2011 Workforce Development Legislation

Workforce development is a broad issue including but not limited to workforce training, economic development, business tax credits and incentives, professional licensing and regulation, apprenticeship programs, job creation and employment standards.

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Alabama
AL H 306    Canfield (R)
Title:    Insurance Provisions
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Relates to insurance; provides for the qualifications and procedures for the licensing of independent insurance adjusters and apprentice independent adjusters, and for the registration of emergency independent adjusters, by providing definitions and exceptions to the licensing and registration requirements, by requiring independent adjusters to take and pass a written examination, with exceptions, to provide for nonresident licensing.
04/28/2011    From Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance: Reported favorably.

AL S 269    Blackwell (R)
Title:    Insurance Adjusters
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Provide for the procedures for licensing independent insurance adjusters and apprentice independent adjusters, and for the registration of emergency independent adjusters; requires independent adjusters to take and pass a written examination; provides for nonresident licensing; requires independent adjusters to complete minimum continuing education on a biennial basis; provides standards of conduct; requires independent adjusters to report administrative action taken against them in other jurisdictions.
06/09/2011    Signed by Governor.
06/09/2011    Act No. 2011-637
Alaska
 
Arizona
AZ H 2048    Seel (R)
Title:    Apprentice Embalmer Regulations
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Relates to technical correction; relates to apprentice embalmers.
01/10/2011    Introduced.
Arkansas
 
California
CA A 163    Jeffries (R)
Title:    Department of Forestry and Fire Protection: Employees
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Requires the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to conduct a state and federal level criminal offender record information search through the Department of Justice prior to hiring an applicant for a position with the department or the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection.
03/21/2011    In Assembly Committee on Natural Resources: Reconsideration granted.

CA A 554    Atkins (D)
Title:    Employment: Workforce Services
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Requires the Workforce Investment Board and each local board to ensure that programs and services funded by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and directed to apprenticeable occupations, including preapprenticeship training, are conducted in coordination with one or more approved apprenticeship programs. Requires the Board and each local board to develop a policy of fostering collaboration between community colleges and approved apprenticeship programs.
10/05/2011    Signed by Governor.
10/06/2011    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 499

CA A 848    Campos (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Programs
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction or the Chancellor of the State Community Colleges to require recipients of reimbursements for related and supplemental instruction provided to apprentices in the building and construction trades to report annually information concerning the number and percentage of apprentices who have received postsecondary educational credit and the amount of credit earned, and the number and percentage of apprentice graduates who have completed a postsecondary degree.
08/25/2011    In Senate Committee on Appropriations: Held in committee.

CA A 923    Fong (D)
Title:    Workforce Development: Lifelong Learning Accounts
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Creates the Lifelong Learning Accounts Initiative Program, for providing grants to employers and employees to establish individual lifelong learning accounts.
05/27/2011    In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Not heard.

CA A 1025    Skinner (D)
Title:    Harbors and Ports: Inland Pilots
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Amends existing law that provides for the regulation and licensing of pilots and inland pilots for the Bays of Monterey, San Francisco, San Pablo, and Suisun by the Board of Pilot Commissioners. Deletes all references to inland pilots. Requires an examination fee to be charged to each applicant to the pilot trainee training program who participates in any written or simulator examinations. Relates to safety equipment violations. Requires the appointment of a specified assistant director.
09/26/2011    Signed by Governor.
09/26/2011    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 324

CA A 1346    Atkins (D)
Title:    Division of Apprenticeship Standards: Electricians
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Makes nonsubstantive changes to existing law regarding Division of Apprenticeship Standards in the Department of Industrial Relations establishing standards for certification of electricians. Requires individuals desiring to be certified to submit an application for certification and examination that includes an employment history report from the Social Security Administration.
10/09/2011    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 693

CA S 56    Corbett (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Oversight
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Eliminates certain random audit requirements. Directs audits of apprenticeship programs generally by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards. Prescribes requirements for an application by building and construction trades programs for approval of a new or expanded apprenticeship program. Requires that each building and construction trades industry apprenticeship program provide a semiannual statement to the apprentice regarding hours of training. Requires electronic format data submission.
10/09/2011    Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter No. 696

CA S 148    Steinberg (D)
Title:    Partnership Academies: Clean Technology
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Requires the allocation of a specified sum from the Energy Resources Program Account for expenditure in the form of grants to school districts for creating and maintaining partnership academies that focus on employment in clean technology businesses and renewable energy businesses and which provide skilled workforces for the products and services for energy or water conservation, renewable energy, pollution reduction, or other technologies.
02/10/2011    To Senate Committees on Education and Energy, Utilities and Communications.

CA S 362    Berryhill T (R)
Title:    Employment: Apprenticeships
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Provides for additional civil penalties, calculated based on hours and wage rates for a contractor or subcontractor who fails to employ enough apprentice labor on a public works project. Removes the specified conditions required for the establishment of a new apprenticeship program in the building and construction trades.
04/27/2011    In Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations: Failed passage.

CA S 500    Hancock (D)
Title:    Partnership Academies
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Requests the State Department of Education to provide an analysis of the partnership academies program components and make recommendations to the Legislature, as specified. Authorizes school districts to determine the number of pupils enrolled in an academy. Requires related enrollment guidelines to include strategies to encourage, establish, and fund partnership academies serving rural districts. Authorizes enrollment of grade 9 pupils in such academies. Specifies related funding restrictions.
08/17/2011    In Assembly Committee on Appropriations: Not heard.

CA S 581    Liu (D)
Title:    Apprenticeships: Electricians
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Provides that a person in an approved apprenticeship program may perform specified electrical and other work under the supervision of a licensed electrical contractor. Specifies the kinds of nonelectrical tasks that may be validly performed by nonlicensed electrical apprentices working for a licensed electrical contractor.
03/31/2011    Re-referred to Senate Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations.
Colorado
 
Connecticut
CT H 6049    Luxenberg (D)
Title:    Partnerships Between Companies
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Facilitates partnerships between companies offering workforce development programs and community-technical colleges; allows the community-technical colleges to maximize workforce development opportunities and prevent Connecticut from losing revenue as a result of companies' inability to contract with such colleges for purposes of offering workforce development training programs.
03/22/2011    Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT H 6370    Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees
Title:    Labor Department Responsibilities
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Requires the Labor Commissioner to submit a plan to consolidate and promote efficiency of its investigative and enforcement provisions in chapters 556 to 573, inclusive, of the General Statutes; requires the plan to include recommendations concerning enforcement of wage and hour standards, employee classification, licensing and apprenticeship requirements, unemployment compensation and workers' compensation, and safety and health standards.
05/24/2011    Signed by Governor.
05/24/2011    Special Act No. 11-4

CT H 6384    Donovan (D)
Title:    Labor Departments Apprenticeship Program
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Increases the registration fees for the labor department's apprenticeship program depending on when the person registered as an apprentice and must pay a renewal registration fee until such registration is withdrawn or such person has completed an apprenticeship and possesses a valid journeyperson card of occupational license, if required; requires the amount collected by the Labor Department be deposited in the General Fund for the purpose of administering the department's apprentice training program.
03/31/2011    Committee Substitute reported out of Legislative Commissioner's Office.
03/31/2011    House Calendar No. 193.
03/31/2011    Reissued by Legislative Commissioner's Office with File No. 320

CT S 26    Prague (D)
Title:    Crane Operators
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Concerns crane operators; requires crane operator's apprentices to be enrolled in a registered apprenticeship program, and to impose additional penalties for violations of the crane operator licensing provisions.
03/15/2011    Failed Joint Favorable deadline.

CT S 549    Prague (D)
Title:    Crane and Hoisting Operators
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Concerns crane and hoisting operators; requires crane and hoisting operator's apprentices to be enrolled in a registered apprenticeship program, and to impose additional penalties for violations of the crane or hoisting operator licensing provisions.
03/15/2011    Failed Joint Favorable deadline.
Delaware
DE H 93    Carson (D)
Title:    Shellfish
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Allows for the transferring of certain shellfish licenses after completion of a commercial fishing apprenticeship program.
06/22/2011    Signed by Governor.
06/22/2011    Chapter Number 49

DE H 182    Bennett (D)
Title:    Licensure of Home Inspectors
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Regulates home inspectors; requires licensure qualifications for home inspectors practicing in this state; establishes the Board of Home Inspectors to act as the governing body over the practice of home inspection; authorizes the Board to formulate rules and regulations, evaluate the credentials of all applicants seeking to be licensed as a home inspector and grant or renew licenses; provides for a criminal history check; relates to required training and experience.
08/06/2011    Signed by Governor.
08/06/2011    Chapter Number 170
District of Columbia
DC B 414    Brown M (I)
Title:    District of Columbia Workforce Intermediary Task Force
Status:    To Congress
Summary:    (Temporary Law) Establishes, on a temporary basis, a task force to review workforce intermediary programs implemented by the governments of certain U.S. cities and to provide recommendations, for Council review and approval, for the Potential establishment of a local workforce intermediary in the District.
10/19/2011    To Congress.
10/19/2011    Projected Law Date: 12/12/2011.

