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CS/HB 7027: Unemployment Compensation

GENERAL BILL by Economic Affairs Committee ; Business and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee ; Holder ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Campbell ; Plakon

Unemployment Compensation; Revises provisions to rename "unemployment compensation" as "reemployment assistance"; renames Unemployment Appeals Commission as Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission; defines "reemployment assistance"; specifies what constitutes prima facie evidence that person claimed & received reemployment assistance from state through transaction history & payment; provides scoring requirements relating to initial skills reviews; provides for workforce training for certain eligible claimants; provides reporting requirements; provides work search requirements for certain claimants; clarifies how disqualification for benefits for fraud is imposed; revives, readopts, & amends provisions relating to temporary extended benefits; provides for retroactive application; provides for applicability relating to extended benefits for certain weeks & for periods of high unemployment; creates work group to study Florida's reemployment assistance contribution calculation & provide recommendations; provides that act fulfills important state interest. APPROPRIATION: $894,694.00

Effective Date: 7/1/2012
Last Action: 3/28/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-30, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7041 (Ch. 2012-96)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/3/2012 House • Filed
1/4/2012 House • Referred to Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 160
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 159
1/17/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Economic Affairs Committee, 01/19/12, 8:30 am, Reed Hall
1/19/2012 House • CS by- Economic Affairs Committee; YEAS 15 NAYS 0 -HJ 263
1/24/2012 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.19(c)
• CS by Economic Affairs Committee read 1st time -HJ 260
1/25/2012 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 281
1/30/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/02/12
2/2/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 439
• Amendment(s) adopted (137217) -HJ 439
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/3/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 474
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 475
2/8/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 863
• Referred to Commerce and Tourism; Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations; Budget -SJ 863
3/8/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Commerce and Tourism; Budget Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development Appropriations; Budget -SJ 1007
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 1007
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 1416 -SJ 1008
• Read 2nd time -SJ 1008
• Amendment(s) adopted (639620) -SJ 1008
• Read 3rd time -SJ 1035
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 39 NAYS 1 -SJ 1035
3/8/2012 House • In returning messages
• Was taken up -HJ 1206
• Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (639620) -HJ 1207
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 108 NAYS 11 -HJ 1234
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 1234
3/23/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
3/28/2012 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2012-30, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 7041 (Ch. 2012-96)