The following proposed bills have a potential impact on, or may be of special interest to the ETP program. Brief summaries are provided below.
ETP staff will update this page periodically. However, for the most recent versions, or to track the status of these bills, please visit the Official California Legislative Information website.
AB 2261, VETERANS SERVICES AND WORKFORCE DIVISION: VETERANS' BENEFITS. (GORELL)
AB 2261 would create a Veterans Services and Workforce Development Division within the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop a Transitional Assistance Program and to oversee the Local Veterans Employment Representatives and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program. This bill would require specified staff to be transferred from various departments and agencies including the Employment Training Panel, to the Veterans Services and Workforce Division to facilitate a one-stop shop for veterans.
AB 2148, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: ANNUAL REPORT CARD. (MULLIN)
AB 2148 would provide that the California Workforce Investment Board is also responsible for assisting the Governor in the development of an annual report card that measures the state's human capital investments in workforce development and that provides, among other things, a status report on credential and degree attainment and wage gain outcomes of workforce education and training programs. This bill would also measure, at a minimum, the performance of the following programs: community college career technical education, the Employment Training Panel, Title I and Title II of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998, Trade Adjustment Assistance, and state apprenticeship programs.
SB 851, BUDGET ACT OF 2014 (LENO) and AB 1457, BUDGET ACT OF 2014 (SKINNER)
Both SB 851 and AB 1457 would make appropriations for the support of state government for the 2014-15 fiscal year. As introduced, the bills mirror each other and both reflect an increase in the Employment Training Panel's appropriation. These bills are consistent with the Governor's budget proposal, released on January 9, 2014.