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SB-1354 Community colleges: California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) New and Innovative Grant Program.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/16/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1354


Introduced by Senator Galgiani

February 16, 2018


An act to add Section 79148.1 to the Education Code, relating to community colleges.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1354, as introduced, Galgiani. Community colleges: California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) New and Innovative Grant Program.
Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Existing law requires the board of governors to appoint a chief executive officer, to be known as the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges. Existing law establishes community college districts, administered by governing boards, throughout the state, and authorizes these districts to provide instruction to students at the community college campuses maintained by the districts.
Upon appropriation by the Legislature for its purposes, this bill would establish a grant program, under the administration of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, to create new and innovative apprenticeship opportunities in priority and emerging industry sectors or areas in which apprenticeship training is not fully established or does not exist.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 79148.1 is added to the Education Code, to read:

79148.1.
 (a) The California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) New and Innovative Grant Program is hereby established, under the administration of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, to create new and innovative apprenticeship opportunities in priority and emerging industry sectors or areas in which apprenticeship training is not fully established or does not exist.
(b) The chancellor shall adopt, as necessary, application procedures, forms, administrative guidelines, and other requirements for purposes of implementing and administering the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) New and Innovative Grant Program.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 16304 of the Government Code, funds appropriated for the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) New and Innovative Grant Program shall be available to the chancellor for five fiscal years beginning with the fiscal year upon which the funds are appropriated.
(d) The operation of this section is contingent upon an appropriation in the annual Budget Act for purposes of the California Apprenticeship Initiative (CAI) New and Innovative Grant Program.