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Legislative Update

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.

The Legislature has adjourned until Monday, December 1, 2014 at 12 noon.

AB 1476 - Budget Act of 2014

AB 1476 is a budget cleanup bill that contains amendments to various boards, departments, and agencies. Among other things, AB 1476 will increase ETP's appropriation by $10 million in the current fiscal year.

AB 1476 was approved by the Governor and chaptered by the Secretary of State on Saturday, September 27, 2014 (Chapter 663, Statutes of 2014).


AB 2148, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: ANNUAL WORKFORCE METRICS DASHBOARD. (Mullin)

AB 2148 requires the California Workforce Investment Board (Board) to assist the Governor in the development of an annual workforce metrics dashboard that measures the state's human capital investments in workforce development and provides a status report on credential attainment, training completion, degree attainment, and participant earnings from workforce education and training programs.

This bill authorizes the State Department of Education to collect the social security numbers of adults participating in adult education programs and requires the Employment Development Department to aggregate and report data provided by workforce program partners to the Board. The Board shall convene workforce program partners to develop a standardized set of inputs and outputs for the workforce metrics dashboard.

Further, the workforce metrics dashboard will measure the performance of the 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.

AB 2148 was approved by the Governor and chaptered by the Secretary of State on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (Chapter 385, Statutes of 2014).



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