DC B 565    Catania (I)
Title:    Worker Assistance
Status:    Pending
Summary:    (Permanent Law) Amends Title 47 of the District of Columbia Code to expand the criteria of eligibility for participation in the Earned Income Tax Credit program, to increase public awareness of the program, and to establish a Qualified Employee Training Tax Credit.
11/01/2011    Introduced.
11/01/2011    To Council Committee on Finance and Revenue.

DC 114 2011    Executive Order 2011-114
Title:    Workforce Investment Council
Summary:    Establishes the Workforce Investment Council to serve as a public-private partnership empowered to advise the Mayor, the Council and the District government on the development, implementation, and continued improvement of an integrated and effective workforce investment system.
Florida
FL H 175    Thompson G (D)
Title:    Barbering Interns
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Relates to barbering; provides for the selection and placement of barbering interns; requires school of barbering or a barbering program to provide written notice to Barbers' Board regarding internship sponsor and barbering intern; provides requirements and duties of internship sponsor; requires barbershop to post notice regarding services of student intern; requires barbering intern to possess written authorization to practice barbering; requires board to establish education prerequisites for interns.
05/07/2011    In House. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011    In House. Died in committee.

FL H 297    Harrison (R)
Title:    Postsecondary School To Work Program
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Relates to school to work; establishes Postsecondary School-to-Work Program to be administered jointly by State Board of Education, Board of Governors, and Department of Revenue; provides that student participating in program earns course credit at career center, Florida College System institution, or state university while employed as apprentice with private business in his or her field of study; provides for credit against corporate income tax liability for participating business.
05/07/2011    In House. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011    In House. Died in committee.

FL H 487    Gonzalez (R)
Title:    Dextromethorphan Requirements
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Relates to dextromethorphan; prohibits obtaining or delivering to an individual in retail sale any nonprescription compound, mixture, or preparation containing dextromethorphan or related compounds in excess of specified amounts; regulates retail display of products containing same; requires training of retail employees; relates to penalties; requires a person who purchases or acquires any detectable quantity of dextromethorphan or related compounds to meet specified requirements.
05/07/2011    In House. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011    In House. Died in committee.

FL H 4107    Plakon (R)
Title:    Journeymen Licensing Requirements
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Revises licensing requirements for journeymen in the plumbing/pipe fitting, mechanical, or HVAC trades; deletes requirements that certain apprenticeship programs register with former Department of Labor and Employment Security.
05/07/2011    In House. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011    In House. Died in committee.

FL S 544    Joyner (D)
Title:    Barbering Interns
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Relates to barbering; provides for the selection and placement of barbering interns; requires a school of barbering or a barbering program to provide written notice to the Barbers' Board regarding the internship sponsor and the barbering intern; requires a barbering intern to possess written authorization to practice barbering; requires the board to establish education prerequisites for barbering internships; provides a limit on the registration fee for internship sponsors.
05/07/2011    In Senate. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011    In Senate. Died in committee.

FL S 698    Richter (R)
Title:    Assisted Living Facilities
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Relates to assisted living facilities; removes a provision that exempts an assisted living facility that provides special care for persons with Alzheimer's disease or other related disorders from the requirement to pay for certain training and education programs.
05/07/2011    In Senate. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011    In Senate. Died in committee.

FL S 1208    Norman (R)
Title:    Postsecondary School To Work Program
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Establishes the Postsecondary School-to-Work Program to be administered jointly by the State Board of Education, the Board of Governors, and the Department of Revenue; provides that a student participating in the program earns course credit at a career center, Florida College System institution, or state university while employed as an apprentice with a private business in his or her field of study; provides for a credit against the corporate income tax liability for a participating business.
05/07/2011    In Senate. Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.
05/07/2011    In Senate. Died in committee.

FL H 557    Adkins (R)
Title:    Supervised Visitation and Exchange Monitoring
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to supervised visitation and exchange monitoring; adopts state standards for supervised visitation programs; provides for modification; requires standards to be published on a specified website; requires each program to annually affirm compliance to the court; provides factors to be considered when referring cases; requires alerting the court of any problems; specifies training requirements for service providers; requires criminal history background checks for employees and volunteers.
11/15/2011    To House Committee on Health and Human Services Access Subcommittee.
11/15/2011    Referred to House Committee on Civil Justice Subcommittee.
11/15/2011    Referred to House Committee on Appropriations.
11/15/2011    Referred to House Committee on Health and Human Services.
Georgia
GA H 538    Geisinger (R)
Title:    State Board of Locksmiths
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to professions, so as to provide for legislative intent; provides for definitions; creates the State Board of Locksmiths; provides for the membership, duties, and powers of such board; provides for fees; provides for the licensing and registration of locksmiths and apprentices; provides for qualifications for licensing and registration; provides for continuing education; provides for certain documentation and records; provides for identification cards.
03/16/2011    To House Committee on Regulated Industries.
Guam
 
Hawaii
HI H 20    Marumoto (R)
Title:    Public Works Bids
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Repeals Act 17, Session Laws of Hawaii 2010, which relates to bid reduction for bids on public works contracts by certain parties to a registered apprenticeship program.
01/24/2011    Subsequent referral set for: House Committee on Finance.

HI H 656    Evans (D)
Title:    Intoxicating Liquor
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Authorizes the county liquor commissions to require training and certification for liquor servers.
01/27/2011    In Committee: Measure Deferred.

HI H 942    Lee M (D)
Title:    Intoxicating Liquor
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Requires the liquor commission to provide alcohol servers with mandatory training on serving alcohol.
01/26/2011    To House Committee on Economic Revitalization and Business.

HI S 465    Galuteria (D)
Title:    Short Form Bill - Training
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    (Short Form) Relates to training.
01/24/2011    To Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor.

HI S 741    Espero (D)
Title:    Intoxicating Liquor
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Authorizes the county liquor commissions to require training and certification for liquor servers.
04/18/2011    To Conference Committee.
Idaho
ID H 70    House Business Committee
Title:    Electrical Apprentice Registration
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Amends existing law relating to electrical apprentices; provides for renewal of certain registrations and to provide requirements relating to renewal of certain registrations.
02/24/2011    Signed by Governor.
02/28/2011    Chaptered. Chapter No. 16
Illinois
IL H 2987    Verschoore (D)
Title:    Project Labor Agreements Act
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Creates the Project Labor Agreements Act; requires State entities to include a project labor agreement on public works projects; requires the State entity to negotiate the project labor agreement in good faith with labor organizations in the construction industry; provides that a project labor agreement set forth goals for apprenticeship and total hours to be performed by minorities and females; provides for a report; provides for a repeal.
07/27/2011    Signed by Governor.
07/27/2011    Public Act No. 199

IL H 3010    Biss (D)
Title:    Training and Apprenticeship Programs
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Amends the Human Rights Act; relates to training or apprenticeship program; provides that the definition of disability also includes any mental, psychological or developmental disability; includes autism spectrum disorders; provides that the definition applies to provisions concerning public accommodations.
08/16/2011    Signed by Governor.
08/16/2011    Public Act No. 410

IL H 3201    Golar (D)
Title:    Human Rights Act
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Amends the Human Rights Act; provides that unless otherwise authorized by law, it is a civil rights violation for any employer, employment agency or labor organization to inquire into or to use the fact of a felony conviction that was entered more than 7 years earlier as a basis to refuse to hire, to segregate, or to act with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion, renewal of employment, selection for training or apprenticeship, discharge, discipline, tenure or terms, privileges.
03/17/2011    Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 3314    Mitchell B (R)
Title:    Employment Advisory Boards
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Amends the Central Economic Development Authority Act; authorizes the Central Economic Development Authority to create one or more employment advisory boards to report to the Authority on employment related issues; provides that employment advisory boards shall include representatives from businesses and vocational training institutions, including manufacturers, health care providers, community colleges, and producers and shippers of commodity and value-added farm products.
07/22/2011    Signed by Governor.
07/22/2011    Public Act No. 176

IL H 3429    Phelps (D)
Title:    Crane Licensing Public Safety Act
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Creates the Crane Licensing Public Safety Act; provides for the licensure of crane operators and apprentice crane operators by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation; creates the Crane Operators Licensing Board; sets forth qualifications for licensure, grounds for disciplinary action, and administrative procedures; amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to set a repeal date for the new Act of January 1, 2021; amends the State Finance Act to create the Crane Operators Licensing Fund.
03/17/2011    Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL H 3568    Harris D (R)
Title:    Income Tax Act
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Amends the Income Tax Act; reinstates the training expense credit for tax years ending on or after December 31, 2011 and on or before December 30, 2021; increases the amount of the credit from 1.6% of training expenses to 2% of training expenses; provides that the training expense credit earned on or after December 31, 2011 may be carried forward.
03/17/2011    Rereferred to House Committee on Rules.

