17, 2013, to potentially increase the unemployment insurance assessments (payroll tax) on an employer who fails to provide a timely notice to the state unemployment agency that a person has been fired rather than laid off, and so is not eligible for benefits.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 29, 2013.

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