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AB-849 California Workforce Development Board: task force.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/23/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 23, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 849


Introduced by Assembly Member Acosta

February 16, 2017


An act to add Section 14018 to the Unemployment Insurance Code, relating to workforce development.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 849, as amended, Acosta. Workforce development. California Workforce Development Board: task force.
Under existing law, the California Workforce Development Board is the body responsible for assisting the Governor in the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of California’s workforce investment system and the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems to the needs of the 21st century economy and workforce. Existing law prescribes specific tasks with which the board assists the Governor, including 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 specific federal law.
This bill would direct the California Workforce Development Board to convene and lead a task force with the goal of resolving inconsistencies among performance measures for the state’s workforce education and training programs. The bill would require that the task force consist of 12 members, including a representative from each of 7 state departments. The bill would require the task force to consult with workforce and economic development officials, employers, and other agencies that administer workforce programs, as specified. The bill would require the task force to provide recommendations to the Legislature on or before an unspecified date.

Existing law declares the need to have a well-educated and highly skilled workforce in the state. Existing law also declares specified principles to guide the state’s workforce investment system.

This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to subsequently amend this bill to include provisions that would convene a task force to review and establish common performance measures for the state’s workforce education programs, as specified.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 14018 is added to the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:

14018.
 (a) The California Workforce Development Board shall convene and lead a task force with the goal of resolving inconsistencies among performance measures for the state’s workforce education and training programs.
(b) The task force shall consist of 12 members, including one representative from each of the following:
(1) The State Department of Education.
(2) The State Department of Social Services.
(3) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
(4) The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
(5) The Department of Rehabilitation.
(6) The California Conservation Corps.
(7) The Employment Development Department.
(c) The task force shall do all of the following:
(1) Consult with workforce and economic development officials, employers, and other agencies that administer workforce programs.
(2) Include independent research organizations in the consultation process.
(3) Provide a public comment period.
(d) The task force shall provide recommendations to the Legislature on or before _____. The task force’s recommendations shall include all of the following:
(1) Common performance measures for the state’s workforce development programs.
(2) Detailed data definitions.
(3) Reporting schedules.
(4) Definition of workforce education and training programs.
(5) Other specifications needed to ensure that agencies collect and report data to state and federal authorities in a consistent and efficient way.
(e) (1) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivision (d) is inoperative on ____, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(2) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (d) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to subsequently amend this bill to include provisions that would convene a task force to review and establish common performance measures for the state’s workforce education programs. Those provisions would include the development of detailed data definitions, reporting schedules, and other specifications needed to ensure that agencies collect and report data to state and federal authorities in a consistent way.