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2011 House Bill 4619: Increase future unemployment benefits
  1. Introduced by Rep. Jim Ananich (D) on May 5, 2011, to repeal the law passed weeks six weeks before this bill’s introduction that reduced from 26 weeks to 20 weeks the maximum period a person is eligible for state unemployment benefits.
    • Referred to the House Commerce Committee on May 5, 2011.
    • Motion by Rep. Kate Segal (D) on March 1, 2012, to discharge the bill from committee and bring it to a vote by the full House. The motion failed 44 to 62 in the House on March 1, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"


Re: 2011 House Bill 4619 (Reduce future unemployment benefits )  by gypsy on May 10, 2011 

I agree, we need to return to the 26 week limit. The bill reducing the limit to 20 weeks is draconian. This is a bill to repeal the bill passed that reduces the limit to 20 weeks. The heading is misleading.



Re: 2011 House Bill 4619 (Reduce future unemployment benefits )  by bourner on May 10, 2011 

If I'm reading this correctly, we do need to repeal the limit on unemployment from 26 to 20 weeks. The first time I was unemployed in Michigan in 2006, I was unemployed for 10 months. This is LESS than the average person now. I had 4 months of ZERO income - no bills paid. I owed and owed and owed when I did become employed again at only 60% of what I'd previously earned, and even $100 less per two-week period than on unemployment. I was even registered with 5 temp agencies starting at my 4th month of unemployment. Until that point I had submitted over 10 resume's each week for work - only had about 4 interviews. After signing up wtih 5 temp agencies, it took 6 months to be assigned my first long-term assignment. It is bad out there, and no matter how hard people seek work, it might still not obtain a job in a timely manner.

2011 House Bill 4619 (Reduce future unemployment benefits )  by admin on January 1, 2001 
Introduced in the House on May 5, 2011

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