OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5438

AN ACT CONCERNING MAKING PERMANENT THE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR MILITARY SPOUSES.

SUMMARY:

This bill makes permanent the eligibility for unemployment compensation of military spouses who voluntarily leave their jobs to accompany a spouse required to relocate for active-duty service in the U. S. Armed Forces. Current law applies to spouses who leave their jobs between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2008

BACKGROUND

Related Bill

SB 47, reported by the Veterans' Committee, continues to June 30, 2014, from June 30, 2008, the eligibility for unemployment compensation of military spouses who voluntarily leave their jobs to accompany a spouse required to relocate for active-duty service in the U. S. Armed Forces.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Select Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Joint Favorable Change of Reference

Yea

10

Nay

0

(03/04/2008)

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

9

Nay

0

(03/11/2008)