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2021 Senate Bill 5425: Concerning extended benefits in the unemployment insurance system
Introduced by Sen. Derek Stanford (Bothell) (D) on February 4, 2021
Referred to the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee on February 4, 2021
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 15, 2021
• Allows unemployment insurance claimants to be eligible for extended benefits regardless of whether their 52-week benefit year has expired. • Allows the state's extended benefit program to "trigger on" without having to wait the 13 weeks between extended benefit periods. • Amends a job search provision, for the purposes of federal conformity, regarding denying extended benefits for failing to accept an offer of, or apply for, suitable work.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on February 15, 2021
Received in the House on March 10, 2021
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on March 10, 2021
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on April 16, 2021