IL S 373    Cullerton (D)
Title:    State Construction Minority and Female Building Trades
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Amends the State Construction Minority and Female Building Trades Act; makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.
07/23/2011    Rule 3-9(b)/ Re-referred to Assignments Committee.

IL S 1735    Jacobs M (D)
Title:    Department of Transportation Law
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Amends the Department of Transportation Law; provides that the Department of Transportation shall certify an apprenticeship program as able to teach, train, and test their own members for any required quality assurance and quality control certifications; provides that the Department shall certify the curricula and shall make all course curricula available; provides that the Department and the apprenticeship program shall mutually agree upon a third party to administer testing.
05/03/2011    In Senate. Amendment No. 3 filed. Referred to Assignments.
05/12/2011    From Senate Committee on Assignments: Referred to Senate Committee on Labor Amendment No. 3.
05/13/2011    From Senate Committee on Labor: Approved for consideration - Amendment No. 3.
05/13/2011    In Senate. Committee Deadline Extended to May 31, 2011.
05/19/2011    In Senate. Recalled to second reading.
05/19/2011    In Senate. Read second time. Adopted Amendment No. 2 & 3.
05/19/2011    In Senate. Placed on Calendar Order Second Reading.
05/19/2011    In Senate. Read third time. Passed Senate. To House.
05/20/2011    To House Committee on Rules.
Indiana
 
Iowa
 
Kansas
KS S 196    Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee
Title:    Income Tax Liability and Impact Program Changes
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Relates the IMPACT program; authorizes expensing of investment expenditures as a deduction in calculating Kansas income tax liability and impact program changes; relates to the job creation fund; provides a checkoff for the Kansas hometown heroes fund; provides for construction and remodeling sales and tax exemptions and a sales tax exemption on sale and installation of machinery and equipment.
08/10/2011    Chapter No. 2011-116
Kentucky
 
Louisiana
LA S 28    Nevers (D)
Title:    Tax
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Extends employer's non-refundable apprenticeship tax credit against income tax and corporation franchise tax to taxable periods ending prior to January 1, 2015.
06/24/2011    Signed by Governor.
06/24/2011    Act No. 126
Maine
ME H 249    Volk (R)
Title:    Lobstering Traditions
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Authorizes the transfer of a Class I, Class II or Class III lobster and crab fishing license by the license holder to that person's child under certain circumstances. The child who is receiving the license by transfer must have lobstered in Maine for 5 years, maintained Maine residency for at least 10 years and completed a Department of Marine Resources apprentice program for entry into the lobster fishery, and the license holder and the transferee must notify the department in writing of the transfer.
04/28/2011    Senate adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.

ME H 480    Sarty (R)
Title:    Apprentice Trapper License
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Creates an apprentice trapper license; provides that an apprentice trapper license allows a person who has never held a trapping license to go trapping with an experienced trapper for up to one year without having to take a trapper education course; provides that the licensee must, while trapping, be under the direct supervision of an experienced trapper at all times; provides that an apprentice trapper license allows a person to trap for all species that may be legally trapped, except black bear.
04/25/2011    Signed by Governor.
04/25/2011    Public Law No. 2011-51

ME H 929    Bickford (R)
Title:    Back to Work Program
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    (Resolve) Authorizes the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation to study the establishment of a voluntary workplace training program.
06/15/2011    Became law without Governor’s signature.
06/15/2011    Resolve No. 2011-84

ME H 941    Volk (R)
Title:    Lobster Fishing
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Allows an individual who has completed the Department of Marine Resources' apprentice program to enter the lobster fishery with the same number of trap tags allowed a license holder at the time of the individual's entrance into the apprentice program, or to enter the lobster fishery with a limited entry zone as the declared lobster zone based on the limits on new zone entrants that were in effect at the time of the individual's entrance into the apprentice program.
05/12/2011    House adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
05/12/2011    Senate adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.

ME H 987    Burns D R (R)
Title:    Workplace and Minors
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Amends the laws governing employment practices in the following ways: 1. It establishes a training wage for trainees or secondary students under 20 years of age at $5.25 per hour for their first 180 days of employment; 2. It eliminates the maximum number of hours a minor 16 years of age or older can work during school days; 3. It allows a minor under 16 years of age to work up to 4 hours on a school day during hours when school is not in session.
05/11/2011    House adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
05/11/2011    Senate adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.

ME H 1053    Stuckey (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Program Funding
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Requires the Maine Jobs Council, through the Standing Committee on Apprenticeship, to establish apprenticeships in high wage, high demand occupations; requires the Department of Labor to increase the availability of apprenticeship programs and competitive skills scholarships for students in apprenticeship programs; also requires the Maine Community College System to expand training programs for high demand allied health care occupations.
05/10/2011    House adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.
05/10/2011    Senate adopts Majority Committee Report: Ought not to pass.

ME LR 866    Sarty (R)
Title:    Apprenticeship Trapper License
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Creates an apprenticeship trapper license.
02/16/2011    Assigned House Paper number 480 and LD 650

ME LR 1312    Senator Gerzofsky
Title:    Lobster Fishing Licenses and Apprentice Programs
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Provides a lobster fishing license to persons denied access to the apprentice program.
01/13/2011    Filed.

ME LR 1566    Senator Goodall
Title:    Internship Employment Tax Credit
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Creates an internship employment tax credit.
03/28/2011    Assigned Senate Paper number 413 and LD 1336

ME LR 1678    Moulton (R)
Title:    Code Enforcement Training Requirements
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Modifies the requirements for code enforcement training.
03/14/2011    Assigned House Paper number 840 and LD 1128

ME LR 2597    Senator Jackson
Title:    Training and Employment Pilot Program
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes a pilot program for partnering employers with skilled employees for training and employment.
10/31/2011    Rejected by Legislative Council.

ME LR 2621    Agency and Department
Title:    Apprenticeship Program Standards and Federal Regulation
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Makes Maine apprenticeship program standards comply with federal apprenticeship regulations.
10/17/2011    Filed.

ME S 371    Diamond (D)
Title:    Oil Storage Facility Operator Training
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Current rules of the Department of Environmental Protection require persons in charge of the daily operations of oil storage facilities to undergo a department training program in the monitoring, maintenance and operating procedures of those facilities; requires the training program to be completed every 2 years and allows the department to approve training done by a 3rd party.
06/13/2011    Signed by Governor.
06/13/2011    Public Law No. 2011-317

ME S 413    Goodall (D)
Title:    Internship Employment Tax Credit
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Creates a tax credit for employers that employ qualified interns. The employer is entitled to a nonrefundable credit equal to 10% of the wages, stipend or salary paid to the intern and may not receive more than $3,000 in total credits for all taxable years combined. The credit applies to the wages, stipend or salary of no more than 5 interns employed at the same time.
06/09/2011    House insists.
06/09/2011    In House. Placed in Legislative File (Dead).
Maryland
MD H 1303    Hucker (D)
Title:    First Aid Training
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Requires an employer to provide in-person training in basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation at least once every 3 years to an employee who works in or in the immediate vicinity of a manhole or a specified confined space; prohibits an employer from allowing or causing an employee to work in a manhole or a specified confined space unless each employee working in or in the immediate vicinity of the manhole or confined space is trained to administer basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
03/07/2011    Reassigned to House Committee on Economic Matters.

MD S 475    Benson (D)
Title:    State Board of Plumbing
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Prohibits the State Board of Plumbing from renewing an apprentice plumber license or apprentice natural gas fitters license for more than three consecutive terms if the licensee has not taken or registered to take a journey plumber examination or journeyman gas fitters examination, subject to specified exceptions.
04/07/2011    From House Committee on Economic Matters: Reported unfavorably.

