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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Conditions for receiving unemployment benefits. Requires that an individual must submit at least one application for work in each week for which the individual is claiming benefits. Specifies that an individual who submits an application for work online through an Internet web site complies with this requirement. Requires, as a condition for receiving an unemployment insurance benefit each week after the fourth benefit week, that an unemployed individual must be available to perform, and perform if requested by the department of workforce development, community service for a qualified entity. Provides that the maximum number of hours of community service increases as follows: for the 5th through 12th benefit weeks, 10 hours; for the 13th through 24th benefit weeks, 20 hours; and for the 25th and later benefit weeks, 40 hours. Provides that a qualified entity may not replace employees with unemployed individuals performing community service.