Text: H.R.6091 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 6091 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6091

 To provide for further additional emergency unemployment compensation.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            August 10, 2010

Ms. Berkley (for herself, Mr. McDermott, Ms. Richardson, Mr. Hare, Ms. 
 Watson, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Ms. Kilpatrick of Michigan, Mr. Kildee, 
  Mr. Doyle, Ms. Linda T. Sanchez of California, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. 
Filner, and Mr. Frank of Massachusetts) introduced the following bill; 
         which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

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                                 A BILL


 
 To provide for further additional emergency unemployment compensation.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Emergency Unemployment Compensation 
Extension Act of 2010''.

SEC. 2. FIFTH-TIER BENEFITS.

    (a) In General.--Section 4002 of the Supplemental Appropriations 
Act, 2008 (26 U.S.C. 3304 note) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsections (f) and (g) as subsections 
        (g) and (h), respectively; and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (e) the following:
    ``(f) Fifth-Tier Emergency Unemployment Compensation.--
            ``(1) In general.--If, at the time that the amount added to 
        an individual's account under subsection (e)(1) (fourth-tier 
        emergency unemployment compensation) is exhausted or at any 
        time thereafter, such individual's State is in an extended 
        benefit period (as determined under paragraph (2)), such 
        account shall be further augmented by an amount (hereinafter 
        `fifth-tier emergency unemployment compensation') equal to the 
        lesser of--
                    ``(A) 80 percent of the total amount of regular 
                compensation (including dependents' allowances) payable 
                to the individual during the individual's benefit year 
                under the State law; or
                    ``(B) 20 times the individual's average weekly 
                benefit amount (as determined under subsection (b)(2)) 
                for the benefit year.
            ``(2) Extended benefit period.--For purposes of paragraph 
        (1), a State shall be considered to be in an extended benefit 
        period, as of any given time, if--
                    ``(A) such a period would then be in effect for 
                such State under such Act if section 203(d) of such 
                Act--
                            ``(i) were applied by substituting `7' for 
                        `5' each place it appears; and
                            ``(ii) did not include the requirement 
                        under paragraph (1)(A) thereof; or
                    ``(B) such a period would then be in effect for 
                such State under such Act if--
                            ``(i) section 203(f) of such Act were 
                        applied to such State (regardless of whether 
                        the State by law had provided for such 
                        application); and
                            ``(ii) such section 203(f)--
                                    ``(I) were applied by substituting 
                                `10' for `6.5' in paragraph (1)(A)(i) 
                                thereof; and
                                    ``(II) did not include the 
                                requirement under paragraph (1)(A)(ii) 
                                thereof.
            ``(3) Limitation.--The account of an individual may be 
        augmented not more than once under this subsection.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) Coordination with extended compensation.--Section 
        4002(g) of such Act (as so designated by subsection (a)(1)) is 
        amended by striking ``subsection (c), (d), or (e) (by reason of 
        the amendments made by sections 2, 3, and 4 of the Worker, 
        Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009),'' and 
        inserting ``subsection (c), (d), (e), or (f),''.
            (2) Transfer of funds.--Section 4004(e)(1) of such Act is 
        amended--
                    (A) in subparagraph (E), by striking ``and'' after 
                the semicolon; and
                    (B) by adding after subparagraph (F) the following:
            ``(G) the amendments made by section 2(a) of the Emergency 
        Unemployment Compensation Extension Act of 2010; and''.
            (3) Non-augmentation rule.--Section 4007(b)(2) of such Act 
        is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``subsections (c), (d), and (e) of 
                section 4002'' and inserting ``subsections (c), (d), 
                (e), and (f)''; and
                    (B) by striking ``such subsection (c), (d), or (e) 
                (as the case may be)'' and inserting ``such subsection 
                (c), (d), (e), or (f)''.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    (a) In General.--The amendments made by section 2 shall apply as if 
included in the enactment of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008, 
subject to subsection (b).
    (b) Additional Benefits.--In applying the amendments made by 
section 2, any additional emergency unemployment compensation made 
payable by such amendments (which would not otherwise have been payable 
if such amendments had not been enacted) shall be payable only with 
respect to any week of unemployment beginning on or after the date of 
the enactment of this Act.
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