MD S 720    Mathias (D)
Title:    Commercial Fishing Apprenticeship Permit
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Provides that practical commercial fishing experience obtained in certain jurisdictions applies toward the requirements for obtaining a commercial tidal fishing license through the commercial fishing apprenticeship permit; requires an apprenticeship permittee to obtain the required practical experience within a specified period of time before applying for a commercial fishing license or authorization.
04/12/2011    Signed by Governor.
04/12/2011    Chapter No. 86
Massachusetts
MA H 93    Atsalis (D)
Title:    Apprentice Cosmetologist
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Defines the term "apprentice cosmetologist" under the law regulating the practice of cosmetology.
05/03/2011    In Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 95    Atsalis (D)
Title:    Apprenticeships Under the Practice of Cosmetology
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Regulates apprenticeships under the practice of cosmetology.
05/03/2011    In Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 363    Honan (D)
Title:    Apprentice Training Program for Foreclosed Properties
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes an apprentice training program for the rehabilitation of foreclosed properties within the Department of Housing and Community Development.
11/01/2011    From Joint Committee on Housing: Ought to pass.

MA H 599    Lewis (D)
Title:    Training of Personal Care Attendants
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to the training of personal care attendants.
07/19/2011    In Joint Committee on Public Health: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 999    Atsalis (D)
Title:    Apprenticeships in the Practice of Cosmetology
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Regulates apprenticeships under the practice of cosmetology.
05/03/2011    In Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 1264    Honan (D)
Title:    Fair Working Standards in the Production of Housing
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Promotes fair working standards in the production of housing; provides that no building permit shall be issued for the construction of a building containing 50 or more housing units unless the developer, contractor or subcontractor working on the developers behalf meets certain employer requirements, participates in a bona fide apprentice training program that is approved by the Division of Apprentice Training, and properly classifies and treats their employees as employees for certain purposes.
05/31/2011    In Joint Committee on Housing: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 2302    Jones (R)
Title:    Minimum Training Wage
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to the establishment of a minimum training wage.
11/03/2011    In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 3245    McMurtry (D)
Title:    Education Requirements for Class 2 Licenses
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to regulating educational requirements for class 2 motor vehicle licensees; relates to the used car industry and occupational training; relates to continuing education for motor vehicle dealers.
05/10/2011    In Joint Committee on Transportation: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA H 3514    Murphy C (D)
Title:    Elevator and Escalator Safety
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to elevator, escalator and moving walk safety; requires constructor, maintenance and repair licensure; requires inspector licensure; provides for examinations in municipalities; relates to apprenticeship programs and continuing education.
11/17/2011    In Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA HD 90    Atsalis (D)
Title:    Defining the Term Apprentice Cosmetologist
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Defines the term apprentice cosmetologist.
01/07/2011    Assigned House Bill No. 93

MA HD 92    Atsalis (D)
Title:    Apprenticeships Under the Practice of Cosmetology
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Regulates apprenticeships under the practice of cosmetology.
01/07/2011    Assigned House Bill No. 95

MA HD 573    Honan (D)
Title:    Rehabilitation of Foreclosed Property
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes an apprentice training program for the rehabilitation of foreclosed properties.
01/18/2011    Assigned House Bill No. 363

MA HD 2483    Jones (R)
Title:    Establishment of a Minimum Training Wage
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to the establishment of a minimum training wage.
01/20/2011    Assigned House Bill No. 2302

MA HD 4057    Ferrante (D)
Title:    Division of Apprentice Training Funds
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to apprentice training funds in the Division of Apprentice Training.
09/29/2011    Filed.

MA S 943    Moore M (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Programs
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to apprenticeship programs; defines terms.
11/17/2011    In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 971    Tolman (D)
Title:    Young Worker Training and Career Opportunities
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Enhances training and career opportunities for young workers; requires all offerers and contractors for procurement of energy management services to establish an apprentice training program.
10/27/2011    In Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: Heard. Eligible for Executive Session.

MA S 2016    Kennedy (D)
Title:    Real Estate Appraiser Education Requirements
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Further regulates the continuing education requirements for certain real estate appraisers and trainees.
09/19/2011    Introduced.
09/19/2011    Filed as Senate Docket 2037
09/19/2011    To Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

MA SD 178    Timilty J (D)
Title:    Workplace Violence
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Requires health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence.
01/21/2011    Assigned Senate Bill No. 1237

MA SD 1723    Moore M (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Programs
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to apprenticeship programs.
01/21/2011    Assigned Senate Bill No. 943
Michigan
MI H 4166    Ananich (D)
Title:    Unemployment Benefits
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Revises eligibility for unemployment benefits for part-time employees and training participants.
02/01/2011    Introduced.
02/01/2011    To House Committee on Commerce.

MI H 4967    Farrington (R)
Title:    Business Tax Credits for Job Training
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Relates to business income tax credits; provides for new jobs training programs and corresponding withholding requirements; provides for recapture of credits earned under previous business tax acts; provides that a credit for a tangible asset that has been sold or transferred out of state shall have an amount equal to specified sums added back to the tax liability for that same tax year; provides for calculation of the gross proceeds derived; provides for the apportionment factor.
10/11/2011    Signed by Governor.
10/13/2011    Public Act No. 181

MI S 447    Kahn (R)
Title:    Water Treatment and Distribution Operator Training
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Authorizes a program for training person seeking to be certified as operators of water treatment and water distribution systems; authorizes the charging of fees for these programs.
09/20/2011    Signed by Governor.
09/21/2011    Public Act No. 147
Minnesota
MN H 40    Norton (DFL)
Title:    Workforce Development and Learning Programs
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to workforce development; establishes a lifelong learning account program; allows tax credits to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts; appropriates money.
03/14/2011    From House Committee on Higher Education Policy and Finance: Do pass.
03/14/2011    Rereferred to House Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance.

MN S 843    Senjem (R)
Title:    Workforce Development
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to workforce development; establishes a lifelong learning account program; allows tax credits to employers and employees for contributions to lifelong learning accounts; appropriates money.
03/16/2011    Introduced.
03/16/2011    To Senate Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.

MN S 947    Tomassoni (DFL)
Title:    Economic Development
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to economic development; establishes grant program for collaborative activities to reduce unemployment among minority populations; appropriates money.
03/21/2011    Introduced.
03/21/2011    To Senate Committee on Jobs and Economic Growth.
Mississippi
MS H 971    Scott O (D)
Title:    High School Graduation Requirements
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Requires each public school student to prepare an interim next-step plan setting forth the coursework remaining for the grades until the student's graduation; prescribes certain courses that students must complete for graduation; authorizes students to earn a Mississippi diploma of excellence by completing a more intense curriculum; authorizes school districts to provide for pre-apprenticeship programs that are industry taught or guided for qualified high school students.
02/01/2011    Died in committee.
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Nebraska
MS H 971    Scott O (D)
Title:    High School Graduation Requirements
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Requires each public school student to prepare an interim next-step plan setting forth the coursework remaining for the grades until the student's graduation; prescribes certain courses that students must complete for graduation; authorizes students to earn a Mississippi diploma of excellence by completing a more intense curriculum; authorizes school districts to provide for pre-apprenticeship programs that are industry taught or guided for qualified high school students.
02/01/2011    Died in committee.
Nevada
NV A 211    Aizley (D)
Title:    Discriminatory Employment Practices
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Relates to employment practices; prohibits discriminatory employment practices based upon gender identity or expression; authorizes the Nevada Equal Rights Commission to investigate certain acts of prejudice against a person with regard to employment based on gender identity or expression, disability or sexual orientation; includes apprenticeships, employment agencies, labor organizations, joint labor-management committees and contractors; regulates advertising.
05/24/2011    Signed by Governor.
05/24/2011    Chaptered. Chapter No. 112.

NV A 304    Bobzien (D)
Title:    Certification of Fire Performers and Apprentices
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Provides for the certification of fire performers and apprentice fire performers; provides that a person is prohibited from acting as a fire performer unless they are the holder of a certificate of registration as a fire performer; authorizes a person to act as a fire performer if they hold a certificate of registration as an apprentice fire performer; prohibits an apprentice from acting as a fire performer unless they are supervised by a registered fire performer who is at least 21 years of age.
06/02/2011    Signed by Governor.
06/03/2011    Chaptered. Chapter No. 237.

NV A 546    Assembly Education Committee
Title:    Provisions Governing Early Childhood Care and Education
Status:    Vetoed
Summary:    Establishes the Early Childhood Advisory Council; requires the Council to develop standards for the training of persons employed in early childhood care; requires licensed child care facilities which receive certain government subsidies to ensure that each employee who provides child care services to children who are in early childhood receives approved training in the Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards.
06/15/2011    Vetoed by Governor.

NV BDR 885    Bobzien (D)
Title:    Apprentice Fire Performers Certification
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Provides for the certification of apprentice fire performers.
03/17/2011    Assigned Assembly Bill No. 304.
New Hampshire
NH H 503    Infantine (R)
Title:    Apprentice Electricians
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Allows a master electrician licensed by the electricians' board to have no more than 2 apprentice electricians under his or her personal supervision; allows a master electrician to be employed by another master electrician.
05/16/2011    Signed by Governor.
05/16/2011    Chapter No. 78.

