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2012 Senate Bill 1198: Authorize unemployment benefits while earning self-employment money
Introduced by Sen. Vincent Gregory D-Southfield on July 18, 2012
To exempt individuals eligible for government unemployment insurance benefits from the duty to seek and accept employment if the person participates in government-approved “self-employment assistance activities,” including “entrepreneurial training, business counseling, and technical assistance . . . for the purpose of establishing a business and becoming self-employed.” The bill would also allow a person to earn self-employment income and still collect unemployment benefits.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on July 18, 2012