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  H.B. No. 931
 
 
 
 
AN ACT
  relating to an individual's eligibility to receive unemployment
  compensation benefits on the individual's waiting period claim.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 207.021(c), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (c)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, an
  individual is eligible to receive benefits on the individual's
  waiting period claim in accordance with this subtitle if the
  individual [who] has been paid benefits in the individual's current
  benefit year equal to or exceeding two [three] times the
  individual's benefit amount and:
               (1)   has returned to full-time employment after being
  totally or partially unemployed for at least seven consecutive
  days; or
               (2)  has exhausted the individual's regular benefits
  for the current benefit year, other than benefits applicable to the
  waiting period [is eligible to receive benefits on the individual's
  waiting period claim in accordance with this subtitle].
         SECTION 2.  The change in law made by this Act applies only
  to a claim for unemployment compensation benefits filed with the
  Texas Workforce Commission on or after the effective date of this
  Act. A claim filed before the effective date of this Act 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, 2015.
 
 
  ______________________________ ______________________________
     President of the Senate Speaker of the House     
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 931 was passed by the House on April
  16, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 144, Nays 2, 2 present, not
  voting.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House   
 
 
         I certify that H.B. No. 931 was passed by the Senate on May
  15, 2015, by the following vote:  Yeas 31, Nays 0.
 
  ______________________________
  Secretary of the Senate    
  APPROVED:  _____________________
                     Date          
   
            _____________________
                   Governor