AB 2058 - An Act to Amend Sections 1266, 1267, 1269, 1271.5, and 1272 Of, to Amend the Heading of Article 1.5 (Commencing with Section 1266) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, and to Add Sections 1266.1, 1269.1, 1274.5, and 1274.20 To, the Unemployment Insurance Code, Relating to Unemployment Insurance, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

Unemployment insurance: retraining benefits. 2009-2010 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
Existing law provides unemployment compensation benefits to eligible persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Existing law, until January 1, 2015, provides for retraining benefits to eligible individuals pursuant to the federal Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the federal Trade Act of 2002. Existing law authorizes an unemployed individual who files a claim for unemployment… More
Existing law provides unemployment compensation benefits to eligible persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Existing law, until January 1, 2015, provides for retraining benefits to eligible individuals pursuant to the federal Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the federal Trade Act of 2002. Existing law authorizes an unemployed individual who files a claim for unemployment compensation benefits or extended duration benefits, or an application for federal-state extended benefits or any federally funded unemployment compensation benefits, to apply to the Employment Development Department for benefits during a period of training or retraining. Existing law also requires that a determination of potential eligibility for specified training and retraining benefits be issued to an unemployed individual if the Director of Employment Development finds that specified conditions apply.

This bill would establish the California Training Benefits Program, which, among other things, would revise those eligibility requirements to, instead, specify that an unemployed individual who qualifies for unemployment compensation benefits, extended duration benefits, or federal-state extended benefits or any federally funded unemployment compensation benefits, and applies for the program shall be deemed to automatically be eligible for the program during a period of training or retraining.

Existing law requires that a determination of potential eligibility for training or retraining benefits be issued to an unemployed individual if the director makes a specified finding.

This bill would, instead, require that a determination of automatic eligibility for training or retraining be issued to an unemployed individual if any of specified conditions apply. The bill would also require that, if training or retraining is not authorized under those provisions governing automatic eligibility for those benefits, a determination of potential eligibility for benefits be issued to the unemployed individual if the director finds that specified criteria apply.

Existing law requires the department to inform all individuals who claim unemployment compensation benefits in this state of the benefits potentially available, and permits the department to convey this information verbally or in written form, as provided.

This bill would, instead, require the department to convey that information verbally, in written form, or online, and would require that the information be made available on the department’s Internet Web site in close proximity to information on unemployment compensation claim forms.

This bill would provide that these changes are effective on January 1, 2011, unless the department determines that implementation by that date is not feasible, in which case it would require the department to implement the changes no later than July 1, 2011.

Because the bill would make various changes to existing eligibility requirements for training and retraining benefits, which would result in additional amounts being payable from the Unemployment Fund for those benefits, the bill would make an appropriation. The bill would require the department, not later than September 1, 2016, to prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a report evaluating the effectiveness of the program, containing data and information as prescribed. Hide
 
Status:
The bill has become law (chaptered). 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on August 20, 2010.

voted YES: 24 voted NO: 8
6 voted present/not voting

An Act to Amend Sections 1266, 1267, 1269, 1271.5, and 1272 Of, to Amend the Heading of Article 1.5 (Commencing with Section 1266) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, and to Add Sections 1266.1, 1269.1, 1274.5, and 1274.20 To, the Unemployment Insurance Code, Relating to Unemployment Insurance, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.

AB 2058 — 2009-2010 Legislature

Summary
Existing law provides unemployment compensation benefits to eligible persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Existing law, until January 1, 2015, provides for retraining benefits to eligible individuals pursuant to the federal Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the federal Trade Act of 2002. Existing law authorizes an unemployed individual who files a claim for unemployment compensation benefits or extended duration benefits, or an application for federal-state extended benefits or any federally funded unemployment compensation benefits, to apply to the Employment Development Department for benefits during a period of training or retraining. Existing law also requires that a determination of potential eligibility for specified training and retraining benefits be issued to an unemployed individual if the Director of Employment Development finds that specified conditions apply.

This bill would establish the California Training Benefits Program, which, among other things, would revise those eligibility requirements to, instead, specify that an unemployed individual who qualifies for unemployment compensation benefits, extended duration benefits, or… More
Existing law provides unemployment compensation benefits to eligible persons who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Existing law, until January 1, 2015, provides for retraining benefits to eligible individuals pursuant to the federal Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the federal Trade Act of 2002. Existing law authorizes an unemployed individual who files a claim for unemployment compensation benefits or extended duration benefits, or an application for federal-state extended benefits or any federally funded unemployment compensation benefits, to apply to the Employment Development Department for benefits during a period of training or retraining. Existing law also requires that a determination of potential eligibility for specified training and retraining benefits be issued to an unemployed individual if the Director of Employment Development finds that specified conditions apply.

This bill would establish the California Training Benefits Program, which, among other things, would revise those eligibility requirements to, instead, specify that an unemployed individual who qualifies for unemployment compensation benefits, extended duration benefits, or federal-state extended benefits or any federally funded unemployment compensation benefits, and applies for the program shall be deemed to automatically be eligible for the program during a period of training or retraining.

