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AB-285 Microenterprises: economic development.(2013-2014)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 18000 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

18000.
 (a) For purposes of this part, “microenterprise” means a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, or corporation that meets both all  of the following requirements:
(1) Has five or fewer employees, including the owner, who may be employed  part time or full time.
(2) Generally lacks sufficient access to conventional  loans, equity, or other financial capital. banking services. 
(b) For purposes of this part, “microenterprise development provider” means a nonprofit organization or public agency that provides self-employment training, technical assistance, and access to microloans to individuals  an individual  seeking to become self-employed or to a microenterprise microbusiness  seeking to expand its current business.

SEC. 2.

 Section 14001 is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:

14001.
 The Legislature finds and declares the following:
(a) Nearly one-third of California’s workforce is comprised of independent and self-employed workers, including entrepreneurs, contractors, independent consultants, and home-based businesses.
(b) The self-employed workforce in California has grown by over 100 percent in the last 15 years.
(c) The federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 2801 et seq.) provides that states should offer training and workforce development services through state and local workforce investment boards. In fulfilling these duties, it is important that all Californians have the opportunity to receive entrepreneurial and self-employment training, as well as other training that can help them successfully work for others.
(d) It is the policy of the State of California, to the extent feasible, to provide individuals with the opportunity to learn skills needed to pursue self-employment opportunities in order to provide a stable income for them and their families.

SEC. 3.

