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Senate Roll Call 396 on
2020 Senate Bill 886: Coronavirus epidemic response bills – expanded unemployment benefits

To suspend through the end of 2020 various limits, restrictions and requirements related to collecting state unemployment insurance benefits for layoffs related to the epidemic. Among other things benefits would be payable for up to 26 weeks instead of 20 weeks; benefit payments would not be assessed against an employer’s unemployment insurance account; workers would not have to seek another job while collecting benefits; “work-sharing” plans would be allowed; eligibility restrictions would be eased and more. The bill also clarifies that individuals who are independent contractors were eligible for benefits as of March 15, 2020. The bill is "tie-barred" to other bills extending epidemic-related liability protections to employers and other institutions, meaning it cannot become law unless they also become law.

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IN FAVOR

SENATE DEMOCRATS

Alexander (D)Ananich (D)Bayer (D)Brinks (D)Bullock (D)
Chang (D)Geiss (D)Hertel (D)Hollier (D)Irwin (D)
McCann (D)McMorrow (D)Moss (D)Polehanki (D)Santana (D)
Wojno (D)    

SENATE REPUBLICANS

Barrett (R)Bizon (R)Bumstead (R)Daley (R)Horn (R)
Johnson (R)LaSata (R)Lauwers (R)Lucido (R)MacDonald (R)
MacGregor (R)McBroom (R)Nesbitt (R)Outman (R)Runestad (R)
Schmidt (R)Shirkey (R)Stamas (R)Theis (R)VanderWall (R)
Victory (R)Zorn (R)   


AGAINST

SENATE DEMOCRATS
none

SENATE REPUBLICANS
none


SENATE LEGISLATORS ORDERED BY NAME

Y    Alexander (D-5)Y    Ananich (D-27)Y    Barrett (R-24)Y    Bayer (D-12)
Y    Bizon (R-19)Y    Brinks (D-29)Y    Bullock (D-4)Y    Bumstead (R-34)
Y    Chang (D-1)Y    Daley (R-31)Y    Geiss (D-6)Y    Hertel (D-23)
Y    Hollier (D-2)Y    Horn (R-32)Y    Irwin (D-18)Y    Johnson (R-14)
Y    LaSata (R-21)Y    Lauwers (R-25)Y    Lucido (R-8)Y    MacDonald (R-10)
Y    MacGregor (R-28)Y    McBroom (R-38)Y    McCann (D-20)Y    McMorrow (D-13)
Y    Moss (D-11)Y    Nesbitt (R-26)Y    Outman (R-33)Y    Polehanki (D-7)
Y    Runestad (R-15)Y    Santana (D-3)Y    Schmidt (R-37)Y    Shirkey (R-16)
Y    Stamas (R-36)Y    Theis (R-22)Y    VanderWall (R-35)Y    Victory (R-30)
Y    Wojno (D-9)Y    Zorn (R-17)  


Senate Roll Call 396 on 2020 Senate Bill 886