Existing law requires that a determination of potential eligibility for training or retraining benefits be issued to an unemployed individual if the director makes a specified finding.

This bill would, instead, require that a determination of automatic eligibility for training or retraining be issued to an unemployed individual if any of specified conditions apply. The bill would also require that, if training or retraining is not authorized under those provisions governing automatic eligibility for those benefits, a determination of potential eligibility for benefits be issued to the unemployed individual if the director finds that specified criteria apply.

Existing law requires the department to inform all individuals who claim unemployment compensation benefits in this state of the benefits potentially available, and permits the department to convey this information verbally or in written form, as provided.

This bill would, instead, require the department to convey that information verbally, in written form, or online, and would require that the information be made available on the department’s Internet Web site in close proximity to information on unemployment compensation claim forms.

This bill would provide that these changes are effective on January 1, 2011, unless the department determines that implementation by that date is not feasible, in which case it would require the department to implement the changes no later than July 1, 2011.

Because the bill would make various changes to existing eligibility requirements for training and retraining benefits, which would result in additional amounts being payable from the Unemployment Fund for those benefits, the bill would make an appropriation. The bill would require the department, not later than September 1, 2016, to prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a report evaluating the effectiveness of the program, containing data and information as prescribed. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 1266, 1267, 1269, 1271.5, and 1272 Of, to Amend the Heading of Article 1.5 (Commencing with Section 1266) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, and to Add Sections 1266.1, 1269.1, 1274.5, and 1274.20 To, the Unemployment Insurance Code, Relating to Unemployment Insurance, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.
Author(s)
Marty Block
Co-Authors
Subjects
  • Unemployment insurance: retraining benefits
Major Actions
Introduced2/18/2010
Referred to Committee
Passed Assembly Committee on Insurance3/24/2010
Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/28/2010
Passed Assembly6/03/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations6/23/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations7/15/2010
Passed Senate Committee on Appropriations8/12/2010
Passed Senate8/20/2010
Passed Assembly8/26/2010
Presented to the governor (enrolled)9/27/2010
Became law (chaptered).9/30/2010
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteAssembly Committee on InsuranceDo pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.3/24/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Insurance
8 voted YES 4 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass as amended.5/28/2010This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 2058 BLOCK Assembly Third Reading6/03/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
58 voted YES 19 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on Labor and Industrial RelationsDo pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.6/23/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations
4 voted YES 1 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsPlaced on Appropriations Suspense file.7/15/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
8 voted YES 0 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenate Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.8/12/2010This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Appropriations
7 voted YES 4 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateAssembly 3rd Reading AB2058 Block By Negrete McLeod8/20/2010This bill PASSED the Senate
24 voted YES 8 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
select this voteAssemblyAB 2058 BLOCK Concurrence in Senate Amendments8/26/2010This bill PASSED the Assembly
61 voted YES 16 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/18/2010
2/18/2010Read first time. To print.
2/19/2010From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.
3/11/2010Referred to Com. on INS.
select this voteVote3/24/2010Do pass as amended and be re-referred to the Committee on Appropriations.
4/05/2010From committee: Amend, do pass as amended, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 4.) (March 24).
4/06/2010Read second time and amended.
4/07/2010Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
4/29/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Read second time and amended.
5/03/2010Re-referred to Com. on APPR.
5/05/2010In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
select this voteVote5/28/2010Do pass as amended.
5/28/2010From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 28). Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.
6/01/2010Read second time. To third reading.
6/02/2010Read third time, amended, and returned to third reading. (Page 5447.).
6/03/2010Assembly Rule 69(d) suspended. (Page 5549.) Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 58. Noes 19. Page 5558.)
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage6/03/2010AB 2058 BLOCK Assembly Third Reading
6/07/2010In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
6/10/2010Referred to Com. on L. & I.R.
6/21/2010From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on L. & I.R.
select this voteVote6/23/2010Do pass, but re-refer to the Committee on Appropriations.
6/24/2010From committee: Do pass, and re-refer to Com. on APPR. Re-referred. (Ayes 4. Noes 1.) (June 23).
select this voteVote7/15/2010Placed on Appropriations Suspense file.
7/15/2010In committee: Placed on APPR suspense file.
select this voteVote8/12/2010Do pass.
8/16/2010From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 4.) (August 12). Received August 13 pursuant to Joint Rule 61(b)(14)
8/17/2010Read second time. To third reading.
8/18/2010Read third time, amended. To second reading.
8/19/2010Read second time. To third reading.
8/20/2010Read third time, passed, and to Assembly. (Ayes 24. Noes 8. Page 4712.)
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage8/20/2010Assembly 3rd Reading AB2058 Block By Negrete McLeod
8/24/2010In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 26 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
8/25/2010Assembly Rule 77 suspended. (Ayes 49. Noes 27. Page 6645.)
8/26/2010Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 61. Noes 16. Page 6730.)
select this voteAssembly Vote on Passage8/26/2010AB 2058 BLOCK Concurrence in Senate Amendments
9/27/2010Enrolled and to the Governor at 4:20 p.m.
9/30/2010Approved by the Governor.
9/30/2010Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 591, Statutes of 2010.

