Friday, January 19, 2018

Each legislative session the Institute monitors and tracks legislation that may have an effect on Hoosier working families. Below you will find a list of the legislation the Institute is tracking in the 2018 General Assembly. This list will be updated with the bills' current status to keep you informed of bill progress.




HB1002
WORKFORCE FUNDING AND PROGRAMS (HUSTON T) Requires an annual workforce related program review by the legislative services agency. Provides that the governor shall appoint a secretary of workforce training. Establishes the governor's workforce cabinet to develop, not later than July 1, 2018, a comprehensive career navigation and coaching system for Indiana and requires all high schools to participate in the career coaching program. Requires workforce and education information as part of the biennial budget report that is submitted to the governor and budget committee for preparation of the governor's proposed budget bill. Provides that an emancipated student or the parent of a student enrolled in a career or technical course may voluntarily release information, on a form prescribed by the department of education, pertaining to the student's enrollment in the career and technical education course to potential employers that contact the school to recruit students with particular career and technical skills. Requires the state board of education, when establishing an apprenticeship as a graduation pathway requirement, to establish as an apprenticeship program only an apprenticeship program registered under the federal National Apprenticeship Act or another federal apprenticeship program administered by the United States Department of Labor. Revises eligibility criteria for applicants for high value workforce ready credit-bearing grants, and provides that if the demand for high value workforce ready credit-bearing grants exceeds the appropriation, the commission for higher education shall prioritize applicants who are classified as independent. Specifies that an individual who is enrolled as a part-time postsecondary student, regardless of whether a part-time student is qualified to receive an adult student grant, may participate in the employment aid readiness network (EARN) Indiana program. Transforms Ivy Tech Community College's regional boards of trustees to campus boards of trustees. Provides that the number of members of the state board of trustees of Ivy Tech must equal the number of regions established by the state board of trustees plus one additional member, but shall not exceed 15 members. Establishes the next level jobs employer training grant program. Makes certain changes in the requirements that apply to nurse faculty members. Specifies that these changes apply until June 30, 2021. Urges the legislative council to assign to a study committee the task of studying statutory and administrative barriers that may create disincentives that keep employers from establishing employer provided child care for their employees. Requires the family and social services administration and the Indiana department of transportation to perform a coordinated study on leveraging money for transportation to workforce related programs. Makes conforming amendments.

















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