Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1388
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Education (Garcia) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. (1)The Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion
    6  is created within the Department of Economic Opportunity.
    7         (2)As used in this act, the term:
    8         (a) “Apprentice” has the same meaning as defined in s.
    9  446.021, Florida Statutes.
   10         (b) “Apprenticeship program” has the same meaning as
   11  defined in s. 446.021, Florida Statutes.
   12         (c) “Preapprentice” has the same meaning as defined in s.
   13  446.021, Florida Statutes.
   14         (d) “Preapprenticeship program” has the same meaning as
   15  defined in s. 446.021, Florida Statutes.
   16         (e)“School district” has the same meaning as defined in s.
   17  595.402, Florida Statutes.
   18         (f)“Targeted industry” means a corporate headquarters
   19  business or a target industry business as defined in s.
   20  288.106(2), Florida Statutes.
   21         (3)The task force shall:
   22         (a)Seek information from representatives of and experts in
   23  the state’s targeted industries regarding unmet workforce needs
   24  that could be addressed through the expansion of
   25  preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs without impacting
   26  currently registered programs. Such information may be submitted
   27  in writing or electronically or gathered through in-person
   28  meetings and panel discussions.
   29         (b)Examine and make legislative and administrative
   30  recommendations regarding topics including:
   31         1.Increasing recruitment of women, members of minority
   32  groups, low-income individuals, veterans, and individuals with
   33  disabilities into registered preapprenticeship and
   34  apprenticeship programs.
   35         2.Enhancing articulation between middle school curriculum;
   36  high school career and technical education programs, including
   37  registered preapprenticeship programs; registered apprenticeship
   38  programs; postsecondary institution curriculum; and workforce
   39  needs.
   40         3.Ensuring the effective delivery of information regarding
   41  career and technical education opportunities, including
   42  registered preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, to the
   43  general public, school districts, school administrators, school
   44  guidance counselors, and students enrolled in grades K-12 and
   45  their parents or guardians.
   46         4.Implementing a sustainable model for the funding of
   47  registered preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs,
   48  including the development of additional revenue sources,
   49  expansion of public-private partnerships, establishment of
   50  student scholarships, and replacement of funds lost through
   51  remission of tuition and fees.
   52         5.Instituting limited income tax credits or economic
   53  development incentives for taxpayers employing preapprentices or
   54  apprentices through a registered preapprenticeship or
   55  apprenticeship program.
   56         6.Guaranteeing access for enrollees in registered
   57  preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs ages 16 and 17 to
   58  all appropriate learning opportunities consistent with the
   59  provisions of federal worker compensation and child labor laws.
   60         (c)Consider additional topics including:
   61         1.The impact of changes to federal laws and administrative
   62  policies regarding career and technical education, secondary
   63  institution curriculum, and workforce needs.
   64         2.The best practices in other states that have
   65  successfully expanded registered preapprenticeship and
   66  apprenticeship programs.
   67         3.The best practices in benchmark occupational standards
   68  and apprenticeship program models to initiate globally
   69  competitive workforce training programs in the state.
   70         (4)The task force is comprised of the following 20
   71  members, who shall be appointed no later than July 31, 2018:
   72         (a)A member of the Senate appointed by the President of
   73  the Senate.
   74         (b)A member of the House of Representatives appointed by
   75  the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
   76         (c)A member appointed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
   77         (d)A member appointed by the National Federation of
   78  Independent Business/Florida.
   79         (e)A member appointed by the Florida AFL-CIO.
   80         (f)A member appointed by the Florida Education
   81  Association.
   82         (g)A member appointed by the United Faculty of Florida.
   83         (h)A member appointed by the Florida High Tech Corridor
   84  Council.
   85         (i)A member appointed by the Associated General
   86  Contractors of Greater Florida.
   87         (j)The Chancellor of the Division of Career and Adult
   88  Education, or his or her designee.
   89         (k)The Chancellor of the Division of Florida Colleges, or
   90  his or her designee.
   91         (l)The Chancellor of the State University System, or his
   92  or her designee.
   93         (m)A member appointed by the Association of Florida
   94  Colleges.
   95         (n)A member appointed by the Florida Association of
   96  Postsecondary Schools and Colleges.
   97         (o)A member appointed by the executive director of the
   98  Department of Economic Opportunity.
   99         (p)A member appointed by the President and CEO of
  100  CareerSource Florida.
  101         (q)A member appointed by the Florida League of Cities.
  102         (r)A member appointed by the Florida Association of
  103  Counties.
  104         (s)A member appointed by the Florida Building and
  105  Construction Trades Council.
  106         (t)A member appointed by the Florida Association of
  107  Apprenticeship Administrators.
  108         (5)The task force shall elect a chair from among its
  109  members.
  110         (6)(a)The task force shall meet as often as necessary to
  111  fulfill its goals, but not fewer than three times.
  112         (b)The first meeting of the task force must be held no
  113  later than August 15, 2018.
  114         (c)Task force meetings may be conducted by conference
  115  call, teleconferencing, or similar technology.
  116         (7)Task force members shall serve without compensation.
  117         (8)The Department of Economic Opportunity and the
  118  Department of Education shall provide such assistance as is
  119  reasonably necessary to assist the task force in accomplishing
  120  its goals.
  121         (9)The task force shall submit a report detailing its
  122  activities and findings to the Governor, the President of the
  123  Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by March
  124  1, 2019.
  125         (10)This act expires July 31, 2019.
  126         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
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  129  And the title is amended as follows:
  130         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  131  and insert:
  132                        A bill to be entitled                      
  133         An act relating to preapprenticeship and
  134         apprenticeship programs; establishing the Task Force
  135         on Apprenticeship Expansion within the Department of
  136         Economic Opportunity; defining terms; specifying the
  137         duties of the task force; requiring the task force to
  138         be comprised of certain members appointed by a
  139         specified date; providing requirements for meetings of
  140         the task force; requiring task force members to serve
  141         without compensation; requiring the department and the
  142         Department of Education to provide specified
  143         assistance to the task force; requiring the task force
  144         to submit a report to the Governor and Legislature by
  145         a specified date; providing for the future expiration
  146         of the task force; providing an effective date.