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 Bill Status of HB2504  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  WAGE INSURANCE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
30 ILCS 105/5.878 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Wage Insurance Act. Establishes a wage insurance program to be administered by the Department of Employment Security. Provides that an individual is eligible for benefits if the individual is a claimant under the Unemployment Insurance Act at the time the individual obtains reemployment and is not employed by the employer from which the individual was last separated. Provides for benefits in an amount sufficient to pay the individual the difference between the wage the individual received at the time of separation from the employer by which the individual was employed immediately before becoming a claimant under the Unemployment Insurance Act and the wages received from reemployment. Imposes a 0.4% tax on payroll beginning January 1, 2018. Provides that claims may be made beginning July 1, 2018. Provides for recovery of erroneous payments, hearings, penalties, unpaid tax, rules, and other matters. Creates the Wage Insurance Fund, provides for the continuing appropriation from the Fund of amounts necessary for the purposes authorized by the Act, and amends the State Finance Act to include the Wage Insurance Fund as a special fund in the State treasury.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/7/2017HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  2/8/2017HouseFirst Reading
  2/8/2017HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/22/2017HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/14/2017HouseTo Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee
  3/31/2017HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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