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The DC Code: § 51-131 Separation from employment due to domestic violence.

Index51 Social Security. (Refs & Annos)
a
Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, no otherwise eligible individual shall be denied benefits for any week because the individual was separated from employment by discharge or voluntary or involuntary resignation due to domestic violence against the individual or any member of the individual's immediate family, unless the individual was the perpetrator of the domestic violence.
b
For the purposes of this part, the term "domestic violence" shall have the same meaning as "intrafamily offense", as defined in § 16-1001(8).

Historical and Statutory

Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 17-368 substituted "§ 16-1001(8)" for "§ 16-1001(5)". D.C. Law 18-192 rewrote the section, which had read as follows: "Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, no otherwise eligible individual shall be denied benefits for any week because the individual was separated from employment by discharge or voluntary or involuntary resignation due to domestic violence. For the purposes of this part, the term 'domestic violence' means an intrafamily offense as defined in § 16-1001(8)." Legislative History of Laws Law 15-171, the "Unemployment Compensation and Domestic Violence Amendment Act of 2004", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 15-436, which was referred to Committee of Public Service. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on March 2, 2004, and April 6, 2004, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on April 21, 2004, it was assigned Act No. 15-418 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 15-171 became effective on June 19, 2004. Law 17-368, the "Intrafamily Offenses Act of 2008", was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 17-55 which was referred to the Committee on Public Safety and Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 2, 2008, and December 16, 2008, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on January 22, 2009, it was assigned Act No. 17-703 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 17-368 became effective on March 25, 2009. For Law 18-192, see notes following § 51-107. DC CODE § 51-131 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Aug. 28, 1935, ch. 794, § 31, as added June 19, 2004, D.C. Law 15-171, § 2(b), 51 DCR 4701; Mar. 25, 2009, D.C. Law 17-368, § 4(i), 56 DCR 1338; July 23, 2010, D.C. Law 18-192, § 2(d), 57 DCR 4500.)