Senators Albers, Rogers, Gooch, Shafer, Carter and Miller have pre-filed Senate Bill 294, called the “Dignity for the Unemployed Act,” which would require as a condition of eligibility for unemployment that an applicant:
(7) The individual has performed at least 24 hours of volunteer service per week for a nonprofit charitable organization which is qualified as exempt from taxation under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Such organization and service shall be in accordance with any regulations prescribed by the Commissioner. This paragraph shall not apply to the first two weeks of eligibility. The Commissioner may, by regulation, waive or alter the requirements of this paragraph for cases or situations in which the Commissioner finds that compliance with the requirements would be oppressive or inconsistent with the purposes of this chapter. [Emphasis added]
What are the pros and cons of this approach?