Unemployment Insurance Bill Documents

Posted January 30, 2013

— At the end of the House session on Wednesday, Rep. Paul Luebke, D-Durham, noted that the bill remaking the state's unemployment insurance system is due to be in committee on Thursday. He also noted that the bill is more than 70 pages long. While that's not exactly "War and Peace," it's a bit of a slog by legislative standards, especially when the topic is so complex.  

"Would you consider giving us members time to read the bill," Luebke asked Rep. Julia Howard, R-Craven. The meeting could be postponed, he suggested. 

Howard said no, that the basics of the bill have been in the public domain for months. 

"The bill has been out there since November," she said. 

Still, Howard did agree to circulate to members of the committee materials helping to explain the bill, HB 4: UI Fund Solvency & Program Changes. A friendly member of the committee forwarded them on to @NCCapitol and we're passing them on to you: 

Bills can change as they move through the process. And if the committee makes tweaks to this bill, some of these materials may no longer apply. But they certainly give you a good foundation for understanding the measure. 


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  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Feb 1, 2013

    littleriver69 - "$350 free money is enough. Better than nothing!"

    It's not free money. It's hard work applying for jobs nowadays because there are FOURTEEN MILLION LESS JOBS in the US than there were in 2006.

  • Terkel Jan 31, 2013

    crouch, I misread your post the first time, sorry. But I still don't want the govt interfering in private business decisions.

    There is, however, an SEC reg that says layoffs over a certain number must be reported to the SEC 60 days ahead of time. You may remember before the re-coronation, 0bama ordering the defense contractor who was going to lay off hundreds to keep its mouth shut anyway and violate that law. Don't worry, he added, I'll have the taxpayers pick up your attorneys' fees.

  • Terkel Jan 31, 2013

    crouch, are you suggesting the govt decide whether a business can close its own doors?

  • littleriver69 Jan 31, 2013

    $350 free money is enough. Better than nothing!

  • crouch1010 Jan 31, 2013

    Is there a bill out there that will prohibit employers that have more than 1,000 employees from laying off employees unless the company is under high risk of closing? Probably not.