AB 2847

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly Feb 18, 2022
  • Passed Assembly May 26, 2022
  • Senate
  • Governor

Unemployment: Excluded Workers Pilot Program.

Abstract

(1) Existing law authorizes the payment of unemployment compensation benefits and requires that they be made in accordance with regulations of the Director of Employment Development. Existing law generally requires the Employment Development Department to promptly pay benefits if claimants are eligible or to promptly deny benefits if they are ineligible. Existing law prohibits payment of unemployment compensation benefits for services performed by a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States, unless that person is an individual who was lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time the services were performed, was lawfully present for purposes of performing the services, or was permanently residing in the United States under color of law at the time the services were performed, as specified. This bill would establish, until January 1, 2026, the Excluded Workers Pilot Program, to be administered by the Employment Development Department upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purpose of providing income assistance to excluded workers who are not eligible for the existing state or federal benefits administered by the Employment Development Department and who are unemployed. The bill would make individuals eligible to receive $300 per week for each week of unemployment, if the Director of Employment Development makes certain findings, as defined and specified. The bill would require the department to promulgate regulations to implement the program, including regulations providing for an application process, as specified. The bill would prohibit the department from requesting or compelling certain information from individuals in connection with administering the program and would prohibit the department from retaining specified documents for longer than necessary to administer benefits. The bill would also prohibit, except as specified, disclosures of personal information, as defined. The bill would require the department, on or before July 1, 2025, to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislature that makes recommendations for establishing a permanent unemployment insurance benefit program for workers excluded from the unemployment insurance system based on their immigration status, as specified. (2) Existing constitutional provisions require that a statute that limits the right of access to the meetings of public bodies or the writings of public officials and agencies be adopted with findings demonstrating the interest protected by the limitation and the need for protecting that interest. This bill would make legislative findings to that effect.

Bill Sponsors (14)

Votes


Actions


Aug 02, 2022

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jun 29, 2022

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 9. Noes 1.) (June 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 23, 2022

Senate

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

  • Amendment-Introduction
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 4. Noes 0.) (June 22). Re-referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Jun 08, 2022

Senate

Referred to Coms. on L., P.E. & R. and JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on L., P.E. & R. and JUD.

May 27, 2022

Senate

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

May 26, 2022

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 56. Noes 18.)

May 23, 2022

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 19, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 4.) (May 19).

May 11, 2022

Assembly

In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Apr 25, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Apr 21, 2022

Assembly

Read second time and amended.

Apr 20, 2022

Assembly

From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 11. Noes 2.) (April 20).

Apr 19, 2022

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on INS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on INS.

Apr 18, 2022

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on INS. Read second time and amended.

Mar 31, 2022

Assembly

Referred to Coms. on INS. and REV. & TAX.

  • Referral-Committee
Coms. on INS. and REV. & TAX.

Feb 19, 2022

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.

Feb 18, 2022

Assembly

Introduced. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB2847 HTML
02/18/22 - Introduced PDF
04/18/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/21/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
05/19/22 - Amended Assembly PDF
06/23/22 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/19/22- Assembly Insurance PDF
05/10/22- Assembly Appropriations PDF
05/24/22- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF
06/21/22- Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment and Retirement PDF
06/24/22- Senate Judiciary PDF
07/29/22- Senate Appropriations PDF

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