STAND. COM. REP. NO. 30

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                  

 

RE:    S.B. No. 1568

       S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Colleen Hanabusa

President of the Senate

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Labor, to which was referred S.B. No. 1568 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this short form bill is to amend the law relating to unemployment insurance.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by inserting language to allow the following persons to receive unemployment benefits:

 

     (1)  An individual for whom a majority of the weeks of work in the individual's base period includes part-time work and who is seeking only part-time work.  Under existing law, such an individual would be ineligible to receive unemployment benefits under requirements for availability for work, active search for work, or refusal to accept work; and

 

     (2)  An individual who is separated from employment for a compelling family reason.

 

     Prior to amending this measure, a proposed S.D. 1 was prepared and made available for public review.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1568, as amended herein, and recommends that it be recommitted to the Committee on Labor, in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1568, S.D. 1, for further consideration.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor,

 

 

 

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DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair