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  S.B. No. 458
  relating to initial claims under the unemployment compensation
         SECTION 1.  Section 208.002, Labor Code, is amended to read
  as follows:
         Sec. 208.002.  [NOTICE OF] INITIAL CLAIM; LAST WORK.
  (a)  When used in connection with an initial claim, "last work" and
  "person for whom the claimant last worked" refer to:
               (1)  the last person for whom the claimant actually
  worked, if the claimant worked for that person for at least 30 hours
  during a week; or
               (2)  the employer, as defined by Subchapter C, Chapter
  201, or by the unemployment law of any other state, for whom the
  claimant last worked.
         (b)  The commission shall mail a notice of the filing of an
  initial claim to the person for whom the claimant last worked before
  the effective date of the initial claim. If the person for whom the
  claimant last worked has more than one branch or division operating
  at different locations, the commission shall mail the notice to the
  branch or division at which the claimant last worked.
         (c)  [(b)]  Mailing of a notice under this section to the
  correct address of the person, branch, or division for which the
  claimant last worked constitutes notice of the claim to the person.
         SECTION 2.  The changes in law made by this Act apply only to
  a claim for unemployment compensation benefits that is filed with
  the Texas Workforce Commission on or after the effective date of
  this Act. A claim filed before that date is governed by the law in
  effect on the date the claim was filed, and the former law is
  continued in effect for that purpose.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2011.
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 458 passed the Senate on
  March 24, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
  Secretary of the Senate    
         I hereby certify that S.B. No. 458 passed the House on
  April 15, 2011, by the following vote:  Yeas 140, Nays 0, two
  present not voting.
  Chief Clerk of the House