H.R.5587 - To extend the program under which temporary extended unemployment compensation is provided, and for other purposes.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] (Introduced 10/09/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/09/2002 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 5587 Introduced in House (IH)] 107th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5587 To extend the program under which temporary extended unemployment compensation is provided, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES October 9, 2002 Mr. English (for himself, Mr. Weller, Ms. Hart, Mr. Herger, Ms. Dunn of Washington, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Shuster, Mr. Pickering, Mr. Walden, Mr. Ehrlich, and Mr. Foley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To extend the program under which temporary extended unemployment compensation is provided, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TEMPORARY CONTINUATION OF TEUCA BENEFITS. (a) In General.--Title II of the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-147; 116 Stat. 26) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``SEC. 210. EXTENSION OF PROGRAM IN HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT STATES. ``(a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 208(2), an agreement entered into under this title shall apply to weeks of unemployment beginning after December 28, 2002, and ending before April 1, 2003, but only as provided in this section and section 211. ``(b) New Account.--If, at any time during the period described in subsection (a), an individual's State is in an extended benefit period (as determined under section 203(c)(2)), and such individual meets the requirements of section 202(b)-(c), such State shall establish an account under this section for such individual (to be available beginning with the individual's first week of unemployment within such period as to which both of those conditions are met) in an amount equal to the amount determined in accordance with section 203(b). ``(c) Eligibility for Payments.--In the case of an individual for whom an account is established under subsection (b)-- ``(1) temporary extended unemployment compensation shall be payable for any week of unemployment described in subsection (a) for which such individual would qualify if the criteria in effect for the week ending on December 28, 2002, were applied (and section 202(d)(3) were disregarded); and ``(2) any temporary extended unemployment compensation payable to an individual under this section shall be payable only out of the account established for such individual under subsection (b). ``(d) Ineligible Individuals.--Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, no account under subsection (b) shall be established for the benefit of an individual for whom an account was established under section 203, if-- ``(1) such account was at any time augmented in the manner described in section 203(c); and ``(2) such account (as so augmented)-- ``(A) was exhausted before December 29, 2002; or ``(B) remains available, for weeks beginning on or after December 29, 2002, by virtue of section 211. ``SEC. 211. PHASE-OUT PROVISIONS. ``(a) In General.--In the case of an individual who is receiving temporary extended unemployment compensation for a week of unemployment ending on December 28, 2002, the provisions of this title and of any agreement then in effect shall be applied in a manner such that any amounts remaining in an account established for such individual under section 203 as of that date shall continue to remain available to the same extent and in the same manner as if section 208(2) had been amended by striking `January 1' and inserting `April 1'. ``(b) Coordination Provision.--After any amounts (in an account established under section 203) remaining available for the benefit of an individual by virtue of subsection (a) are exhausted, section 210 shall apply to such individual in accordance with its terms. ``(c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this title shall be considered to permit or require the payment of any amount, out of an account established under section 203 or 210, for any week of unemployment ending after March 31, 2003.''. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents for such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 209 the following: ``210. Extension of program in high unemployment States. ``211. Phase-out provisions.''. <all>