HB 1244

  • Indiana House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • Passed House Feb 03, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 03, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Mar 18, 2020

Unemployment hearings and appeals.


Provides that, in unemployment appeals, the proceedings before an administrative law judge are de novo. Provides that an administrative law judge, review board member, or other individual who adjudicates claims can consider as evidence and include in the record those records of the department of workforce development (department) that are material to the issues being considered in the hearing if the records are made available to the interested parties prior to the hearing through (1) the United States mail or (2) the department's electronic portal. Removes the provision that provides that the department shall define the term "effort to secure full-time work". Provides that an individual has made an effort to secure full-time work with respect to any week in which the individual has completed certain activities directed by the department and affirmed that the individual has made an effort to secure full-time work. Requires the department, not later than December 31, 2021, to adopt rules to define (1) the acceptable types of work search activities, (2) the number of work search activities required to be completed in any week, (3) the requirements for producing documentation, and (4) the requirement to apply to, and accept if offered, suitable jobs referred by the department. Provides that 646 IAC 5-9-3 is void and directs the publisher of the Indiana Administrative Code and the Indiana Register to remove the section from the Indiana Administrative Code.

Bill Sponsors (5)



Mar 30, 2020


Public Law 119

Mar 18, 2020

Office of the Governor

Signed by the Governor


Signed by the President of the Senate

Mar 12, 2020


Signed by the President Pro Tempore

Mar 10, 2020


Signed by the Speaker

Mar 05, 2020


House concurred in Senate amendments; Roll Call 323: yeas 87, nays 0

Mar 04, 2020


Returned to the House with amendments


Motion to concur filed

Mar 03, 2020


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 303: yeas 50, nays 0

Mar 02, 2020


Second reading: amended, ordered engrossed


Amendment #2 (Boots) prevailed; voice vote


Amendment #4 (Boots) prevailed; voice vote


Senator Perfect added as second sponsor


Senator Randolph added as cosponsor

Feb 27, 2020


Committee report: amend do pass, adopted

Feb 17, 2020


First reading: referred to Committee on Pensions and Labor

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
pensions and labor

Feb 04, 2020


Referred to the Senate

Feb 03, 2020


Third reading: passed; Roll Call 166: yeas 89, nays 0


Senate sponsor: Senator Boots

Jan 30, 2020


Second reading: ordered engrossed

Jan 28, 2020


Committee report: do pass, adopted

Jan 13, 2020


First reading: referred to Committee on Employment, Labor and Pensions

  • Reading-1
  • Referral-Committee
employment, labor and pensions


Coauthored by Representative Leonard


Authored by Representative Vermilion

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Introduced House Bill (H) PDF
House Bill (S) PDF
House Bill (S) PDF
Engrossed House Bill (H) PDF
Enrolled House Bill (H) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note: HB1244.05.ENRS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1244.04.ENGS.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1244.04.ENGS.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1244.03.COMS.FN001 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1244.03.COMS.AMS001 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1244.03.COMS.AMS003 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1244.03.COMS.AMS002 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1244.03.COMS.AMS004 PDF
Committee Report: HB1244.02.COMH.CRS001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1244.02.COMH.FN001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1244.02.COMH.FN002 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1244.02.COMH.FN003 PDF
Floor Amendment: HB1244.02.COMH.AMH001 PDF
Committee Amendment: HB1244.02.COMH.AMS01 PDF
Committee Report: HB1244.01.INTR.CRH001 PDF
Fiscal Note: HB1244.01.INTR.FN001 PDF


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