It needs to make a speedy trip through the Senate if they hope getting it passed by the end of session.
Unemployment benefits and their impact on the labor market has gained attention in recent weeks as conservatives have blamed the benefit as a disincentive to work in minimum-wage or near-minimum wage jobs.
Under the change, the $75-per-dependant aid, which was approved by the Legislature last year, would drop to $24 on Sept. 6 at the same time the federal increase expires.
Both the Senate and governor’s administration have been closely involved in the formation of the legislation and support the measure. If the House process is anything to go by, the measure could be into effect by this Monday or even sooner.