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2013 House Bill 4958: Prohibit unemployment benefits for legal aliens on work visa

Public Act 241 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on September 4, 2013, to establish that legal aliens with a work visa are not eligible for Michigan unemployment benefits. Under current law this ineligibility applies to agricultural work, and the bill would expand it to include non-agricultural work. This would mean that their employers wouldn't have to pay the state unemployment tax ("assessment") imposed on these workers' wages.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on September 4, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 16, 2013, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on October 22, 2013. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on October 22, 2013.
  2. Passed 105 to 3 in the House on October 29, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on October 30, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on October 30, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 6, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Received in the House on June 5, 2014.
    • Motion by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on June 5, 2014, to waive a rule related to a member's right to ask for a reconsideration vote. The motion passed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2014.
    • Moved to reconsider by Rep. Jim Stamas (R) on June 5, 2014, to reconsider the vote by which the House passed the bill. The motion prevailed. Passed by voice vote in the House on June 5, 2014.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Frank Foster (R) on June 10, 2014, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 10, 2014.
  5. Passed 105 to 5 in the House on June 10, 2014, to establish that legal aliens with a work visa are not eligible for Michigan unemployment benefits. Under current law this ineligibility applies to agricultural work, and the bill would expand it to include non-agricultural work. This would mean that their employers wouldn't have to pay the state unemployment tax ("assessment") imposed on these workers' wages.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Received in the Senate on June 11, 2014.
    • Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on June 11, 2014.
  7. Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on June 12, 2014, to establish that legal aliens with a work visa are not eligible for Michigan unemployment benefits. Under current law this ineligibility applies to agricultural work, and the bill would expand it to include non-agricultural work. This would mean that their employers wouldn't have to pay the state unemployment tax ("assessment") imposed on these workers' wages.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  8. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 24, 2014.

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