Promote the Sustainability of Unemployment Insurance by Linking the Duration of Benefits to the State's Average Unemployment Rate

Last updated: Jun 9, 2021

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Representative Dick Bradstreet, House 80
Session: 130
Bill #: LD 1260




Representative Bradstreet of Vassalboro would rename the Employment Security Law the Reemployment Assistance Program and establishes the maximum amount of unemployment benefits at 12 weeks if the State's average unemployment rate is 5.5% or below, with an additional week added for every 0.5% the rate is above 5.5% to a maximum of 20 weeks of benefits.