Florida Senate - 2018 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1388 Ì178538OÎ178538 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Education (Garcia) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 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. 127 128 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 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.