 Section 14013 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

14013.
 The board shall assist the Governor in the following:
(a) Promoting the development of a well-educated and highly skilled 21st century  workforce.
(b) Developing, implementing, and modifying the State Plan. The State Plan shall serve as the comprehensive framework and coordinated plan for the aligned investment of all federal and state workforce training and employment services funding streams and programs. To the extent feasible and when appropriate, the State Plan should reinforce and work with adult education and career technical education efforts that are responsive to labor market trends. Developing the State Workforce Investment Plan. 
(c) The review of statewide policies, of statewide programs, and of recommendations on actions that should be taken by the state to align workforce, education, training, and employment funding programs in the state in a manner that supports a comprehensive and streamlined workforce development system in the state, including the review and provision of comments on the State Plan, if any, for programs and activities of one-stop partners that are not core programs. Developing guidelines for the continuous improvement and operation of the workforce investment system, including: 
(1) Developing policies to guide the one-stop system.
(2) Providing technical assistance for the continuous improvement of the one-stop system.
(3) Recommending state investments in the one-stop system.
(4) Providing guidance to ensure services reflect the needs of high-wage industry sectors.
(d) Developing and continuously improving the statewide workforce investment system as delivered via the one-stop delivery  system, including:
(1) The identification of barriers and means for removing barriers to better coordinate, align, and avoid duplication among the programs and activities carried out through the system.
(2) (1)  The development of strategies to support the use of career pathways for the purpose of providing individuals, including low-skilled adults, youth, and individuals with barriers to employment, and including individuals with disabilities, with workforce investment activities, education, and supportive services to enter or retain employment. To the extent permissible under state and federal laws, these policies and strategies should support linkages between kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and community college educational systems  Developing linkages  in order to help secure educational and career advancement. These policies and strategies may be implemented using a sector strategies framework and should ultimately lead to placement in a job providing economic security or job placement in an entry-level job that has a well-articulated career pathway or career ladder to a job providing economic security. ensure coordination and nonduplication among workforce programs and activities. 
(3) (2)  The development of strategies for providing effective outreach to and improved access for individuals and employers who could benefit from services provided through the workforce development system. Reviewing local workforce investment plans. 
(4) (3)  The development and expansion of strategies for meeting the needs of employers, workers, and jobseekers, particularly through industry or sector partnerships related to in-demand industry sectors and occupations, including policies targeting resources to competitive and emerging industry sectors and industry clusters that provide economic security and  Making recommendations on how to target resources to high-wage industry sectors that  are either high-growth sectors or critical to California’s economy, or both. These industry sectors and clusters shall have significant economic impacts on the state and its regional and workforce development needs and have documented career opportunities. 
(e) Commenting, at least once annually, on the measures taken pursuant to the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990 (Public Law 101-392; 20 U.S.C. Sec. 2301 et seq.).
(5) (f)  Recommending adult and dislocated worker training policies and investments that offer a variety of career opportunities while upgrading the skills of California’s workforce. These may include training policies and investments pertaining to any of  Designating local workforce investment areas within the state based on information derived from all of  the following:
(A) (1)  Occupational skills training, including training for nontraditional employment. Consultations with the board. 
(B) On-the-job training.
(C) (2)  Incumbent worker training in accordance with Section 3174(d)(4) of Title 29 of the United States Code. Consultations with the chief local elected officials. 
(D) Programs that combine workplace training with related instruction, which may include cooperative education programs.
(E) (3)  Training programs operated by the private sector. Consideration of comments received through the public comment process, as described in Section 112(b)(9) of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 2822(b)(9)). 
(F) (g)  Skill upgrading and retraining. Developing and modifying allocation formulas, as necessary, for the distribution of funds for adult employment and training activities, for youth activities to local workforce investment areas, and dislocated worker employment and training activities, as permitted by federal law. 
(G) Entrepreneurial training.
(H) Transitional jobs in accordance with Section 3174(d)(5) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(I) Job readiness training provided in combination with any of the services described in subparagraphs (A) to (H), inclusive.
(J) (h)  Adult education and literacy activities provided in combination with any of the services described in subparagraphs (A) to (G), inclusive. Coordinating the development and continuous improvement of comprehensive state performance measures, including state adjusted levels of performance, to assess the effectiveness of the workforce investment activities in the state. 
(K) (i)  Customized training conducted with a commitment by an employer or group of employers to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training. Preparing the annual report to the United States Secretary of Labor. 
(e) (j)  The identification of regions, including planning regions, for the purposes of Section 3121(a) Recommending policy for the development of the statewide employment statistics system, including workforce and economic data, as described in Section 15  of Title 29 of the United States Code, and the designation of local areas under Section 3121 of Title 29 of the United States Code, after consultation with local boards and chief elected officials. using, to the fullest extent possible, the Employment Development Department’s existing labor market information systems. 
(f) The development and continuous improvement of the one-stop delivery system in local areas, including providing assistance to local boards, one-stop operators, one-stop partners, and providers with planning and delivering services, including training services and supportive services, to support effective delivery of services to workers, job seekers, and employers.
(g) (k)  Recommending strategies to the Governor for strategic training investments of the Governor’s 15-percent discretionary funds.
(h) Developing strategies to support staff training and awareness across programs supported under the workforce development system.
(i) The development and updating of comprehensive state performance accountability measures, including state-adjusted levels of performance, to assess the effectiveness of the core programs in the state as required under Section 3141(b) of Title 29 of the United States Code. As part of this process the board shall do all of the following:
(1) Develop a workforce metrics dashboard, to be updated annually, that measures the state’s human capital investments in workforce development to better understand the collective impact of these investments on the labor market. The board shall determine the approach for measuring labor market impacts, provided that, to the extent feasible, the board uses statistically rigorous methodologies to estimate, assess, and isolate the impact of programs on participant outcomes. The workforce metrics dashboard shall be produced, to the extent feasible, using existing available data and resources that are currently collected and accessible to state agencies. The board shall convene workforce program partners to develop a standardized set of inputs and outputs for the workforce metrics dashboard. The workforce metrics dashboard shall do all of the following:
