CHAPTER 163

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 582

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 33, TITLE 19, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 3313 (b) (2) c, Chapter 33, Title 19 of the Delaware Code by striking the period at the end of the sentence and adding the following:

"; however, for the period beginning July 1, 1979 and ending June 30, 1981, claims filed for weeks of unemployment will not be less than $20.00 nor more than $150.00"

Section 2. Amend Section 3349 (b), Chapter 33, Title 19, Delaware Code, by adding at the beginning of the paragraph:

(b) "Prior to January 1, 1980".

Section 3. Further amend Section 3349, Chapter 33, Title 19, Delaware Code by adding a paragraph (c) as follows:

"(c) After December 31, 1979, no employer's rate shall be reduced below the standard rate for any calendar year unless and until he has had employment in each of the three consecutive experience years immediately preceding the computation date and no employer shall be eligible for a reduced rate if he has reported no employment for five or more consecutive calendar quarters in such three experience years."

Section 4. Amend subparagraph (5) of Section 3350, Chapter 33, Title 19, Delaware Code, by increasing the maximum employer's basic assessment rate from 3% to 5% in increments of one tenth of one percent (.1%) by adding to the existing table twenty (20) additional columns as follows:

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Section 5. Further amend subparagraph (5) of Section 3350, Chapter 33, Title 19, Delaware Code by removing the "3%" in the last sentence of the paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof "5%".

Section 6. The provisions of this Act shall become effective as of June 30,1979.

Approved July 12, 1979.