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2013 House Bill 4953: Unemployment insurance reform package

Public Act 144 of 2013

  1. Introduced by Rep. Ken Goike (R) on September 4, 2013, to potentially increase the unemployment payroll tax on an employer who fails to provide a timely notice to the state unemployment agency that a person has been fired, not laid off, and so is not eligible for benefits. This is a companion to House Bill 4950.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on September 4, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on September 18, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  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 substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on October 17, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on October 17, 2013.
  4. Passed 35 to 3 in the Senate on October 17, 2013, to potentially increase the unemployment payroll tax on an employer who fails to provide a timely notice to the state unemployment agency that a person has been fired, not laid off, and so is not eligible for benefits. This is a companion to House Bill 4950.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on October 17, 2013.
  6. Passed 105 to 3 in the House on October 22, 2013, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

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

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