Topic: Tennessee Senate Finance Ways and Means Committee
Bill would provide Unemployment benefits to Military Spouses
Nashville, TN – A Senate committee unanimously passed a bill by State Senator Tim Barnes Tuesday to help Tennessee military families by extending unemployment benefits to individuals who leave their jobs to accompany their spouses on a military transfer.
“In our area, we take a lot of pride in supporting our military families,” Barnes said. “Today’s decision moves us one step closer to again matching our words with our actions.”
The bill (SB884/HB984) would require the state to pay unemployment benefits for those who left their jobs as a result of a spouse’s military transfer. More than 1,700 Tennessee military spouses are employed and have to transfer each year. «Read the rest of this article»