NH LSR 801    Infantine (R)
Title:    Master Electricians
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Allows a master electrician licensed by the electricians' board to have 2 apprentice electricians under his or her supervision.
01/21/2011    Assigned Bill Number: H 503

NH LSR 1044    Office of Odell
Title:    Nonprofit Corporation Officer Training
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to training of officers of nonprofit corporations.
01/19/2011    Assigned Bill Number: S 177

NH LSR 2006    Gorman (D)
Title:    Barbering Apprentices
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to barbering apprentices.
06/02/2011    Filed.

NH LSR 2816    Itse (R)
Title:    Electrical College Preservation
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Supports the preservation of the electrical college.
10/07/2011    Filed.

NH S 177    Odell (R)
Title:    Training of Directors and Officers for Nonprofit
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to training of directors and officers of nonprofit corporations.
03/16/2011    To Senate Committee on Executive Departments and Administration.
New Jersey
NJ A 518    Amodeo (R)
Title:    Aviation Related Employees
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Provides gross income tax exclusion for income earned in aviation related employment during or after qualified aviation related job training.
01/12/2010    To Assembly Committee on Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities.

NJ A 824    Albano (D)
Title:    Alcoholic Beverages Educational Program
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Requires persons who serve alcoholic beverages in bars and restaurants to complete educational program.
01/12/2010    To Assembly Committee on Law and Public Safety.

NJ A 2144    DeAngelo (D)
Title:    State Buildings Maintenance Workers
Status:    Vetoed
Summary:    Provides that any state agency shall have the ability to hire directly in-house maintenance personnel for the purposes of routine maintenance inside that building, under the direct supervision and at the discretion of the building owner, for work that is not required to be publicly bid, and the employees may be of skilled labor who have completed an apprenticeship program.
03/14/2011    Vetoed by Governor.

NJ A 2253    DeAngelo (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Programs Public Works Contractors
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Concerns apprenticeship programs and other standards for public works contractors.
02/11/2010    Introduced.
02/11/2010    To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NJ A 2710    Rible (R)
Title:    Security Officer Training
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Requires training and registration for in-house security officers.
05/13/2010    Introduced.
05/13/2010    To Assembly Committee on Law and Public Safety.

NJ A 3418    Coughlin (D)
Title:    Bus Tax Credit
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Allows corporation business tax credit and gross income tax credit for certain wages paid to qualified interns in tax years 2012 and 2013.
01/06/2011    Substituted by S 2373

NJ A 3584    Oliver (D)
Title:    Work Now New Jersey Program
Status:    Vetoed
Summary:    Creates the Back to Work NJ Program; provides workplace training to certain eligible unemployment insurance beneficiaries; allows eligible participants who are receiving unemployment insurance benefits to receive workplace training from an eligible employer; provides for the maximum number of hours of such training; provides the participant would be given extra money to cover related costs; provides participation is voluntary; defines eligible employer; provides an appropriation for the program.
02/18/2011    Vetoed by Governor.

NJ A 4291    Bucco AM (R)
Title:    Company Tax Credit
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Provides tax credits to companies contributing to loan and loan redemption program for residents who attend institutions of higher education in the State and work at such a company upon graduation.
11/10/2011    Filed.

NJ S 186    Scutari (D)
Title:    Land Surveyor Licensing
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Revises qualifications for licensure for land surveyors and for certificates of registration for surveyors-in-training.
01/12/2010    To Senate Committee on Commerce.

NJ S 605    Baroni (R)
Title:    Business Revitalization Tax Credit
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Allows corporation business tax and gross income tax credits, employer unemployment tax rebates, sales tax exemption, property tax freeze and employee skill training program as incentives for business revitalization in distressed shopping centers.
01/12/2010    To Senate Committee on Commerce.

NJ S 2064    Norcross (D)
Title:    Master Plumber
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Allows a master plumber and supervised journeyman plumber and HVAC contractors to perform propane services.
04/06/2011    Chapter No. 2011-43

NJ S 2373    Vitale (D)
Title:    Business Tax Credit for Interns
Status:    Vetoed
Summary:    Allows corporation business tax credit and gross income tax credit for a specified percentage or amount of wages paid to qualified interns in tax years 2012 and 2013; provides a per intern bonus for employing additional qualifying interns.
02/18/2011    Vetoed by Governor.

NJ S 2560    Greenstein (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Programs Standards For Public Works
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Concerns apprenticeship programs and other standards for public works contractors.
12/13/2010    Introduced.
12/13/2010    To Senate Committee on Labor.

NJ S 2585    Greenstein (D)
Title:    Unemployment Insurance Monitor Workplace Training
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Concerns monitoring of certain workplace training for unemployment insurance beneficiaries.
12/20/2010    Introduced.
12/20/2010    To Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.
12/20/2010    From Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

NJ S 2913    Smith B (D)
Title:    Apprentice Youth Hunting Licenses
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes apprentice youth firearm hunting license and apprentice youth bow and arrow license.
11/10/2011    From Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations.

NJ S 3080    Greenstein (D)
Title:    Back to Work NJ Program
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes Back to Work NJ Program; allows a participant who is receiving unemployment insurance benefits to receive workplace training from an eligible employer; provides that an eligible participant in the program may receive workplace training from an eligible employer for a maximum of 24 hours per week for up to 6 weeks; includes weekly funds to help defray training related costs, including transportation, clothing, and child care; requires that participation in the program be voluntary.
11/10/2011    From Senate Committee on Budget and Appropriations as amended.
New Mexico
NM H 8    Lujan B (D)
Title:    Development Training Appropriation
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Makes an appropriation for development training for certain new or expanding industries and businesses in the state.
04/05/2011    Signed by Governor.
04/05/2011    Chaptered. Chapter No. 2011-62

NM S 424    Sanchez B (D)
Title:    Economic Development and Enterprise Fund
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Relates to economic development; creates the New Mexico 9000 Program Enterprise Fund to be used for expenses with the delivery of training, auditing and certification, as well as expenses associated with administering the program and supporting participating businesses within the state in obtaining and maintaining international organization for standardization certification.
04/05/2011    Signed by Governor.
04/05/2011    Chaptered. Chapter No. 2011-79
New York
NY A 104    Montesano (R)
Title:    Registration of Apprenticeship Programs
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Makes provisions for registration of apprenticeship programs and agreement and repeals related program.
01/05/2011    Introduced.
01/05/2011    To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 1814    Jaffee (D)
Title:    Use of Disposable Plastic Bags
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to the use of disposable, plastic bags by supermarket or grocery store chains with five or more stores; imposes violations for the failure to conduct certain training of the use of such disposable, plastic bags.
01/12/2011    To Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation.

NY A 1821    Jeffries (D)
Title:    Contracts for Commercial Or Industrial Projects
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Provides that certain contracts for commercial or industrial projects or multiple dwelling projects shall contain a provision requiring certification that laborers, workers, and mechanics working on the project have completed a ten hour OSHA construction safety and health course; provides for a civil penalty for non-compliance.
01/12/2011    To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 2274    Reilly (D)
Title:    Workers Compensation Law
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Amends the workers' compensation law definition of employee to exclude persons during a period of orientation or training when such persons are intending to become independent contractors.
01/14/2011    Introduced.
01/14/2011    To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 3193    Morelle (D)
Title:    Creation of the Manufacturing Technology Act
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Provides for the creation of the manufacturing technology act to provide grant assistance for retraining and upgrading existing factories.
01/24/2011    Introduced.
01/24/2011    To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 3254    Morelle (D)
Title:    Tax Credit for Training Expenses
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes a tax credit for training expenses for emerging technology employees; requires that training must be for full-time employees involved in the development, modification or improvement of equipment and systems that involve advanced computer software and hardware.
01/24/2011    Introduced.
01/24/2011    To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.

NY A 3417    Schimminger (D)
Title:    Investment Tax Credit
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes a five percent investment tax credit against the franchise tax imposed upon corporations for a portion of training or retraining expenses incurred by them in an eligible business facility, pursuant to rules and regulation of the department of taxation and finance promulgated in consultation with the department of labor.
01/25/2011    Introduced.
01/25/2011    To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.

NY A 3763    Englebright (D)
Title:    Hospital Notice to Employees and Patients
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Requires hospitals to provide notice to employees and patients of environmental health and safety hazards; requires the appointment of an environmental health and safety information access contact person by each hospital; provides that each hospital shall annually educate employees as to their right to all information about health and safety conditions in the hospital; makes related provisions.
01/27/2011    Introduced.
01/27/2011    To Assembly Committee on Health.

