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SB-33 Apprenticeship: annual report: task force.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 04/07/2021 10:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 07, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  March 11, 2021
Amended  IN  Senate  March 09, 2021

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 33


Introduced by Senator Cortese

December 07, 2020


An act to amend Section 3073.5 of, and to add Section 3073.4 to, the Labor Code, relating to apprenticeship.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 33, as amended, Cortese. Apprenticeship: annual report: task force.
Existing law provides for apprenticeship programs within the Division of Apprenticeship Standards within the Department of Industrial Relations, sponsored by specific entities and employers, and requires the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards to perform various functions with respect to apprenticeship programs and the welfare of apprentices. Existing law also establishes the California Apprenticeship Council within the Division of Apprenticeship Standards and requires the council to issue rules and regulations on apprenticeship standards and certain other topics, as prescribed.
This bill would require the Director of Industrial Relations, on or before September 1, 2022, to convene a task force to promote apprenticeship for all populations throughout the state, to be known as the Construction Apprenticeship Advancement Task Force, with membership as prescribed. The bill would require the task force force, in consultation with specified entities, to study the recruitment, retention, and barriers to entry of women and other minority, underrepresented, and disadvantaged populations in the State of California for purposes of ensuring apprenticeship opportunities are more inclusive of those populations. The bill would require the membership of the task force to work jointly to issue a joint report to the Legislature by January 1, 2023, and by that date annually thereafter, that details best practices to promote apprenticeship for all populations throughout the state.
Existing law requires the Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, the California Apprenticeship Council, and the Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship to annually report separately through the Director of Industrial Relations to the Legislature and the public on their activities. Existing law requires the report to include specified information, including information on the number of individuals, including numbers of women and minorities, in apprenticeship, preapprenticeship, and other specified programs for the current year and in each of the previous 5 years.
This bill would expand the required information in the report to include information regarding outreach activities to recruit and retain apprentices from disadvantaged communities and underserved subgroups.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 3073.4 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

3073.4.
 (a) As used in this section, “Apprenticeship “Construction Apprenticeship Advancement Task Force” or “task force” means the Construction Apprenticeship Advancement Task Force convened in accordance with this section.
(b) The Director of Industrial Relations, on or before September 1, 2022, shall convene a task force to promote apprenticeship for all populations throughout the state, to be known as the Construction Apprenticeship Advancement Task Force.
(c) The Director of Industrial Relations shall appoint the following members to the Construction Apprenticeship Advancement Task Force:
(1) The Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards or their designee.
(2) An employee representative of the chairperson of the California Apprenticeship Council or their designee.
(3) An employer representative of the chairperson of the California Apprenticeship Council or their designee.
(4) The chairperson of the California Workforce Development Board or their designee.
(d) The task force shall study the recruitment, retention, and barriers to entry of women and other minority, underrepresented, and disadvantaged populations in the State of California for purposes of ensuring apprenticeship opportunities are more inclusive of those populations. In conducting the study, the task force shall consult with organizations with experience in working to diversify representation in apprenticeship programs, as well as educational entities involved in apprenticeship, including both K–12 and community college programs.
(e) The membership of the task force shall work jointly to issue a joint report to the Legislature by January 1, 2023, and by that date annually thereafter, that details best practices to promote apprenticeship for all populations throughout the state.

SEC. 2.

 Section 3073.5 of the Labor Code is amended to read:

3073.5.
 The Chief of the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, the California Apprenticeship Council, and the Interagency Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship shall annually report separately through the Director of Industrial Relations to the Legislature and the public on their activities. The report shall contain information including, but not limited to, analyses of the following:
(a) (1) The number of individuals, including numbers of women and minorities, registered in apprenticeship, preapprenticeship, and other programs administered pursuant to this chapter in the state for the current year and in each of the previous five years.
(2) For construction trade and firefighter apprenticeship programs, the report shall include demographic data detailing the racial, ethnic, and gender makeup of those participants for the annual reporting period.
(3) Information regarding outreach activities to recruit and retain apprentices from disadvantaged communities and underserved subgroups.
(b) The number and percentage of participants, including numbers and percentages of minorities and women, registered in each program having five or more participants, and the percentage of those participants who have completed their programs successfully in the current year and in each of the previous five years.
(c) Remedial actions taken by the division to assist those programs having difficulty in achieving affirmative action goals or having very low completion rates.
(d) The number of disputed issues with respect to individual apprenticeship or other agreements submitted to the Administrator of Apprenticeship for determination and the number of those issues resolved by the administrator or the council on appeal.
(e) The number of apprenticeship and other program applications received by the division, the number approved, the number denied and the reason for those denials, the number being reviewed, and deficiencies, if any, with respect to those program applications being reviewed.
(f) The number of apprenticeship programs, approved by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards, that are disapproved by the California Apprenticeship Council, and the reasons for those disapprovals.
(g) The number of apprenticeship programs receiving reimbursement for related and supplemental instruction pursuant to Section 8152 or 79149.3 of the Education Code including the amounts reimbursed to each program, as reported to the Division of Apprenticeship Standards by the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges.
(h) The number of apprenticeship programs receiving reimbursement as part of the budget formula developed pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (d) of Section 84750.5 of the Education Code or its successor section, as described in Section 79149.1 of the Education Code including the amounts reimbursed to each program, as reported to the Division of Apprenticeship Standards by the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges.
(i) Any apprenticeship standards or regulations that were proposed or adopted in the previous year.