(A) Provide a status report on credential attainment, training completion, degree attainment, and participant earnings from workforce education and training programs. The board shall publish and distribute the final report.
(B) Provide demographic breakdowns, including, to the extent possible, race, ethnicity, age, gender, veteran status, wage and credential or degree outcomes, and information on workforce outcomes in different industry sectors.
(C) (l)  Measure, at a minimum and to the extent feasible with existing resources, the performance of the following workforce programs: community college career technical education, the Employment Training Panel, Title I and Title II of  Developing and recommending waivers, in conjunction with local workforce investment boards, to the Governor as provided for in  the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-220), Title I and Title II of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-128), Trade Adjustment Assistance, and state apprenticeship programs. 1998. 
(D) Measure participant earnings in California, and to the extent feasible, in other states. The Employment Development Department shall assist the board by calculating aggregated participant earnings using unemployment insurance wage records, without violating any applicable confidentiality requirements.
(2) The State Department of Education is hereby authorized to collect the social security numbers of adults participating in adult education programs so that accurate participation in those programs can be represented in the workforce metrics dashboard. However, an individual shall not be denied program participation if he or she refuses to provide a social security number. The State Department of Education shall keep this information confidential, except, the State Department of Education is authorized to share this information, unless prohibited by federal law, with the Employment Development Department, the board, or the board’s designee, who shall keep the information confidential and use it only to track the labor market and other outcomes described in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of program participants in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and mandates, including all performance reporting requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
(3) (A) Participating workforce programs, including, but not limited to, those specified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1), shall provide participant data in a standardized format to the Employment Development Department, the board, or the board’s designee.
(B) The Employment Development Department, the board, or the board’s designee, shall aggregate data provided by participating workforce programs and shall report the data, organized by demographics, earnings, and industry of employment, to the board to assist the board in producing the annual workforce metrics dashboard.
(4) The board shall ensure that a designee has the technical and operational capability of meeting appropriate privacy and security requirements.
(j) The identification and dissemination of information on best practices, including best practices for all of the following:
(1) The effective operation of one-stop centers, relating to the use of business outreach, partnerships, and service delivery strategies, including strategies for serving individuals with barriers to employment.
(2) The development of effective local boards, which may include information on factors that contribute to enabling local boards to exceed negotiated local levels of performance, sustain fiscal integrity, and achieve other measures of effectiveness.
(3) Effective training programs that respond to real-time labor market analysis, that effectively use direct assessment and prior learning assessment to measure an individual’s prior knowledge, skills, competencies, and experiences, and that evaluate such skills, and competencies for adaptability, to support efficient placement into employment or career pathways.
(k) (m)  The development and review of statewide policies affecting the coordinated provision of services through the state’s one-stop delivery system described in Section 3151(e) of Title 29 of the United States Code, including the development of all of the following: Recommending policy to the Governor for the use of the 25-percent rapid response funds, as authorized under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. 
(1) Objective criteria and procedures for use by local boards in assessing the effectiveness and continuous improvement of one-stop centers described in Section 3151(e) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(2) (n)  Guidance for the allocation of one-stop center infrastructure funds under Section 3151(h) of Title 29 Developing an application to the United States Department of Labor for an incentive grant under Section 9273 of Title 20  of the United States Code.
(3) Policies relating to the appropriate roles and contributions of entities carrying out one-stop partner programs within the one-stop delivery system, including approaches to facilitating equitable and efficient cost allocation in such a system.
(l) The development of strategies for technological improvements to facilitate access to, and improve the quality of, services and activities provided through the one-stop delivery system, including such improvements to all of the following:
(1) Enhance digital literacy skills, as defined in Section 9101 of Title 20 of the United States Code, referred to in this division as “digital literacy skills.”
(2) Accelerate the acquisition of skills and recognized postsecondary credentials by participants.
(3) Strengthen the professional development of providers and workforce professionals.
(4) Ensure the technology is accessible to individuals with disabilities and individuals residing in remote areas.
(m) The development of strategies for aligning technology and data systems across one-stop partner programs to enhance service delivery and improve efficiencies in reporting on performance accountability measures, including the design and implementation of common intake, data collection, case management information, and performance accountability measurement and reporting processes and the incorporation of local input into such design and implementation, to improve coordination of services across one-stop partner programs.
(n) (o)  The development of allocation formulas for the distribution of funds for employment and training activities for adults, and youth workforce investment activities, to local areas as permitted under Sections 3163(b)(3) and 3173(b)(3) of Title 29 of the United States Code. Recommending policy and providing technical assistance on entrepreneurial training opportunities that could be made available through programs of local workforce investment boards as authorized under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 2801 et seq.). 
(o) The preparation of the annual reports described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of Section 3141(d) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(p) The development of the statewide workforce and labor market information system described in Section 49l–2(e) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(q) By July 1, 2020, the development, in conjunction with the Employment Development Department and with input from local workforce development boards, of a policy regarding mutual aid agreements between and among local workforce development boards to enable them to effectively respond to disasters and that is consistent with applicable state and federal law.
(r) The development of other policies as may promote statewide objectives for, and enhance the performance of, the workforce development system in the state.
(s) Helping individuals with barriers to employment, including low-skill, low-wage workers, the long-term unemployed, and members of single-parent households, achieve economic security and upward mobility by implementing policies that encourage the attainment of marketable skills relevant to current labor market trends.

