Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7005
Amendment No. 319751
Senate House

1Representative Thompson, G. offered the following:
3     Amendment (with directory and title amendments)
4     Between lines 98 and 99, insert:
5     (7)  "Base period" means the first four of the last five
6completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the first day
7of an individual's benefit year. If the agency determines,
8pursuant to s. 443.091(1)(g), that an alternative base period
9will be used, the term has the same meaning as the alternative
10base period.
12     Between lines 172 and 173, insert:
13     (48)  "Alternative base period" means the last four
14completed calendar quarters of an individual's benefit year.
16     Between lines 203 and 204, insert:
17     (g)  She or he has been paid wages for insured work equal
18to 1.5 times her or his high quarter wages during her or his
19base period, except that an unemployed individual is not
20eligible to receive benefits if the base period wages are less
21than $3,400. If the individual is ineligible for benefits
22calculated on a base period wage, wages must be calculated using
23an alternative base period and the claimant must have the
24opportunity to choose whether to establish a claim using such
25wages. Wages can be calculated for an alternative base period
26only if the base period wages are inadequate to establish
27eligibility under this paragraph and only for benefit years that
28begin on or after January 1, 2011. Wages used to establish a
29monetarily eligible benefit year may not be used to establish
30monetary eligibility in a subsequent benefit year.
D I R E C T O R Y  A M E N D M E N T
34     Remove lines 93-94 and insert:
35(28) through (47), respectively, new subsections (26), (27), and
36(48) are added to that section, and present subsections (6),
37(7), (9),
39     Remove lines 188-189 and insert:
40     Section 5.  Paragraphs (b) and (g) of subsection (1) of
41section 443.091, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T
45     Between lines 12 and 13, insert:
46providing for an alternative base period under certain

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