NY A 3823    Englebright (D)
Title:    Mature Worker Business Initiative
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes the mature worker business initiative within the state office for the aging to encourage businesses to recruit, retain and retrain mature workers.
01/27/2011    Introduced.
01/27/2011    To Assembly Committee on Aging.

NY A 6243    Kavanagh (D)
Title:    Volunteerism By Making Use of Databases
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Expands volunteerism by making use of the databases of statewide aging organizations, and institutes volunteer certificate programs which train volunteers and individuals in programs to use the volunteers.
03/11/2011    Introduced.
03/11/2011    To Assembly Committee on Aging.

NY A 6246    Magnarelli (D)
Title:    Tax Credit for Provision of Day Care Services
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Provides employers with a tax credit in an amount not to exceed 20% of expenses incurred in providing day care services to the children and wards of its employees and in training persons employed by the taxpayer or a third party provider rendering such services; receives such credit the facility or program rendering day care services must be licensed.
03/11/2011    Introduced.
03/11/2011    To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.

NY A 6254    Brennan (D)
Title:    Minimum Standards for Subsidized Jobs Act
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Enacts the minimum standards for subsidized jobs act; provides that entities eligible to receive economic development subsidies must: pay each employee a minimum wage that's at least one dollar higher than state minimum wage levels; offers health insurance benefit plans to employees employed at least 35 hours per week; offers at least twenty percent of its workers a worker training program.
03/11/2011    Introduced.
03/11/2011    To Assembly Committee on Economic Development.

NY A 6512    Kolb (R)
Title:    Corporate Business and Personal Income Tax
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes corporate business and personal income tax credits for taxpayers (employers of 100 or fewer) who provide employees with on-the-job training in an amount up to $300 per employee.
03/21/2011    Introduced.
03/21/2011    To Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.

NY A 6528    Kolb (R)
Title:    Training Wage
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes a training wage equal to eighty-five percent of the state minimum wage or federal minimum wage, whichever is greater, that may be paid to a youth who has no prior job experience; provides that no youth may be paid a training wage for more than one hundred eighty days.
03/21/2011    Introduced.
03/21/2011    To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 7113    Graf (R)
Title:    Assessor of the County of Suffolk
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Authorizes the assessor of the county of Suffolk to accept an application for exemption from real property taxes from Plumbers Local Union No; 200 Apprenticeship Training Fund for certain parcels of land located in the town of Islip.
06/20/2011    Substituted by S 4600.

NY A 7372    Rivera P (D)
Title:    State Apprenticeship and Training Council
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to the membership of the state apprenticeship and training council.
05/03/2011    Introduced.
05/03/2011    To Assembly Committee on Labor.

NY A 8195    Rosenthal (D)
Title:    Sexual Harassment Training for Hotel Employees
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Requires sexual harassment training for hotel and motel employees; operators shall certify to the department that they have conducted sexual harassment training; trains every two years for employees; requires "know your rights" brochure and employee bill of rights.
06/21/2011    Passed Assembly. To Senate.
06/21/2011    To Senate Committee on Rules.

NY S 76    Peralta (D)
Title:    Construction Safety Course Accountability Act
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Enacts the construction safety course accountability act; requires any entity or organization which offers a course to laborers, workers or mechanics in construction safety and health approved by the United States department of labor's occupational safety and health administration that is at least 10 hours in duration, including, but not limited to courses given in order that such laborers, workers, mechanics may be eligible to work on certain projects pursuant to any local rule, regulation or ordinance.
01/05/2011    Introduced.
01/05/2011    To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 293    Diaz Ru (D)
Title:    Contractor Occupational Safety and Health Requirements
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Requires that all persons working on contracts for construction, reconstruction, repair or maintenance valued at a specified sum or more receive at least ten hours of OSHA training prior to their performance of work.
04/05/2011    In Senate Committee on Labor: Defeated.

NY S 495    Robach (R)
Title:    Empire State Internship Program
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Creates the Empire State Internship Program; provides for participation by schools in certain work-based learning systems; provides that workplace experiences in the program shall carry academic credit; provides for a specified report; provides for student eligibility.
01/05/2011    Introduced.
01/05/2011    To Senate Committee on Education.

NY S 723    Peralta (D)
Title:    Dedicated Occupational Safety and Health Training
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to the Dedicated Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education and Occupational Health Clinic Programs Fund.
01/05/2011    To Senate Committee on Education.

NY S 1845    Oppenheimer (D)
Title:    Tax Credit for Day Care Services
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Provides employers with a tax credit in an amount not to exceed 20% of expenses incurred in providing day care services to the children and wards of its employees and in training persons employed by the taxpayer or a third party provider rendering such services; receives such credit the facility or program rendering day care services must be licensed.
01/13/2011    To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 2178    Golden (R)
Title:    Mature Worker Business Initiative
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes the mature worker business initiative within the state office for the aging to encourage businesses to recruit, retain and retrain mature workers; describes the general powers and duties of the mature worker business initiative council.
01/18/2011    Introduced.
01/18/2011    To Senate Committee on AGING.

NY S 3273    Hassell-Thompson (D)
Title:    Omnibus Prevailing Wage Enforcement Act
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Enacts the "Omnibus Prevailing Wage Enforcement Act"; creates the office of the prevailing wage fraud inspector general for increased vigilance in the effort to achieve prevailing wage enforcement; allows public authorities to require that successful bidders for public works jobs participate in a state-sponsored apprenticeship program; makes related provisions.
02/15/2011    Introduced.
02/15/2011    To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 3748    Robach (R)
Title:    State Apprenticeship and Training Council
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to the membership of the state apprenticeship and training council.
03/03/2011    Introduced.
03/03/2011    To Senate Committee on Labor.

NY S 5217    Martins (R)
Title:    Specifications for Public Works Contracts
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to specifications for public works contracts; requires that certain contractors and subcontractors participate in apprenticeship training programs.
05/03/2011    Introduced.
05/03/2011    To Senate Committee on Local Government.

NY S 5351    Kennedy (D)
Title:    Five Percent Investment Tax Credit
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Establishes a five percent investment tax credit against the franchise tax imposed upon corporations for a portion of training or retraining expenses incurred by them in an eligible business facility, pursuant to rules and regulations of the department of taxation and finance promulgated in consultation with the department of labor.
05/11/2011    Introduced.
05/11/2011    To Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations.

NY S 5371    Adams (D)
Title:    Carrying of Tasers or Stun Guns by Conductors
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Authorizes, after a required training course, conductors and motormen to carry tasers or electronic stun guns during the performance of his or her duties.
06/03/2011    Amended in Senate Committee on Codes.

NY S 5606    Little (R)
Title:    Sexual Harassment Training for Hotel Employees
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Requires sexual harassment training for hotel and motel employees; operators shall certify to the department that they have conducted sexual harassment training; trains every two years for employees.
06/08/2011    Amended in Senate Committee on Labor.
North Carolina
NC H 769    Cotham (D)
Title:    Highschool to Work Partnerships
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Directs local boards of education to encourage high schools and local businesses to partner, specifically targeting students who may not seek higher education, and facilitate high school to work partnerships; encourages local businesses to work with local high schools to create opportunities for students to complete a job shadow, internship, or apprenticeship; encourages high schools to designate the local Career and Technical Education administrator to be the point person for local businesses to contact.
05/26/2011    Signed by Governor.
05/26/2011    Session Law Number 2011-91

NC S 345    Garrou (D)
Title:    Investments and Economically Distressed Times
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Retains and encourage investment in economically distressed times to remain eligible to take an installment of a credit earned under the Bill Lee Act.
11/08/2011    2011 General Assembly - First Session Adjourned - Carried Over to 2012 General Assembly - Second Session.

NC S 670    Hartsell (R)
Title:    State Hearing Aid Dealers
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Relates to hearing aid fitting and dispensing by certain licensed audiologists; revises the membership on the State Hearing Aid Dealers and Fitters Board; provides that one member shall be a person with hearing loss to represent the interest of hearing aid consumers; requires an apprentice to apply to the board for registration and obtain sponsorship by a person authorized to fit and sell hearing aids in this state; provides for a registration fee.
06/27/2011    Signed by Governor.
06/27/2011    Session Law Number 2011-311
North Dakota
 
Ohio
OH H 111    Williams S (D)
Title:    Income Tax Deduction for Small Business
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Authorizes an income tax deduction for small business owners' reinvestment of undistributed profits in business property, employee training, or research and development.
02/22/2011    Introduced.
02/22/2011    To House Committee on Rules and Reference.
02/22/2011    From House Committee on Rules and Reference: Recommended referral.
02/22/2011    To House Committee on Ways and Means.

