SB 20-207

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jun 08, 2020
  • Passed Senate Jun 08, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 12, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 14, 2020

Unemployment Insurance

Abstract

Beginning in calendar year 2021 and each year thereafter, the act increases the amount of wages paid to an individual employee during a calendar year on which the employer of that employee is required to pay premiums to the unemployment compensation fund (fund). The act exempts payment for services to an election judge, up to the maximum amount permissible by federal law, for the purposes of calculating total unemployment compensation benefits. Current law requires the weekly total and partial unemployment benefit amounts to be reduced by the amount of an individual's wages that exceeds 25% of the weekly benefit amount. For the next 2 calendar years only, the act changes the deduction amount to the amount of an individual's wages that exceeds 50% of the weekly benefit amount. When determining whether an individual qualifies for unemployment insurance, the act directs the division of unemployment insurance (division) in the department of labor and employment (department) to consider whether the individual has separated from employment or has refused to accept new employment because: The employer requires the individual to work in an environment that is not in compliance with: Federal centers for disease control and prevention guidelines applicable to the employer's business and workplace at the time of the determination; state and federal laws, rules, and regulations concerning disease mitigation and workplace safety; or an executive order issued by the governor, or a public health order issued by the department of public health and environment or a local government, requiring the employer to close the business or modify the operation of the business; The individual is the primary caretaker of a child enrolled in a school that is closed due to a public health emergency or of a family member or household member who is quarantined due to an illness during a public health emergency; or The employee is immunocompromised and more susceptible to illness during a public health emergency. The act changes the time period that an interested party has to respond to a notice of claim received by the division concerning unemployment benefits from 12 calendar days to 7 calendar days. Current law authorizes the division to approve a work share plan submitted by an employer if the employee's normal weekly work hours have been reduced by at least 10% but not more than 40%. The act changes the amount that hours may be reduced to an amount consistent with rules adopted by the division and federal law. The act removes the cap on the amount of money that can be paid into and remain in the employment support fund. The act prohibits the division from assessing a solvency surcharge for the fund on employers for the calendar years 2021 and 2022. The act requires the state treasurer to transfer any unexpended federal funds received by the state from the federal "CARES Act" to the fund prior to the close of business on December 30, 2022. The act requires the office of future of work in the department to study unemployment assistance as part of a study on the modernization of worker benefits and protections and report its findings to the governor and the general assembly. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (4)

Votes


Actions


Jul 14, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 29, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 22, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 13, 2020

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Jun 12, 2020

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 11, 2020

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Jun 10, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Floor

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Jun 09, 2020

House

House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Jun 08, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations

  • Introduction
Appropriations Finance

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 06, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Jun 02, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

May 26, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction
Finance

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (07/14/2020) PDF
Final Act (06/29/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/12/2020) PDF
Revised (06/10/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (06/08/2020) PDF
Engrossed (06/06/2020) PDF
Introduced (05/26/2020) PDF
PA1 (06/03/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (06/06/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (06/09/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (05/29/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/05/2020) PDF

Sources

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