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SB-1470 Commission on the Future of Work.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/19/2018 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  June 18, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1470


Introduced by Senator Stern

February 16, 2018


An act to amend Section 9902 of the Unemployment Insurance add Chapter 7.1 (commencing with Section 160) to Division 1 of the Labor Code, relating to employment development.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1470, as amended, Stern. Jobs for California Graduates Program. Commission on the Future of Work.
Existing law requires the Governor to transmit to the Legislature, not later than April 15 of each year, an economic report to be designated as the “Economic Report of the Governor” setting forth, among other things, a review of economic developments during the preceding calendar year and forecasts of trends in employment, income, and investment for the coming year and trends in such major economic sectors as it is feasible to project.
This bill would establish in state government the Commission on the Future of Work, which would consist of 8 members, as specified. The bill would require the commission to, among other things, commission research to understand the impact of technology on workers, employers, and the economy in the state, develop recommendations on a policy framework to manage the development, deployment, regulation, taxation, and fair distribution of the benefits of technology used in the workplace that advances the interests of workers and the public, and submit the recommendations to the Legislature and to the Governor no later than November 1, 2019.

Existing law establishes the Jobs for California Graduates Program for the purpose of creating a regional system of local programs to help California’s at-risk youth complete their secondary education and transition into the workforce or enroll in postsecondary education. As part of this program, existing law authorizes the Director of Employment Development to make grants to applicants for the purposes of carrying out Jobs for California Graduates local programs in the central valley region and requires these local programs to include certain elements, including, among others, a trained youth specialist providing individual and group instruction and informal guidance and continuous improvement of results through the ongoing professional development of managers, supervisors, and specialists.

This bill would additionally require local programs to consult with local workforce development boards on efforts where they can cooperate. By increasing the duties of local workforce development boards, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YESNO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) California is committed to developing a plan to become the most competitive, durable, equitable and sustainable economy in the world, where technology innovation shall strengthen, not erode, the middle class.
(b) Technology, when put to work for the benefit of human society, has fueled progress throughout history, unlocking the growth of high-quality goods and services coupled with overall price reductions, dramatic reductions in poverty, disease, and famine, as well as leaps in science and the arts.
(c) Exponential growth in technology innovation, including automation and artificial intelligence, as well as broader economic trends of wage stagnation, declining workforce participation, rising income inequality, and growth in part-time, lower-wage jobs, compel California to update its planning around education, employment, and the economy as a whole to better understand, anticipate, and shape the future of work in the short and long term.
(d) The Commission on the Future of Work is necessary to prepare California residents for the future of work and to ensure advancements in technology serve the construction of a durable middle class and sustainable economy.

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 7.1 (commencing with Section 160) is added to Division 1 of the Labor Code, to read:
CHAPTER  7.1. Commission on the Future of Work

160.
 This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the California Future of Work Act.

160.1.
 (a) There is established in state government the Commission on the Future of Work. The commission shall be comprised of 8 members appointed in accordance with subdivision (c) and shall conduct its business in accordance with this chapter.
(b) Members of the commission shall be individuals with knowledge of, and expertise in, work, workforce development, labor, technology, or robotics or artificial intelligence, whether by experience or training.
(c) Commission membership shall consist of the following:
(1) Four members appointed by the Governor, including at least one representative from organized labor and one from the private sector.
(2) One member appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
(3) One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.
(4) The Secretary of Labor and the Controller shall serve as ex-officio members of the commission.

160.2.
 The Commission on the Future of Work shall do all of the following:
(a) Convene a public process to gather input and to understand the economic, social, workplace and technological landscape from the public, academics, and stakeholders.
(b) Commission research to understand the impact of technology on workers, employers, and the economy in the state.
(c) Advise the Governor, the Legislature, and state agencies, departments, and commissions on the impact of technology and automation on workers, the workplace and state workforce, the state budget, economy, safety net, and other areas related to the public good.
(d) Develop recommendations on a policy framework to manage the development, deployment, regulation, taxation, and fair distribution of the benefits of technology used in the workplace that advances the interests of workers and the public.
(e) Submit its recommendations in accordance with Section 12049 of the Government Code to the Legislature and the Governor no later than November 1, 2019.

160.3.
 The commission shall be advisory only, and there shall be no right or obligation on the part of the state, or the parties meeting and conferring, to implement the findings of the commission without further legislation that specifically authorizes that the evaluations, determinations, and findings of the commission be implemented.

SECTION 1.Section 9902 of the Unemployment Insurance Code is amended to read:
9902.

Local affiliates of the Jobs for California Graduates Program shall include all of the following elements:

(a)(1)A trained youth specialist employed year-round providing individual and group instruction to 25 to 45 eligible youth recruited and selected by a school-based advisory committee comprised of faculty, administrators, and counselors.

(2)The youth specialist shall provide individual attention to students to help them overcome barriers preventing them from receiving a high school diploma or securing employment, or both, or pursuing a postsecondary education that will lead to a career.

(3)The youth specialist shall provide informal guidance to students on academic, career, and life decisions and, based on the individual needs of students, connect them to professional counseling services to address more serious barriers, such as mental health problems or drug abuse.

(4)The youth specialist shall be actively involved in intensive, one-on-one employer marketing and job development activities to identify entry-level job opportunities for students upon graduation. Likewise, the youth specialist shall assist graduates in the exploration of postsecondary education opportunities and help them navigate the financial aid process to pursue these opportunities.

(b)Youth shall be taught a minimum of 37 employment competencies designed to prepare them to secure a quality entry-level job or pursue a postsecondary education, or both, upon completion of their secondary education.

(c)Placement services shall be provided to students during the summer months or partnerships developed with summer youth employment programs to support yearlong learning. Youth specialists shall maintain contact with youth during the summer months.

(d)A student-led organization, associated with a state and national association, shall build on the competency-based curriculum and provide the opportunity for students to develop, practice, and refine their leadership and team membership skills.

(e)It shall serve as a school-based “one-stop center” for participating at-risk youth to ensure that they receive appropriate academic and social services from available resources in the school and community.

(f)It shall provide no less than 12 months of followup and support on the job and in postsecondary education after leaving the school.

(g)It shall provide computerized tracking of youth served, services delivered and performance outcomes, such as graduation rate, positive outcome rates, aggregate employment rate, full-time jobs rate, full-time placement rate, further education rate, wages, and return to school rate, at local and state levels.

(h)It shall provide continuous improvement of results through the ongoing professional development of managers, supervisors, and specialists.

(i)It shall consult with local workforce development boards on efforts where they can cooperate.

SEC. 2.

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.