OH H 258    Grossman (R)
Title:    Income Tax Exemption
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Exempts from taxation for five years the earned income of an individual who obtains journeyperson status or a baccalaureate degree and works in Ohio; prohibits the Apprenticeship Council from adopting standards for apprenticeship ratios that are stricter than those requirements specified in the federal regulations governing apprenticeship programs and from discriminating against open or merit shops.
06/15/2011    To House Committee on Ways and Means.
Oklahoma
OK H 1934    Kouplen (D)
Title:    Agriculture
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to agriculture; relates to the Oklahoma Registered Poultry Feeding Operations Act; modifies frequency of educational training requirements for operators of poultry feeding operations; provides an effective date.
02/08/2011    To House Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

OK S 283    Marlatt (R)
Title:    Mechanical Licenses
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to mechanical licenses; relates to journey man qualifications; provides for tradesman license; relates to apprentice registration; authorizes application for tradesman, limited license and journey man license after certain time period; directs issuance of license upon successful completion of certain process; provides an effective date.
02/08/2011    To Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.

OK S 360    Paddack (D)
Title:    Adult Education
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to adult education; provides for the establishment and administration of a lifelong learning account pilot program; provides criteria for eligibility and use of funds; provides a purpose and guidelines; requires funds be sought; requires plans to be administered separately; requires a report to be submitted; provides for promulgation of rules; provides income tax credit for employer contributions to lifelong learning account; defines terms; establishes amount of credit.
02/08/2011    To Senate Committee on Education.

OK S 797    Brecheen (R)
Title:    Electrical Apprentices
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Relates to electrical apprentices.
02/08/2011    To Senate Committee on Business and Commerce.
03/01/2011    From Senate Committee on Business and Commerce: Do pass as amended.
Oregon
OR H 2034    Roblan (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Programs
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Requires apprenticeship agreement to be registered within 45 days of start of apprenticeship; modifies probationary period for registered apprentices; establishes requirements for transfer of registered apprentice between or within apprenticeship programs; delineates responsibilities of program sponsors and local joint committees; clarifies authority of Apprenticeship and Training Division of Bureau of Labor and Industries; authorizes division to direct enforcement of apprenticeship and training law.
05/27/2011    Chaptered. Chapter No. 140

OR H 2616    Schaufler (D)
Title:    Certification of Foster Homes
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Requires Department of Human Services to issue foster home certification to persons operating single foster home upon proof of compliance with specific training and experience requirements; limits operation of foster home by multiple foster parents to four nonrelated children; permits renewal of certification upon proof of compliance with training requirements by one of multiple foster parents.
01/21/2011    To House Committee on Human Services.

OR H 2732    Read (D)
Title:    High School Diploma Requirements
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Requires student to complete and submit application for apprenticeship program or post-secondary education institution in order to receive high school diploma; takes effect July 1, 2012.
04/27/2011    To Senate Committee on Education and Workforce Development.

OR H 3608    Dembrow (D)
Title:    Vocational Education
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Establishes State Apprenticeship Education and Training Fund and continuously appropriates moneys in fund to State Apprenticeship and Training Council for specified purposes; requires contracting agency to pay into State Apprenticeship Education and Training Fund amount equivalent to $500 for each $1 million of public improvement contract price; declares emergency, effective on passage.
04/04/2011    To House Committee on Rules.

OR HJM 11    Barnhart (D)
Title:    Congressional Resolution
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Urges Congress to allow apprenticeship training and on-the-job training as benefit in Post 9/11 Government Issue Bill.
01/21/2011    To House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

OR S 137    Courtney (D)
Title:    Funeral Service Education
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Clarifies that student serving internship that covers both funeral service and embalming must be supervised by practitioner with combination funeral service practitioner and embalmer license.
05/19/2011    Chaptered. Chapter No. 74
Pennsylvania
PA H 85    Thomas (D)
Title:    Tax Reform Act Amendment
Status:    Pending
Summary:    the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971; further providing for the Tax Credit for New Jobs; provides for the Keystone Job Creation and Training Tax Credit.
01/19/2011    To House Committee on Finance.

PA H 1146    Waters (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Amends the Tax Reform Code of 1971; provides for apprenticeship training tax credit.
03/21/2011    Introduced.
03/21/2011    To House Committee on Finance.

PA S 552    Brubaker (R)
Title:    Industry Partnerships
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Amends the Workforce Development Act; provides for industry partnerships and a grant program to fund industry clusters; establishes the Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board; provides for critical job training grants, guarantees for program quality, inmate training, performance for workforce development programs, workforce leadership grants, TANF, industry partnerships and authorizing local workforce investment boards; relates to career pathways, high-priority occupations and targeted industry clusters.
07/07/2011    Signed by Governor.
07/07/2011    Act No. 2011-67

PA S 589    Browne (R)
Title:    State Tax Credit Program Licensed Vocational Facility
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Provides for a State tax credit program for work provided by a licensed vocational facility to a business under contract with the facility; relates to vocational training provided to individuals with disabilities; relates to vocational facility service contract tax credits.
02/18/2011    Introduced.
02/18/2011    To Senate Committee on Finance.
Puerto Rico
PR H 1743    Rodriguez Aguil (PNP)
Title:    Plumbers and Solar Heater Installation
Status:    To Governor
Summary:    Amends Act No. 88 of 1939 for the purpose of allowing apprentices to plumbers as part of the College of Teachers and Officers of Plumbers Puerto Rico and the certifications to regulate the installation of solar heaters.
06/23/2011    To Governor.
Rhode Island
RI H 5703    O'Neill J (D)
Title:    Business and Professions
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Would eliminate the examination requirement for a journeyperson's certificate/license and would only require that a journeyperson's certificate B license be granted to any person who has completed 144 hours of electrically related classroom instruction each year for not less than 4 years in an indentured apprenticeship program approved by the department of labor and training. This act would take effect upon passage.
03/15/2011    In House Committee on Labor. Committee Recommends Measure held for further study.

RI H 6076    Williams (D)
Title:    Labor and Labor Relations
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Transfers many of the powers, duties and responsibilities from the apprenticeship council to the Department of Labor and Training; changes the state standards for apprenticeship programs to satisfy federal laws and regulations; makes various amendments to the state's apprenticeship programs in trade and industry laws in order to bring Rhode Island law into conformity with the federal apprenticeship regulations.
06/30/2011    Signed by Governor.
06/30/2011    Public Law No. 2011-164

RI S 93    Tassoni (D)
Title:    Animals and Animal Husbandry
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Requires any person hired at an animal shelter, whether it be as a new employee or current employee, subsequent to January 1, 2012, to achieve a certain level of training offered by the National Animal Control Association in order to be hired or to maintain employment; takes effect upon passage.
03/09/2011    In Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture: Committee recommends measure to be held for further study.

RI S 405    Pichardo (D)
Title:    Labor and Labor Relations
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Would create a healthcare middle skills training fund council within the department of labor and training. This council would certify bona fide apprenticeship programs and provide funding for these programs to the extent it is available. This act would take effect upon passage.
06/15/2011    In Senate Committee on Labor: Committee recommends measure to be held for further study.

RI S 790    Metts (D)
Title:    Labor and Labor Relations
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Transfers many of the powers, duties and responsibilities from the apprenticeship council to the Department of Labor and Training; changes the state standards for apprenticeship programs to satisfy federal laws and regulations; allows a time-based, competency-based or hybrid approach for progression through an apprenticeship.
06/30/2011    Signed by Governor.
06/30/2011    Public Law No. 2011-179
South Carolina
SC H 3549    Cobb-Hunter (D)
Title:    Personal Property Recovery Act
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Enacts the Personal Property Recovery Act; establishes the licensure and regulation of recovery agencies and recovery agents by the Department of Consumer Affairs by, among other things, providing licensure requirements, including fees, surety bonds, and record keeping requirements, grounds for denial, revocation, or suspension of a license, license renewal procedures and requirements, including continuing education, personal property recovery procedures, and civil and criminal penalties for violations.
02/02/2011    Introduced.
02/02/2011    To House Committee on Judiciary.

