Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 661Ratification Number: 166Act Number: 125Primary Sponsor: J. Verne SmithType of Legislation: GBSubject: Employment security extended benefitsCompanion Bill Number: 3929Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19930527Computer Document Number: BBM/10453JM.93Governor's Action: SDate of Governor's Action: 19930614Introduced Date: 19930408Last History Body: ------Last History Date: 19930614Last History Type: Act No. 125Scope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: J. Verne SmithType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- ------------ 661 ------ 19930614 Act No. 125 661 ------ 19930614 Signed by Governor 661 ------ 19930610 Ratified R 166 661 House 19930527 Read third time, enrolled for ratification 661 House 19930526 Read second time 661 House 19930519 Committee Report: Favorable 26 661 House 19930429 Introduced, read first time, 26 referred to Committee 661 Senate 19930428 Read third time, sent to House 661 Senate 19930427 Read second time 661 Senate 19930422 Committee Report: Favorable 12 661 Senate 19930408 Introduced, read first time, 12 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
(A125, R166, S661)
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 41-35-420, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY AND ELIGIBILITY FOR EXTENDED BENEFITS, SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT AN INDIVIDUAL IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE EXTENDED BENEFITS WITH RESPECT TO ANY WEEK OF UNEMPLOYMENT IN HIS ELIGIBILITY PERIOD IF THE INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN DISQUALIFIED FOR REGULAR OR EXTENDED BENEFITS BECAUSE HE OR SHE WAS DISCHARGED FOR "CAUSE", RATHER THAN FOR "MISCONDUCT"; AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUSPENSION OF CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF SECTION 41-35-420 FOR WEEKS OF UNEMPLOYMENT BEGINNING AFTER MARCH 6, 1993, AND BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1995.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
Discharged for "cause" rather than "misconduct"
SECTION 1. Section 41-35-420(6) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"(6) An individual shall not be eligible to receive extended benefits with respect to any week of unemployment in his eligibility period if such individual has been disqualified for regular or extended benefits under the chapter because he or she voluntarily left work, was discharged for cause, or failed to accept an offer of or apply for suitable work unless the disqualification imposed for such reasons has been terminated in accordance with specific conditions established under the South Carolina Employment Security Law requiring the individual to perform service for remuneration subsequent to the date of such disqualification.
If the disqualification which was imposed did not require the individual to perform service for remuneration subsequent to the date of such disqualification, such individual will be ineligible for extended benefits beginning with the effective date of the request for initiation of an extended benefit claim series and continuing until he has secured employment and shows to the satisfaction of the commission that he has worked in each of at least four different weeks whether or not such weeks are consecutive and earned wages equal to at least four times the weekly benefit amount of his claim."
Provisions of law suspended
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any provision of Section 41-35-420 of the 1976 Code of Laws, and in accordance with Section 202(b)(1) of the Unemployment Compensation Amendments of 1992 (Public Law 102-318), subsection 2(a), (b), and (c) and subsection (6) of Section 41-35-420 are suspended for weeks of unemployment beginning after March 6, 1993, and before January 1, 1995.
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
Approved the 14th day of June, 1993.