Text: H.R.1117 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one version of the bill.

Text available as:

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (02/08/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1117


To clarify that individuals excepted from furlough and paid unemployment compensation on the basis of Federal service during any lapse in appropriations occurring in fiscal year 2019 are deemed eligible for such compensation.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 8, 2019

Ms. Hill of California introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To clarify that individuals excepted from furlough and paid unemployment compensation on the basis of Federal service during any lapse in appropriations occurring in fiscal year 2019 are deemed eligible for such compensation.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Shutdown Fairness Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Clarification related to eligibility for unemployment compensation.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, beginning on December 22, 2018, any individual who is paid unemployment compensation by a State, on the basis of the individual’s Federal service (as defined in section 8501 or 8521 of title 5, United States Code), for a week during fiscal year 2019 during any part of which a lapse in appropriations is in effect with respect to which the individual is excepted from furlough shall be deemed to be totally separated from Federal service and eligible for unemployment compensation benefits under subchapter I of chapter 85 of title 5 of the United States Code for such week.

(b) Effective date.—This section shall apply with respect to weeks beginning on or after December 22, 2018.