Florida Senate - 2018 CS for SB 1388 By the Committee on Education; and Senator Garcia 581-02588-18 20181388c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to preapprenticeship and 3 apprenticeship programs; establishing the Task Force 4 on Apprenticeship Expansion within the Department of 5 Economic Opportunity; defining terms; specifying the 6 duties of the task force; requiring the task force to 7 be comprised of certain members appointed by a 8 specified date; providing requirements for meetings of 9 the task force; requiring task force members to serve 10 without compensation; requiring the department and the 11 Department of Education to provide specified 12 assistance to the task force; requiring the task force 13 to submit a report to the Governor and Legislature by 14 a specified date; providing for the future expiration 15 of the task force; providing an effective date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. (1) The Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion 20 is created within the Department of Economic Opportunity. 21 (2) As used in this act, the term: 22 (a) “Apprentice” has the same meaning as defined in s. 23 446.021, Florida Statutes. 24 (b) “Apprenticeship program” has the same meaning as 25 defined in s. 446.021, Florida Statutes. 26 (c) “Preapprentice” has the same meaning as defined in s. 27 446.021, Florida Statutes. 28 (d) “Preapprenticeship program” has the same meaning as 29 defined in s. 446.021, Florida Statutes. 30 (e) “School district” has the same meaning as defined in s. 31 595.402, Florida Statutes. 32 (f) “Targeted industry” means a corporate headquarters 33 business or a target industry business as defined in s. 34 288.106(2), Florida Statutes. 35 (3) The task force shall: 36 (a) Seek information from representatives of and experts in 37 the state’s targeted industries regarding unmet workforce needs 38 that could be addressed through the expansion of 39 preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs without impacting 40 currently registered programs. Such information may be submitted 41 in writing or electronically or gathered through in-person 42 meetings and panel discussions. 43 (b) Examine and make legislative and administrative 44 recommendations regarding topics including: 45 1. Increasing recruitment of women, members of minority 46 groups, low-income individuals, veterans, and individuals with 47 disabilities into registered preapprenticeship and 48 apprenticeship programs. 49 2. Enhancing articulation between middle school curriculum; 50 high school career and technical education programs, including 51 registered preapprenticeship programs; registered apprenticeship 52 programs; postsecondary institution curriculum; and workforce 53 needs. 54 3. Ensuring the effective delivery of information regarding 55 career and technical education opportunities, including 56 registered preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, to the 57 general public, school districts, school administrators, school 58 guidance counselors, and students enrolled in grades K-12 and 59 their parents or guardians. 60 4. Implementing a sustainable model for the funding of 61 registered preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, 62 including the development of additional revenue sources, 63 expansion of public-private partnerships, establishment of 64 student scholarships, and replacement of funds lost through 65 remission of tuition and fees. 66 5. Instituting limited income tax credits or economic 67 development incentives for taxpayers employing preapprentices or 68 apprentices through a registered preapprenticeship or 69 apprenticeship program. 70 6. Guaranteeing access for enrollees in registered 71 preapprenticeship and apprenticeship programs ages 16 and 17 to 72 all appropriate learning opportunities consistent with the 73 provisions of federal worker compensation and child labor laws. 74 (c) Consider additional topics including: 75 1. The impact of changes to federal laws and administrative 76 policies regarding career and technical education, secondary 77 institution curriculum, and workforce needs. 78 2. The best practices in other states that have 79 successfully expanded registered preapprenticeship and 80 apprenticeship programs. 81 3. The best practices in benchmark occupational standards 82 and apprenticeship program models to initiate globally 83 competitive workforce training programs in the state. 84 (4) The task force is comprised of the following 20 85 members, who shall be appointed no later than July 31, 2018: 86 (a) A member of the Senate appointed by the President of 87 the Senate. 88 (b) A member of the House of Representatives appointed by 89 the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 90 (c) A member appointed by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. 91 (d) A member appointed by the National Federation of 92 Independent Business/Florida. 93 (e) A member appointed by the Florida AFL-CIO. 94 (f) A member appointed by the Florida Education 95 Association. 96 (g) A member appointed by the United Faculty of Florida. 97 (h) A member appointed by the Florida High Tech Corridor 98 Council. 99 (i) A member appointed by the Associated General 100 Contractors of Greater Florida. 101 (j) The Chancellor of the Division of Career and Adult 102 Education, or his or her designee. 103 (k) The Chancellor of the Division of Florida Colleges, or 104 his or her designee. 105 (l) The Chancellor of the State University System, or his 106 or her designee. 107 (m) A member appointed by the Association of Florida 108 Colleges. 109 (n) A member appointed by the Florida Association of 110 Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. 111 (o) A member appointed by the executive director of the 112 Department of Economic Opportunity. 113 (p) A member appointed by the President and CEO of 114 CareerSource Florida. 115 (q) A member appointed by the Florida League of Cities. 116 (r) A member appointed by the Florida Association of 117 Counties. 118 (s) A member appointed by the Florida Building and 119 Construction Trades Council. 120 (t) A member appointed by the Florida Association of 121 Apprenticeship Administrators. 122 (5) The task force shall elect a chair from among its 123 members. 124 (6)(a) The task force shall meet as often as necessary to 125 fulfill its goals, but not fewer than three times. 126 (b) The first meeting of the task force must be held no 127 later than August 15, 2018. 128 (c) Task force meetings may be conducted by conference 129 call, teleconferencing, or similar technology. 130 (7) Task force members shall serve without compensation. 131 (8) The Department of Economic Opportunity and the 132 Department of Education shall provide such assistance as is 133 reasonably necessary to assist the task force in accomplishing 134 its goals. 135 (9) The task force shall submit a report detailing its 136 activities and findings to the Governor, the President of the 137 Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives by March 138 1, 2019. 139 (10) This act expires July 31, 2019. 140 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.