Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act

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Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act

Act Details

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act was, as a bill, a proposal (now, a piece of legislation) introduced on 1974-12-10 in the House of Commons and Senate respectively of the 93 United States Congress by Al Ullman in relation with: Labor and employment, States, Unemployment.

Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act became law (1) in the United States on 1974-12-31

It was referred to the following Committee(s): (2)

House Ways and Means (HSWM)

Al Ullman, member of the US congress
Al Ullman, Representative from Oregon, district 2

The proposal had the following cosponsors:

Barber Benjamin Conable, Republican, Representative, from New York, district 30
James Charles Corman, Democrat, Representative, from California, district 21
Sam Melville Gibbons, Democrat, Representative, from Florida, district 11
Joseph Edward Karth, Democrat, Representative, from Minnesota, district 4
Jerry Lyle Pettis, Republican, Representative, from California, district 37
Joe Waggoner, Representative, from Louisiana, district 4

Act Overview

Text of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act

(LATEST SUMMARY) Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act – Provides that any State may enter into an agreement with the Secretary of Labor under this Act if such State's law contains a requirement that extended compensation be payable thereunder as provided by the Federal-State Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 1970. States that any such agreement shall provide that the State agency of the State will make payments of emergency compensation to individuals who: (1) have exhausted all rights to regular compensation under the State law; (2) have exhausted all rights to or eligibility for extended compensation in such State; (3) have no rights to regular or extended compensation with respect to a week under State or Federal law; and (4) are not receiving unemployment compensation from Canada or the Virgin Islands for any week of unemployment which begins in an emergency benefit period and the individual's period of eligibility. States the circumstances under which an individual shall be deemed to have exhausted his rights to regular or extended compensation and specifies the period of time which shall constitute an emergency benefit period. Provides that in the case of any State no emergency benefit period shall last for a period of less than 26 consecutive weeks. States that any agreement under this Act with a State shall provide that the State will establish for each eligible individual who files an application for emergency compensation an emergency compensation account and specifies the range of the amount to be placed in such account. Provides that there shall be paid to each State which has entered into an agreement under this Act an amount equal to 100 percent of the emergency compensation paid to individuals by the State pursuant to such agreement but only where the State has waived the 120 percent requirement as provided by Public Law 93-368. Authorizes to be appropriated without fiscal year limitation to the extended unemployment compensation account as repayable advances (without interest) such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act.

Act Notes

  • [Note 1] An Act (like Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act) or a resolution cannot become a law in the United States until it has been approved (passed) in identical form by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as signed by the President (but see (5)). If the two bodys of the Congress versions of an Act are not identical, one of the bodies might decide to take a further vote to adopt the bill (see more about the Congress process here). An Act may be pass in identical form with or without amendments and with or without conference. (see more about Enrollment).
  • [Note 2] Proposals are referred to committees for preliminary consideration, then debated, amended, and passed (or rejected) by the full House or Senate. To prevent endless shuttling of bills between the House and Senate, bills like Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act are referred to joint committees made up of members of both houses.
  • [Note 3] For more information regarding this legislative proposal, go to THOMAS, select “Bill Number,” search on (Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act)
  • [Note 4] A bill to provide a program of emergency unemployment compensation. The current official title of a bill is always present, assigned at introduction (for example, in this case, on 1974-12-10) and can be revised any time. This type of titles are sentences.
  • [Note 5] The Act is referred to the appropriate committee by the Speaker of any of the two Houses. Bills are placed on the calendar of the committee to which they have been assigned. See Assignment Process.
  • [Note 6] Regarding exceptions to President´s approval, a bill that is not signed (returned unsigned) by the President can still become law if at lest two thirds of each of the two bodys of the Congress votes to pass it, which is an infrequent case. See also Presidential Veto.
  • [Note 7] Legislative Proposal types can be: hr, hres, hjres, hconres, s, sres, sjres, sconres. A bill originating in the Senate is designated by the letter “S”, and a bill originating from the House of Representatives begins with “H.R.”, followed, in both cases, by its individual number which it retains throughout all its parliamentary process.
  • [Note 8] For information regarding related bill/s to Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act, go to THOMAS.


No analysis (criticism, advocacy, etc.) about Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act submitted yet.

Labor and employment

Further Reading

  • “How our laws are made”, Edward F Willett; Jack Brooks, Washington, U.S. G.P.O.
  • “To make all laws : the Congress of the United States, 1789-1989”, James H Hutson- Washington, Library of Congress.
  • “Bills introduced and laws enacted: selected legislative statistics, 1947-1990”, Rozanne M Barry; Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.

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