SEC. 3.5.

 Section 14013 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:

14013.
 The board shall assist the Governor in the following:
(a) Promoting the development of a well-educated and highly skilled 21st century workforce.
(b) Developing, implementing, and modifying the State Plan. The State Plan shall serve as the comprehensive framework and coordinated plan for the aligned investment of all federal and state workforce training and employment services funding streams and programs. To the extent feasible and when appropriate, the State Plan should reinforce and work with adult education and career technical education efforts that are responsive to labor market trends. Developing the State Workforce Investment Plan. 
(c) The review of statewide policies, of statewide programs, and of recommendations on actions that should be taken by the state to align workforce, education, training, and employment funding programs in the state in a manner that supports a comprehensive and streamlined workforce development system in the state, including the review and provision of comments on the State Plan, if any, for programs and activities of one-stop partners that are not core programs.
(d) (c)  Developing and continuously improving the statewide  guidelines for the continuous improvement and operation of the  workforce investment system, including:
(1) The identification of barriers and means for removing barriers to better coordinate, align, and avoid duplication among the programs and activities carried out through the  Developing policies to guide the one-stop  system.
(2) Providing technical assistance for the continuous improvement of the one-stop system.
(3) Recommending state investments in the one-stop system.
(4) Targeting resources to competitive and emerging industry sectors and industry clusters that provide economic security and are either high-growth sectors or critical to California’s economy, or both. These industry sectors and clusters shall have significant economic impacts on the state and its regional and workforce development needs, and have documented career opportunities.
(5) Providing guidance to ensure services reflect the needs of high-wage industry sectors.
(2) (6)  The development of strategies to support the use of career pathways for the purpose of providing individuals, including low-skilled adults, youth, and individuals with barriers to employment, and including individuals with disabilities, with workforce investment activities, education, and supportive services to enter or retain employment.  To the extent permissible under state and federal laws, these  recommending youth  policies and strategies should that  support linkages between kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, and community college educational systems and youth training opportunities  in order to help youth  secure educational and career advancement. These policies and strategies may be implemented using a sector strategies framework and should ultimately lead to placement in a job providing economic security or job placement in an entry-level job that has a well-articulated career pathway or career ladder to a job providing economic security.  
(3) The development of strategies for providing effective outreach to and improved access for individuals and employers who could benefit from services provided through the workforce development system.
(4) The development and expansion of strategies for meeting the needs of employers, workers, and jobseekers, particularly through industry or sector partnerships related to in-demand industry sectors and occupations, including policies targeting resources to competitive and emerging industry sectors and industry clusters that provide economic security and are either high-growth sectors or critical to California’s economy, or both. These industry sectors and clusters shall have significant economic impacts on the state and its regional and workforce development needs and have documented career opportunities.
(5) (7)  Recommending  To the extent permissible under state and federal law, recommending  adult and dislocated worker training policies and investments that offer a variety of career opportunities while upgrading the skills of California’s workforce. These may include training policies and investments pertaining to any of the following:
(A) Occupational skills training, including training for nontraditional employment.
(B) On-the-job training.
(C) Incumbent worker training in accordance with Section 3174(d)(4) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(D) (C)  Programs that combine workplace training with related instruction, which may include cooperative education programs.
(E) (D)  Training programs operated by the private sector.
(F) (E)  Skill upgrading and retraining.
(G) (F)  Entrepreneurial training.
(H) Transitional jobs in accordance with Section 3174(d)(5) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(I) (G)  Job readiness training provided in combination with any of the services described in subparagraphs (A) to (H), inclusive. training. 
(J) (H)  Adult education and literacy activities provided in combination with any of the services described in subparagraphs (A) to (G), inclusive. this paragraph. 
(K) (I)  Customized training conducted with a commitment by an employer or group of employers to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training.
(d) Developing and continuously improving the statewide workforce investment system as delivered via the one-stop delivery system and via other programs and services supported by funding from the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, including:
(1) Developing linkages in order to ensure coordination and nonduplication among workforce programs and activities.
(2) Reviewing local workforce investment plans.
(3) Leveraging state and federal funds to ensure that resources are invested in activities that meet the needs of the state’s competitive and emerging industry sectors and advance the education and employment needs of students and workers so they can keep pace with the education and skill needs of the state, its regional economies, and leading industry sectors.
(4) Making recommendations on how to target resources to high-wage industry sectors that are either high-growth sectors or critical to California’s economy, or both.
