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

Public Act 241 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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
Passed 105 to 3 in the House on October 29, 2013 (same description)
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.
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.
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
Passed 105 to 5 in the House on June 10, 2014 (same description)
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.
Received in the Senate on June 11, 2014
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on June 11, 2014
Passed 34 to 4 in the Senate on June 12, 2014 (same description)
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.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 24, 2014

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