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AB-1019 Apprenticeship: developmentally disabled persons.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 08/01/2019 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 1019
CHAPTER 164

An act to amend Sections 3071.5 and 3073.3 of the Labor Code, relating to employment.

[ Approved by Governor  July 31, 2019. Filed with Secretary of State  July 31, 2019. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1019, Frazier. Apprenticeship: developmentally disabled persons.
Existing law establishes the Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (committee) within the Division of Apprenticeship Standards within the Department of Industrial Relations, and requires that committee to provide advice and guidance to the Administrator of Apprenticeship and the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards on apprenticeship programs, standards, and agreements, as well as preapprenticeship, certification, and on-the-job training and retraining programs, in nonbuilding trades industries. Existing law requires the membership of the committee to be composed of specified ex officio members of various departments and 6 persons appointed by the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development who are familiar with specified apprenticeable occupations that meet specified requirements. Existing law authorizes the committee to create subcommittees as needed to address specific industry sectors or projects.
This bill would add to the ex officio members of the committee the Director of Rehabilitation and the executive director of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities. The bill would require the committee to create a subcommittee to address apprenticeship for the disabled community.
Existing law states that it is the intent of the Legislature that the department will encourage greater participation for women and ethnic minorities in apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs.
This bill would add that it is the intent of the Legislature that the department will encourage greater participation for the disabled in apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 3071.5 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

3071.5.
 There is also in the Division of Apprenticeship Standards the Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. The membership and duties of this committee shall be as follows:
(a) The following officials or their designees shall serve as ex officio members of this committee:
(1) The Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development.
(2) The executive director of the California Workforce Development Board.
(3) The Director of Industrial Relations.
(4) The executive director of the Employment Training Panel, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
(5) The Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
(6) The Director of Rehabilitation.
(7) The executive director of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
(b) The membership of this committee shall also include six persons appointed by the Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development who are familiar with apprenticeable occupations not within the jurisdiction of the council established pursuant to Section 3070. Two persons shall be representatives of employers or employer organizations, two persons shall be representatives of employee organizations, and two persons shall be public representatives who are neither employers nor affiliated with any employer or employee organization. Upon the operative date of this section, the secretary shall appoint one representative of each group appointed to two-year terms and one representative of each group to four-year terms. Thereafter, members appointed by the secretary pursuant to this subdivision shall serve for a term of four years, and any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term of their predecessor shall be appointed for the remainder of that term. Members appointed by the secretary pursuant to this subdivision shall receive the sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for each day of actual attendance at meetings of the committee and for each day of actual attendance at hearings by the committee or a subcommittee thereof, together with actual and necessary traveling expenses incurred in connection therewith.
(c) The Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development shall designate one of the members as the committee’s chair. The committee shall meet quarterly at a designated date, and special meetings may be held at the call of the chair. The committee shall provide advice and guidance to the Administrator of Apprenticeship and Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards on apprenticeship programs, standards, and agreements that are not within the jurisdiction of the council established pursuant to Section 3070, and on the development and administration of standards governing preapprenticeship, certification, and on-the-job training and retraining programs outside the building and construction trades and firefighters.
(d) The committee may create subcommittees as needed to address specific industry sectors or projects and shall create a subcommittee to address apprenticeship for the disabled community.

SEC. 2.

 Section 3073.3 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

3073.3.
 It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of Industrial Relations will encourage greater participation for women, ethnic minorities, and the disabled in programs administered pursuant to this chapter.