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 Bill Status of HB0085  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  WAGE INSURANCE ACT

House Sponsors
Rep. Mary E. Flowers and Barbara Hernandez

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
5 ILCS 140/7.5
30 ILCS 105/5.935 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Wage Insurance Act. Requires the Department of Employment Security to establish a Wage Insurance Program. Provides that an individual is eligible for wage insurance benefits if the individual is a claimant under the Unemployment Insurance Act at the time the individual obtains reemployment and is not employed by the employer from which the individual was last separated. Provides that benefits shall be paid in an amount sufficient to pay the difference between the wage received by the individual at the time of separation and the wages received by the individual from reemployment. Imposes a 0.4% payroll tax on employees beginning January 1, 2022. Provides that claims for wage insurance benefits may be filed beginning June 1, 2022. Contains provisions concerning the recovery of erroneous payments; hearings; civil penalties; unpaid taxes; rules; and other matters. Creates the Wage Insurance Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Amends the State Finance Act to include the Wage Insurance Fund. Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Exempts from inspection and copying information that is exempt from disclosure under the Wage Insurance Act.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Mary E. Flowers
  1/14/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  2/18/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Barbara Hernandez
  2/18/2021HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Labor & Commerce Committee
  3/5/2021HouseTo Wage Policy & Study Subcommittee
  3/27/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

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