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.
SB 820, STATE GOVERNMENT (COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION)
Existing law and the Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 2012 (GRP 2), effective on July 3, 2012, and operative on July 1, 2013, assigns and reorganizes the functions of state government among executive officers and agencies by creating the following general agency structure in the executive branch: Business, Consumer Services, and Housing; Government Operations; Corrections and Rehabilitation; Labor and Workforce Development; California Health and Human Services; Environmental Protection; Natural Resources; and Transportation. In creating the new general agency structure, existing law and the GRP 2, abolished certain existing state entities and offices, including, among others, the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and its secretary.
Most recently amended on June 4, this bill would remove references to the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency and its Secretary, and specifically, in relation to the Employment Training Panel, would designate the Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, or his or her designee, to serve on the panel as an ex officio, voting member (rather than the Secretary of the Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency, or his or her designee).
SB 118, UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE: EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE INVESTMENT SYSTEMS.
Existing law provides that the California Workforce Investment Board is responsible for assisting the Governor in the development, oversight, and continuous improvement of California's workforce investment system. Existing law further provides that the board must assist the Governor in targeting resources to specified high-wage industry sectors and providing guidance to ensure that services reflect the needs of those sectors.
This bill would provide that the board is also responsible for assisting the Governor in the alignment of the education and workforce investment systems to the needs of the 21st century workforce and the promotion and development of a well-educated and highly skilled 21st century economy and workforce. This bill would require the board to assist the Governor in targeting resources to specified industry clusters that provide economic security and leverage state and federal funds to ensure that resources are invested in activities that meet the needs of specified industry sectors and advance the education and employment of students and workers so they can meet the specified needs of the state, its regional economies, and leading industry sectors. Additionally, this bill encourages state and local workforce investment boards to collaborate with other public and private institutions, including the Employment Training Panel, to better align resources across workforce education and training service delivery systems and build a well-articulated workforce investment system.
As amended August 13, this bill would incorporate additional changes to Section 14013 of the Unemployment Insurance Code proposed by AB 285 that would become operative if this bill and AB 285 are enacted and this bill is enacted last.