Maine LD 675: An Act To Protect Earned Pay

LD 675 (subjects: EMPLOYMENT SECURITY , DISQUALIFICATION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=675&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Erin Herbig of Belfast: (D – District 97) — e-mail | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 House Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/5/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland, REFERRED to the Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, in concurrence.
5/29/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast TABLED pending ACCEPTANCE of Either Report.

Later today assigned.
5/29/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/1/2015 House Unfinished Business
6/2/2015 House Speaker laid before the House
On motion of Representative HERBIG of Belfast, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 139
(Yeas 84 – Nays 61 – Absent 6 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (H-215) was READ and ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-215).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/3/2015 Senate
Reports READ
Senator VOLK of Cumberland moved to Accept the Minority Ought Not To Pass , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland to ACCEPT the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
6/3/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland the Minority Ought Not To Pass Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 126 20 Yeas – 15 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/3/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report and PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-215).
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/4/2015 Senate On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of the Minority OUGHT NOT TO PASS Report , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Protect Earned Pay

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 26 MRSA 1193, sub- 5, as amended by PL 2011, c. 645, 8, is further amended to read:

5. Receiving remuneration. For any week with respect to which the individual is receiving, has been scheduled to receive or has received remuneration in the form of:

A. Dismissal wages, wages in lieu of notice , or terminal pay or holiday pay; or
A-1. Any vacation pay in an amount exceeding the equivalent of 4 weeks’ wages for that individual; or
B. Benefits under the unemployment compensation or employment security law of any state or similar law of the United States.

If the remuneration under paragraph A is less than the benefits that would otherwise be due under this chapter, the individual is entitled to receive for that week, if otherwise eligible, benefits reduced by the amount of the remuneration, rounded to the nearest lower full dollar amount . Earned vacation pay that is paid to the individual prior to the individual’s being notified orally or in writing by the employer of the employer’s intent to sever the employment relationship is not considered remuneration for purposes of this subsection;

SUMMARY

Under the current law, a person who receives or is scheduled to receive remuneration in the form of vacation pay in excess of 4 weeks’ wages or holiday pay is disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits for the week that remuneration is due. This bill removes those disqualifications.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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