2013 - 2014 LEGISLATURE
September 17, 2013 - Introduced by Representatives Kolste, Mason, Pasch,
Milroy, Danou, Sargent, Genrich, Shankland, Barnes, Jorgensen,
Ringhand, Pope, Richards, Goyke, C. Taylor, Ohnstad, Johnson, Wright,
Zepnick, Hebl, Hesselbein, Berceau, Young, Bewley, Sinicki and Riemer,
cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Harris, Wirch, Lehman, Hansen, T. Cullen,
Risser, L. Taylor, Vinehout and Miller. Referred to Committee on Labor.
1An Act to repeal
108.02 (26m) and 108.04 (3); and to amend
108.04 (11) (bm) 2
of the statutes; relating to: deletion of the waiting period for collection of
3unemployment insurance benefits.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Currently, a claimant must wait one week after becoming eligible to receive
unemployment insurance benefits before the claimant may receive benefits for a
week of unemployment. The waiting period does not affect the maximum number
of weeks of a claimant's benefit eligibility.
This bill deletes the one-week waiting period, thus permitting a claimant to
receive benefits beginning with the first week of eligibility.
For further information see the state and local fiscal estimate, which will be
printed as an appendix to this bill.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
108.02 (26m) of the statutes is repealed.
108.04 (3) of the statutes is repealed.
108.04 (11) (bm) of the statutes is amended to read:
(bm) The department shall apply any ineligibility under par. (be) 2
against benefits and weeks of eligibility for which the claimant would otherwise be 3
eligible after the week of concealment and within 6 years after the date of an initial 4
determination issued under s. 108.09 finding that a concealment occurred. The
5claimant shall not receive waiting period credit under s. 108.04 (3) for the period of
6ineligibility applied under par. (be).
If no benefit rate applies to the week for which 7
the claim is made, the department shall use the claimant's benefit rate for the 8
claimant's next benefit year beginning after the week of concealment to determine 9
the amount of the benefit reduction.
(1) This act first applies with respect to benefit years beginning on the effective 12
date of this subsection.