Updated Friday, April 5, 2019:
This bill was advanced by the House Commerce Committe, which means it survived the funnel deadline and could come up for debate on the House floor.
Original post from Tuesday, April 2, 2019:
An Iowa Senate bill that specifies cases where workers should be denied unemployment benefits is now advancing in the House, although opponents question whether the changes are necessary.
Currently the Iowa Department of Workforce Development (IWD) decides whether to disqualify a worker from unemployment based on rules it has developed. The bill (SF 561) would codify those rules but also spells out additional forms of misconduct that would disqualify someone from receiving benefits including drinking on the job, stealing or dishonesty.