D.C. Act 23-435. Unemployment Benefits Extension Emergency Amendment Act of 2020.

D.C. Act 23-435. Unemployment Benefits Extension Emergency Amendment Act of 2020.

AN ACT

To amend, on an emergency basis, the District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act to qualify District workers for additional weeks of unemployment insurance and pandemic unemployment assistance benefits under the extended benefits program.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Unemployment Benefits Extension Emergency Amendment Act of 2020".

Note § 51-107

Sec. 2. Section 7(g)(1) of the District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act, approved August 28, 1935 (49 Stat. 949; D.C. Official Code § 51-107(g)(1)), is amended as follows:

(a) Subparagraph (K) is amended as follows:

(1) Sub-subparagraph (i) is amended by striking the phrase "March 15, 2009" and inserting the phrase "March 18, 2020" in its place.

(2) Sub-subparagraph (ii) is amended to read as follows:

"(ii) There is a state "off" indicator pursuant to this subparagraph for weeks of unemployment commencing November 29, 2020, or the latest date for which 100% federal sharing is available under section 4105 of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, approved March 18, 2020 (Pub. L. No. 116-127; 134 Stat. 195) ("Families First Act"), or any subsequent amendment to the Families First Act or other federal law.".

(b) Subparagraph (L) is amended as follows:

(1) Sub-subparagraph (i) is amended by striking the phrase "March 15, 2009" and inserting the phrase "March 18, 2020" in its place.

(2) Sub-subparagraph (iii) is amended to read as follows:

"(iii) There is a state "off" indicator pursuant to this subparagraph for weeks of unemployment commencing November 29, 2020, or the latest date for which 100% federal sharing is available under section 4105 of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, approved March 18, 2020 (Pub. L. No. 116-127; 134 Stat. 195) ("Families First Act"), or any subsequent amendment to the Families First Act or other federal law.".

Sec. 3. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement of the Budget Director as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 4. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), and shall remain in effect for no longer than 90 days, as provided for emergency acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in section 412(a) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 788; D.C. Official Code § 1-204.12(a)).