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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Unemployment insurance. Establishes an alternative method of determining the base period for unemployment compensation benefits. Provides that an individual who is otherwise eligible for benefits is not ineligible because the individual is: (1) a part-time worker; or (2) available for or seeking part-time work as long as the part-time work is for at least 20 hours per week. Provides that under certain circumstances, the definition of "wages" for unemployment compensation does not include $9,000 paid in a calendar year to an individual by an employer or the employer's predecessor. Repeals the one week waiting period for payment of benefits. Makes conforming changes.