Unemployment compensation benefits; JLARC to study overpayment as result of errors by VEC. (HJ49)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville) with support from co-patrons Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), and Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
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Study; overpayment of unemployment compensation benefits; report.  Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study the overpayment of unemployment compensation benefits as a result of administrative errors by the Virginia Employment Commission. In conducting its study, JLARC shall (i) identify the number of instances of unemployment compensation benefit overpayments occurring in each of the past five years and the aggregate amount of such overpayments; (ii) identify the number of such overpayments, and the aggregate amount thereof, that resulted from administrative error by the Virginia Employment Commission; (iii) determine the amount of the overpayments described in clause (ii) that has been recovered from the payees; (iv) identify the causes of the Virginia Employment Commission's administrative errors resulting in overpayments of benefits; and (v) recommend measures to prevent the causes of such administrative errors, including means of making responsible parties accountable for such errors. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100664D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/09/2010Continued to 2011 in Commerce and Labor