HBA-NLM S.B. 394 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisS.B. 394 By: Jackson Economic Development 5/21/1999 Engrossed BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Currently, an individual who receives or has received wages in lieu of notice or certain public compensation for qualified disabilities is disqualified from unemployment compensation benefits. This bill expands current law by disqualifying individuals from unemployment compensation benefits if the individual is receiving or has received severance pay, except severance pay that is explicitly outlined in a group employment contract. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 207.049, Labor Code, as follows: (a) Provides that an individual is disqualified for unemployment compensation benefits for a benefit period for which the individual is receiving or has received remuneration in the form of severance pay, except severance pay that is explicitly outlined in a group employment contract. (b) Provides that the individual is entitled to receive benefits for the benefit period that are reduced by the amount of the adjusted remuneration as provided by Section 207.006 (Adjustment of Benefits), notwithstanding Subsection (a), if the remuneration received by the individual is less than the benefits that the individual would otherwise be eligible to receive. SECTION 2. Effective date: September 1, 1999. Makes application of this Act prospective. SECTION 3. Emergency clause.