(e) Commenting, at least once annually, on the measures taken pursuant to the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act Amendments of 1990 (Public Law 101-392; 20 U.S.C. Sec. 2301 et seq.).
(f) Designating local workforce investment areas within the state based on information derived from all of the following:
(1) Consultations with the board.
(2) Consultations with the chief local elected officials.
(3) Consideration of comments received through the public comment process, as described in Section 112(b)(9) of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 2822(b)(9)).
(g) Developing and modifying allocation formulas, as necessary, for the distribution of funds for adult employment and training activities, for youth activities to local workforce investment areas, and dislocated worker employment and training activities, as permitted by federal law.
(h) Coordinating the development and continuous improvement of comprehensive state performance measures, including state adjusted levels of performance, to assess the effectiveness of the workforce investment activities in the state.
(i) Preparing the annual report to the United States Secretary of Labor.
(e) (j)  The identification of regions, including planning regions, for the purposes of Section 3121(a) Recommending policy for the development of the statewide employment statistics system, including workforce and economic data, as described in Section 15  of Title 29 of the United States Code, and the designation of local areas under Section 3121 of Title 29 of the United States Code, after consultation with local boards and chief elected officials. using, to the fullest extent possible, the Employment Development Department’s existing labor market information systems. 
(f) The development and continuous improvement of the one-stop delivery system in local areas, including providing assistance to local boards, one-stop operators, one-stop partners, and providers with planning and delivering services, including training services and supportive services, to support effective delivery of services to workers, job seekers, and employers.
(g) (k)  Recommending strategies to the Governor for strategic training investments of the Governor’s 15-percent discretionary funds.
(h) Developing strategies to support staff training and awareness across programs supported under the workforce development system.
(i) The development and updating of comprehensive state performance accountability measures, including state-adjusted levels of performance, to assess the effectiveness of the core programs in the state as required under Section 3141(b) of Title 29 of the United States Code. As part of this process the board shall do all of the following:
(1) Develop a workforce metrics dashboard, to be updated annually, that measures the state’s human capital investments in workforce development to better understand the collective impact of these investments on the labor market. The board shall determine the approach for measuring labor market impacts, provided that, to the extent feasible, the board uses statistically rigorous methodologies to estimate, assess, and isolate the impact of programs on participant outcomes. The workforce metrics dashboard shall be produced, to the extent feasible, using existing available data and resources that are currently collected and accessible to state agencies. The board shall convene workforce program partners to develop a standardized set of inputs and outputs for the workforce metrics dashboard. The workforce metrics dashboard shall do all of the following:
(A) Provide a status report on credential attainment, training completion, degree attainment, and participant earnings from workforce education and training programs. The board shall publish and distribute the final report.
(B) Provide demographic breakdowns, including, to the extent possible, race, ethnicity, age, gender, veteran status, wage and credential or degree outcomes, and information on workforce outcomes in different industry sectors.
(C) (l)  Measure, at a minimum and to the extent feasible with existing resources, the performance of the following workforce programs: community college career technical education, the Employment Training Panel, Title I and Title II of  Developing and recommending waivers, in conjunction with local workforce investment boards, to the Governor as provided for in  the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-220), Title I and Title II of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (Public Law 113-128), Trade Adjustment Assistance, and state apprenticeship programs. 1998. 
(D) Measure participant earnings in California, and to the extent feasible, in other states. The Employment Development Department shall assist the board by calculating aggregated participant earnings using unemployment insurance wage records, without violating any applicable confidentiality requirements.
(2) The State Department of Education is hereby authorized to collect the social security numbers of adults participating in adult education programs so that accurate participation in those programs can be represented in the workforce metrics dashboard. However, an individual shall not be denied program participation if he or she refuses to provide a social security number. The State Department of Education shall keep this information confidential, except, the State Department of Education is authorized to share this information, unless prohibited by federal law, with the Employment Development Department, the board, or the board’s designee, who shall keep the information confidential and use it only to track the labor market and other outcomes described in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of program participants in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and mandates, including all performance reporting requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
(3) (A) Participating workforce programs, including, but not limited to, those specified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1), shall provide participant data in a standardized format to the Employment Development Department, the board, or the board’s designee.
