AB 103

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Apr 11, 2019
  • Passed Senate Jun 25, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jun 29, 2020

Unemployment compensation benefits: COVID-19.

Abstract

Existing law provides for the payment of unemployment compensation benefits to eligible persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own through a federal-state unemployment insurance program administered by the Employment Development Department. Unemployment compensation benefits are paid from the Unemployment Fund, which is continuously appropriated for this purpose. Under existing law, unemployment compensation benefits are based on wages paid in a base period that is calculated according to the month within which the benefit year begins. Existing law requires the Director of Employment Development to maintain a separate reserve account for each employer, and to charge unemployment compensation benefits paid to an unemployed individual during any benefit year against the reserve account of that individual's employer during the individual's base period. This bill, for the duration of all federal unemployment benefit programs specifically created to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, would prohibit unemployment compensation benefits paid to an unemployed individual from being charged against the reserve account of a tax-rated employer, unless the employer or an agent of the employer was at fault, as prescribed. Under the bill, this prohibition would become inoperative on January 1, 2021, unless the Director of Employment Development makes a specified determination. Existing law provides for the payment of temporary federal-state emergency unemployment compensation benefits authorized under specified federal law to eligible individuals in this state for weeks of unemployment beginning on or after February 1, 2009, and continuing until the week ending 4 weeks prior to the last week for which 100% federal sharing is authorized under the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, except as provided, if specified economic indicators trigger the payment of those benefits. This bill would provide for the payment of temporary federal-state emergency unemployment compensation benefits to eligible individuals in this state for weeks of unemployment beginning on or after March 18, 2020, and continuing until the week ending 4 weeks prior to the last week for which 100% federal sharing is authorized by the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act or for weeks of unemployment ending 4 weeks prior to the last week for which Congress, pursuant to any future amendment of the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970, has authorized 100% federal sharing, except as provided, if specified economic indicators trigger the payment of those benefits. The bill would make related changes. Because the bill would provide for the payment of additional amounts from the Unemployment Fund, a continuously appropriated special fund, it would make an appropriation. This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as a bill providing for appropriations related to the Budget Bill.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Committee on Budget

     
Author

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Jun 29, 2020

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 22, Statutes of 2020.

Jun 26, 2020

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 6:30 p.m.

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 75. Noes 0.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 58. Noes 16.)

Jun 25, 2020

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0.).

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after June 27 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

Jun 24, 2020

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.) (June 24).

Jun 22, 2020

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
Com. on B. & F.R.

Jun 26, 2019

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.R.

Jun 24, 2019

Senate

Ordered to third reading.

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (June 24).

Jun 20, 2019

Senate

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on B. & F.R.

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
Com. on B. & F.R.

Jun 17, 2019

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 12, 2019

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Jun 10, 2019

Senate

In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 24, 2019

Senate

Referred to Com. on B. & F.R.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on B. & F.R.

Apr 11, 2019

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 54. Noes 13. Page 1179.)

Apr 08, 2019

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 04, 2019

Assembly

Assembly Rule 96 suspended. (Ayes 53. Noes 15. Page 1032.)

Assembly

Ordered to second reading.

Assembly

Withdrawn from committee.

Jan 24, 2019

Assembly

Referred to Com. on BUDGET.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on BUDGET.

Dec 04, 2018

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee January 3.

Dec 03, 2018

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
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12/03/18 - Introduced PDF
06/20/19 - Amended Senate PDF
06/22/20 - Amended Senate PDF
06/26/20 - Enrolled PDF
06/29/20 - Chaptered PDF

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