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S.803: Superstorm Sandy Unemployment Relief Act of 2013

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Sponsor Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 24, 2013
Latest Major Action April 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Superstorm Sandy Unemployment Relief Act of 2013 - Directs the President, in the case of an individual eligible to receive unemployment assistance under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act as a result of the disaster declaration made for Hurricane Sandy after October 20, 2012, to make such assistance available for 39 weeks after the date of the declaration (currently limited to 26 weeks).

Requires the payments to a state to equal 100% of the amount of unemployment compensation (UC) paid under state law to affected individuals in each affected state or any area within it.

Makes payments available until July 28, 2013.

Makes appropriations necessary to carry out this Act.

Expresses the sense of the Senate that upon receiving a reimbursement or advance under this Act, a state should, if its law allows:

  • reverse or waive any charges to employer accounts related to UC paid to affected individuals for which the re...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 24, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.