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

9.9 times as much
$112,100
$44,699
$930,715
$360,631
$1,274,243
$2,722,388
$100
$273,900
$274,000
6 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

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An Act to Amend Sections 1266, 1267, 1269, 1271.5, and 1272 Of, to Amend the Heading of Article 1.5 (Commencing with Section 1266) of Chapter 5 of Part 1 of Division 1 Of, and to Add Sections 1266.1, 1269.1, 1274.5, and 1274.20 To, the Unemployment Insurance Code, Relating to Unemployment Insurance, and Making an Appropriation Therefor.: Assembly 3rd Reading AB2058 Block By Negrete McLeod

6 organizations supported this bill

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 16). Bill Analysis AB 2058 8-16-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.
California Labor Federation
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 16). Bill Analysis AB 2058 8-16-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.
California State Employees Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 16). Bill Analysis AB 2058 8-16-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.
California Workforce Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 16). Bill Analysis AB 2058 8-16-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.
International Association of Fire Fighters
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 16). Bill Analysis AB 2058 8-16-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.
National Nurses United
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 16). Bill Analysis AB 2058 8-16-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.

2 organizations opposed this bill

California Department of Finance
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 16). Bill Analysis AB 2058 8-16-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.
California Hospital Association
Senate Rules Committee (2010, August 16). Bill Analysis AB 2058 8-16-2010. Retrieved September 7, 2010, from Leg Info.

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Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$1,500$4,500No
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$88,462$1,000Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Ron CalderonDCA-30$69,450$11,250Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$70,700$3,950Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$36,250$8,200Not Voting
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$112,849$1,100Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$106,340$13,900Yes
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$195,464$0Yes
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$15,000$1,500Not Voting
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$59,950$23,550No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$79,550$18,650No
Dean FlorezDCA-16$8,000$4,400Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$116,999$3,000Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$54,100$25,600Not Voting
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$5,000$0No
Bob HuffRCA-29$73,197$17,800No
Christine KehoeDCA-39$107,050$0Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$170,250$3,000Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$60,545$0Yes
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$79,249$1,000Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$90,050$7,500Yes
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$59,573$2,000Not Voting
Alex PadillaDCA-20$112,150$9,500Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$94,700$0Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$92,900$1,000Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$18,900$0Yes
George RunnerRCA-17$39,300$36,500No
Joe SimitianDCA-11$84,450$2,500Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$154,581$13,500Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$31,700$25,100No
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$27,700$11,750Not Voting
Pat WigginsDCA-2$49,549$0Not Voting
Lois WolkDCA-5$140,717$4,200Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$77,000$11,100Yes
Mark WylandRCA-38$30,400$2,950Yes
Leland YeeDCA-8$108,815$4,000Yes

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NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Sam AanestadRCA-4$1,500$4,500No
Elaine AlquistDCA-13$88,462$1,000Yes
Roy AshburnRCA-18$0$0No
Ron CalderonDCA-30$69,450$11,250Yes
Gilbert CedilloDCA-22$70,700$3,950Yes
Dave CogdillRCA-14$36,250$8,200Not Voting
Ellen CorbettDCA-10$112,849$1,100Yes
Lou CorreaDCA-34$106,340$13,900Yes
Mark DeSaulnierDCA-7$195,464$0Yes
Jeff DenhamRCA-12$15,000$1,500Not Voting
Denise DuchenyDCA-40$0$0Yes
Bob DuttonRCA-31$59,950$23,550No
Bill EmmersonRCA-37$79,550$18,650No
Dean FlorezDCA-16$8,000$4,400Yes
Loni HancockDCA-9$116,999$3,000Yes
Tom HarmanRCA-35$54,100$25,600Not Voting
Dennis HollingsworthRCA-36$5,000$0No
Bob HuffRCA-29$73,197$17,800No
Christine KehoeDCA-39$107,050$0Yes
Mark LenoDCA-3$170,250$3,000Yes
Carol LiuDCA-21$60,545$0Yes
Alan LowenthalDCA-27$79,249$1,000Yes
Gloria Negrete McLeodDCA-32$90,050$7,500Yes
Jenny OropezaDCA-28$59,573$2,000Not Voting
Alex PadillaDCA-20$112,150$9,500Yes
Fran PavleyDCA-23$94,700$0Yes
Curren PriceDCA-26$92,900$1,000Yes
Gloria RomeroDCA-24$18,900$0Yes
George RunnerRCA-17$39,300$36,500No
Joe SimitianDCA-11$84,450$2,500Yes
Darrell SteinbergDCA-6$154,581$13,500Yes
Tony StricklandRCA-19$31,700$25,100No
Mimi WaltersRCA-33$27,700$11,750Not Voting
Pat WigginsDCA-2$49,549$0Not Voting
Lois WolkDCA-5$140,717$4,200Yes
Rod WrightDCA-25$77,000$11,100Yes
Mark WylandRCA-38$30,400$2,950Yes
Leland YeeDCA-8$108,815$4,000Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,274,243
State & local government employee unions$930,715
Health worker unions$360,631
Labor unions$112,100
Health & welfare policy$44,699

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Hospitals$273,900
Public official (elected or appointed)$100
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