(B) The Employment Development Department, the board, or the board’s designee, shall aggregate data provided by participating workforce programs and shall report the data, organized by demographics, earnings, and industry of employment, to the board to assist the board in producing the annual workforce metrics dashboard.
(4) The board shall ensure that a designee has the technical and operational capability of meeting appropriate privacy and security requirements.
(j) The identification and dissemination of information on best practices, including best practices for all of the following:
(1) The effective operation of one-stop centers, relating to the use of business outreach, partnerships, and service delivery strategies, including strategies for serving individuals with barriers to employment.
(2) The development of effective local boards, which may include information on factors that contribute to enabling local boards to exceed negotiated local levels of performance, sustain fiscal integrity, and achieve other measures of effectiveness.
(3) Effective training programs that respond to real-time labor market analysis, that effectively use direct assessment and prior learning assessment to measure an individual’s prior knowledge, skills, competencies, and experiences, and that evaluate such skills, and competencies for adaptability, to support efficient placement into employment or career pathways.
(k) (m)  The development and review of statewide policies affecting the coordinated provision of services through the state’s one-stop delivery system described in Section 3151(e) of Title 29 of the United States Code, including the development of all of the following: Recommending policy to the Governor for the use of the 25-percent rapid response funds, as authorized under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998. 
(1) Objective criteria and procedures for use by local boards in assessing the effectiveness and continuous improvement of one-stop centers described in Section 3151(e) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(2) (n)  Guidance for the allocation of one-stop center infrastructure funds under Section 3151(h) of Title 29 Developing an application to the United States Department of Labor for an incentive grant under Section 9273 of Title 20  of the United States Code.
(3) Policies relating to the appropriate roles and contributions of entities carrying out one-stop partner programs within the one-stop delivery system, including approaches to facilitating equitable and efficient cost allocation in such a system.
(l) The development of strategies for technological improvements to facilitate access to, and improve the quality of, services and activities provided through the one-stop delivery system, including such improvements to all of the following:
(1) Enhance digital literacy skills, as defined in Section 9101 of Title 20 of the United States Code, referred to in this division as “digital literacy skills.”
(2) Accelerate the acquisition of skills and recognized postsecondary credentials by participants.
(3) Strengthen the professional development of providers and workforce professionals.
(4) Ensure the technology is accessible to individuals with disabilities and individuals residing in remote areas.
(m) The development of strategies for aligning technology and data systems across one-stop partner programs to enhance service delivery and improve efficiencies in reporting on performance accountability measures, including the design and implementation of common intake, data collection, case management information, and performance accountability measurement and reporting processes and the incorporation of local input into such design and implementation, to improve coordination of services across one-stop partner programs.
(n) (o)  The development of allocation formulas for the distribution of funds for employment and training activities for adults, and youth workforce investment activities, to local areas as permitted under Sections 3163(b)(3) and 3173(b)(3) of Title 29 of the United States Code. Recommending policy and providing technical assistance on entrepreneurial training opportunities that could be made available through programs of local workforce investment boards as authorized under the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. Sec. 2801 et seq.). 
(o) The preparation of the annual reports described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of Section 3141(d) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(p) The development of the statewide workforce and labor market information system described in Section 49l–2(e) of Title 29 of the United States Code.
(q) By July 1, 2020, the development, in conjunction with the Employment Development Department and with input from local workforce development boards, of a policy regarding mutual aid agreements between and among local workforce development boards to enable them to effectively respond to disasters and that is consistent with applicable state and federal law.
(r) The development of other policies as may promote statewide objectives for, and enhance the performance of, the workforce development system in the state.
(s) Helping individuals with barriers to employment, including low-skill, low-wage workers, the long-term unemployed, and members of single-parent households, achieve economic security and upward mobility by implementing policies that encourage the attainment of marketable skills relevant to current labor market trends.

SEC. 4.

 Section 14013.2 is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:

14013.2.
 By January 1, 2015, the California Workforce Investment Board shall develop and distribute guidelines or provide other assistance, or both, to local workforce investment boards to help them implement entrepreneurial and self-employment training programs. In the development of these guidelines or other assistance, the board may consult with state agencies and small business-related associations, as appropriate.
SEC. 5.
 Section 3.5 of this bill incorporates amendments to Section 14013 of the Unemployment Insurance Code proposed by both this bill and Senate Bill 118. It shall only become operative if (1) both bills are enacted and become effective on or before January 1, 2014, (2) each bill amends Section 14013 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, and (3) this bill is enacted after Senate Bill 118, in which case Section 3 of this bill shall not become operative.