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Senate Bill 1606

Senate Bill sb1606

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 1606

    By the Committee on Military and Veterans' Affairs, Base
    Protection, and Spaceports; and Senators Fasano, Clary, Crist,
    Siplin, Lynn, Wasserman Schultz and Haridopolos



    301-1206-04

  1                      A bill to be entitled

  2         An act relating to unemployment compensation

  3         for spouses of members of the military;

  4         amending s. 443.101, F.S.; providing

  5         eligibility for unemployment compensation

  6         benefits for the spouses of a member of the

  7         military under certain circumstances; providing

  8         an effective date.

  9  

10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

11  

12         Section 1.  Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section

13  443.101, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

14         443.101  Disqualification for benefits.--An individual

15  shall be disqualified for benefits:

16         (1)(a)  For the week in which he or she has voluntarily

17  left his or her work without good cause attributable to his or

18  her employing unit or in which the individual has been

19  discharged by his or her employing unit for misconduct

20  connected with his or her work, based on a finding by the

21  Agency for Workforce Innovation. As used in this paragraph,

22  the term "work" means any work, whether full-time, part-time,

23  or temporary.

24         1.  Disqualification for voluntarily quitting continues

25  for the full period of unemployment next ensuing after he or

26  she has left his or her full-time, part-time, or temporary

27  work voluntarily without good cause and until the individual

28  has earned income equal to or in excess of 17 times his or her

29  weekly benefit amount. As used in this subsection, the term

30  "good cause" includes only that cause attributable to the

31  employing unit or which consists of illness or disability of

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    Florida Senate - 2004                                  SB 1606
    301-1206-04




 1  the individual requiring separation from his or her work. Any

 2  other disqualification may not be imposed. An individual is

 3  not disqualified under this subsection for voluntarily leaving

 4  work to relocate as a result of his or her military-connected

 5  spouse's permanent change of station orders, activation

 6  orders, or unit deployment orders. An individual is not

 7  disqualified under this subsection for voluntarily leaving

 8  temporary work to return immediately when called to work by

 9  the permanent employing unit that temporarily terminated his

10  or her work within the previous 6 calendar months.

11         2.  Disqualification for being discharged for

12  misconduct connected with his or her work continues for the

13  full period of unemployment next ensuing after having been

14  discharged and until the individual has become reemployed and

15  has earned income of at least 17 times his or her weekly

16  benefit amount and for not more than 52 weeks that immediately

17  follow that week, as determined by the Agency for Workforce

18  Innovation in each case according to the circumstances in each

19  case or the seriousness of the misconduct, under the agency's

20  rules adopted for determinations of disqualification for

21  benefits for misconduct.

22         Section 2.  This act shall take effect upon becoming a

23  law.

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26                          SENATE SUMMARY

27    Provides that a person is not disqualified for
      unemployment compensation benefits who voluntarily leaves
28    employment due to relocation as a result of his or her
      spouse's military orders.
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