SC S 298    Fair (R)
Title:    Family Childcare Homes
Status:    Pending
Summary:    Relates to registration requirements for family childcare homes; requires family child care operators to post information and notices regarding parental training programs; relates to training of family childcare operators and caregivers; requires that the mandatory training must be completed within thirty days of registration or employment.
01/11/2011    To Senate Committee on Judiciary.
South Dakota
SD S 100    Novstrup Al (R)
Title:    Unemployment Benefit and Worker Training
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Repeals certain provisions regarding unemployment insurance benefit eligibility of workers attending approved training.
01/24/2011    Introduced.
01/24/2011    To Senate Committee on Commerce and Energy.
Tennessee
TN HR 85    Hardaway (D)
Title:    Legislative Resolution
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Directs the Tennessee Department of Education to lead a feasibility study on the development of work study programs, funded by lottery proceeds and private donations, to compliment and supplement K-12 mentoring and tutoring programs.
05/02/2011    In House Committee on Finance, Ways and Means: Referred to General Subcommittee.
Texas
TX H 1155    Walle (D)
Title:    Unemployment Voluntary Internship Opportunities
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Relates to the establishment by the Texas Workforce Commission of a pilot program to create voluntary internship opportunities for certain persons receiving unemployment benefits.
03/01/2011    To House Committee on Economic and Small Business Development.

TX H 1625    Brown F (R)
Title:    Electrical Sign Apprentice Licenses
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Relates to the renewal of electrical sign apprentice licenses.
05/19/2011    Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 79

TX H 3124    Thompson (D)
Title:    Journeyman Lineman
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Relates to licensing of a journeyman lineman.
03/18/2011    To House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures.

TX S 260    West (D)
Title:    Child Care Employee Training Standards
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Relates to minimum training standards for a director or operator of a day-care center, group day-care home, registered family home; requires such training to be completed within a specified time period after the first day of employment; increases the number of hours of such training; requires the adoption of minimum training standards for before-school or after-school and school-age program; requires employee facility orientation completion.
08/31/2011    Filed with Secretary of State. Chapter No. 882

TX S 1372    Carona (R)
Title:    Renewal of Electrical Sign Apprentice Licenses
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Relates to the renewal of electrical sign apprentice licenses.
05/03/2011    Considered in public hearing.
05/03/2011    Left pending in committee.
Utah
UT S 177    Dayton (R)
Title:    Security Agency Qualifications
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Modifies the Public Safety Code regarding licensure qualifications and discipline of private investigators; increases the number of hours of experience required for licensure in each category; requires a certificate of liability insurance for an agency and a surety bond for a registrant or an apprentice; clarifies that certified public accountants are exempted from licensure as a private investigator.
03/31/2011    Chaptered. Chapter No. 432
Vermont
 
Virginia
VA H 1162    Cosgrove (R)
Title:    Statewide Fire Prevention Code
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Provides for the State Fire Marshal to establish a certification program for a pyrotechnician or fireworks operator to design, setup, conduct or supervise the design, setup or conducting of any fireworks display, either inside a building or outdoors; requires a certificated person to be present at all such displays..
04/11/2010    Signed by Governor.
04/11/2010    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 643

VA H 2495    Jones (R)
Title:    Newport Shipbuilding Training Facility Grant Program
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Revises the Advanced Shipbuilding Training Facility Grant Program; allows the Commonwealth, the eligible city of Newport or its industrial development authority, and the qualified shipbuilder to structure an agreement whereby the eligible city would receive grants, not to exceed $42 million, to be used toward payment of the costs of building the facility, and the qualified shipbuilder, upon fulfilling performance requirements, would gain ownership of the facility at the end of the grant period.
03/28/2011    Acts of Assembly. Chapter No. 749.

VA S 1460    Locke (D)
Title:    Workforce Skills Enhancement Training Program
Status:    Failed
Summary:    Provides that Establishes a program whereby unemployed workers may continue to receive unemployment compensation benefits while participating in workforce skills enhancement training from a potential employer; provides that workers may participate in the program for a maximum of 24 hours per week for a maximum of six Weeks; provides that when the program is complete, workers are assessed for possible employment.
02/21/2011    In House Committee: Passed by indefinitely.
Washington
WA H 1042    Seaquist (D)
Title:    Property Tax Exemption
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Provides a property tax exemption for property held under lease, sublease, or lease-purchase by a nonprofit organization that provides job training, placement, or preemployment services.
04/22/2011    By Order of Resolution - Returned to House Rules Committee for Third Reading.
04/26/2011    2011 First Special Session Action.

WA H 1059    Hudgins (D)
Title:    Federal Labor Standards
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Concerns the conforming of apprenticeship program standards to federal labor standards.
04/26/2011    2011 First Special Session Action.

WA H 1258    Condotta (R)
Title:    Training Wage
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Allows employers to pay a training wage for a specified period of time.
04/26/2011    2011 First Special Session Action.

WA H 1608    Billig (D)
Title:    Opportunity Internship Program
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Modifies the opportunity internship program.
04/22/2011    By Order of Resolution - Returned to House Rules Committee for Third Reading.
04/26/2011    2011 First Special Session Action.

WA H 1682    Probst (D)
Title:    Newly Hired Aerospace Apprentices
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Provides a business and occupation tax credit for newly hired aerospace apprentices.
04/26/2011    2011 First Special Session Action.

WA H 1760    Probst (D)
Title:    Internship Opportunities
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Requires creation of a web-based application to match profiles of students and employers for internship opportunities.
04/26/2011    2011 First Special Session Action.

WA S 5017    Regala (D)
Title:    Property Tax Exemption
Status:    Pending - Carryover
Summary:    Provides a property tax exemption for property held under lease, sublease, or lease-purchase by a nonprofit organization that provides job training, placement, or preemployment services.
04/26/2011    2011 First Special Session Action.

WA S 5584    Harper (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Program Standards
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Provides that any decision of the State Apprenticeship and Training Council affecting the registration and oversight of apprenticeship programs and agreements may be appealed to the State Department of Labor and Industries within 30 days.
05/10/2011    Signed by Governor.
05/10/2011    Chapter No. 308
West Virginia
WV H 2076    Miller J (R)
Title:    Barber Apprenticeship Program
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Establishes a barber apprenticeship program.
01/12/2011    To House Committee on Government Organization.

WV H 2368    Morgan (D)
Title:    Practice of Beauty Care
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Relates to the practice of beauty care; requires the filing of an emergency rule creating an related apprenticeship program.
05/04/2011    Act No. 144

WV H 2545    Butcher (D)
Title:    Public Works Construction Projects
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Requires onsite employees at certain public works construction projects to complete an Occupational Safety and Health Administration approved 10-hour construction safety program.
02/17/2011    From House Committee on Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business: Do pass as amended.
02/17/2011    To House Committee on Government Organization.

WV H 2626    Brown (D)
Title:    Regulations
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Relates to the regulations governing the employer violator system, special motorboating regulations, prohibitions when hunting and trapping, the supervision of elevator mechanics and apprentices, and the crane operator certification act.
05/04/2011    Act No. 115

WV H 3126    Boggs (D)
Title:    Railroad Company and Pesticide Safety Information
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Requires a railroad company to provide pesticide safety information at a central location accessible to employees of the railroad company and to the public and local communities along the right-of-way treated by pesticide use; requires a railroad company to provide pesticide safety training annually to its employees who work along railroad rights-of-way and in rail yards.
05/04/2011    Act No. 148

WV S 150    Minard (D)
Title:    Division of Labor
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Authorizes the Division of Labor to promulgate legislative rules relating to supervision of elevator mechanics and apprentices.
01/27/2011    From Senate Committee on Labor: Do pass.
01/27/2011    To Senate Committee on Judiciary.

WV S 523    Klempa (D)
Title:    Apprenticeship Training in Construction Trades
Status:    Failed - Adjourned
Summary:    Creates tax credit for apprenticeship training in construction trades.
02/23/2011    From Senate Committee on Labor: Do pass as substituted.
02/23/2011    To Senate Committee on Finance.

WV S 538    Plymale (D)
Title:    Learn and Earn Cooperative Education Program
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Creates the Learn and Earn Cooperative Education Program, a component of the Workforce Development Initiative Program; establishes the Learn and Earn Cooperative Education Program between eligible community and technical colleges and participating companies for students enrolled in technical programs and to provide for legislative and emergency rules to implement the program; provides funds for community and technical colleges and funds for participating employers.
05/04/2011    Act No. 83
Wisconsin
WI A 4 a    Assembly Assembly Organization Committee
Title:    Economic Development Tax Credit Programs
Status:    Enacted
Summary:    Increases the amount of the credits under the Economic Development Tax Credit Program; provides for reallocation; provides that the total tax benefits available to be allocated by the department may not exceed the sum of the tax benefits remaining to be allocated, plus $25,000,000.
01/31/2011    To Governor.
01/31/2011    Signed by Governor.
01/31/2011    Act No. 2011-4

WI 18 2011    Executive Order 18
Title:    Executive Order Suspension
Summary:    Orders that Executive Order 108, issued on July 5, 2005, is suspended and shall have no effect until further executive action is taken relating to the employment of apprentices on state construction projects.
Wyoming
 

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