HR 2295

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 2295

To reform and strengthen the workforce investment system of the Nation to put Americans back to work and make the United States more competitive in the 21st century.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 22, 2011

Mr. MCKEON (for himself, Mr. GUTHRIE, Mr. ROE of Tennessee, and Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To reform and strengthen the workforce investment system of the Nation to put Americans back to work and make the United States more competitive in the 21st century.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.


TITLE I--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT OF 1998

TITLE II--ADULT EDUCATION AND FAMILY LITERACY EDUCATION

TITLE III--AMENDMENTS TO THE WAGNER-PEYSER ACT

TITLE IV--AMENDMENTS TO THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973

TITLE V--TRANSITION AND EFFECTIVE DATE

SEC. 3. REFERENCES.

TITLE I--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT OF 1998

SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 102. PURPOSE.

SEC. 103. STATE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS.

SEC. 104. STATE PLAN.

SEC. 105. LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT AREAS.

SEC. 106. LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS.

SEC. 107. LOCAL PLAN.

SEC. 108. ESTABLISHMENT OF ONE-STOP DELIVERY SYSTEMS.

SEC. 109. ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS OF TRAINING SERVICES.

`SEC. 122. IDENTIFICATION OF ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS OF TRAINING SERVICES.

SEC. 110. ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS OF YOUTH ACTIVITIES.

`SEC. 123. ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS OF YOUTH ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 111. YOUTH ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 112. PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND DISLOCATED WORKERS.

`CHAPTER 5--EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS AND DISCLOSED WORKERS'.

`Chapter 5--Employment and Training Activities for Adults and Dislocated Workers'.

`(aa) in excess of 3 percent of the amount described in subparagraph (C)(i)(II); or

`(bb) in excess of a percentage established by the Secretary that is greater than 3 percent of the amount described in subparagraph (C)(i)(II) if the Secretary determines that such greater percentage is sufficient to carry out subparagraph (A).

(aa) in the matter preceding clause (I), by striking `subsection (c)' and inserting `section 121'; and

(bb) in clause (II), by striking `subsections (e) and (h)' and inserting `subsection (i)'; and

(aa) by striking `an individual training account' and inserting `a career enhancement account';

(bb) in subclause (II), by striking `individual training accounts' and inserting `career enhancement accounts';

(cc) in subclause (II) by striking `or' after the semicolon;

(dd) in subclause (III) by striking the period and inserting `; or'; and

(ee) by adding at the end of the following:

(aa) by redesignating subclause (IV) as subclause (V) and inserting after subclause (III) the following:

`(aa) identifying and disseminating to business, educators, and job seekers, information related to the workforce, economic and community development needs, and opportunities of the local economy;

`(bb) development and delivery of innovative workforce investment services and strategies for area businesses, which may include sectoral, industry cluster, regional skills alliances, career ladder, skills upgrading, skill standard development and certification, apprenticeship, and other effective initiatives for meeting the workforce investment needs of area employers and workers;

`(cc) participation in seminars and classes offered in partnership with relevant organizations focusing on the workforce-related needs of area employers and job seekers;

`(dd) training consulting, needs analysis, and brokering services for area businesses, including the organization and aggregation of training (which may be paid for with funds other than those provided under this title), for individual employers and coalitions of employers with similar interests, products, or workforce needs;

`(ee) assistance to area employers in the aversion of layoffs and in managing reductions in force in coordination with rapid response activities;

`(ff) the marketing of business services offered under this title, to appropriate area employers, including small and mid-sized employers;

`(gg) information referral on concerns affecting local employers; and

`(hh) other business services and strategies designed to better engage employers in workforce investment activities and to make the workforce investment system more relevant to the workforce investment needs of area businesses, as determined by the local board to be consistent with the objectives of this title.

SEC. 113. PERFORMANCE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.

SEC. 114. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 115. JOB CORPS.

SEC. 116. NATIVE AMERICAN PROGRAMS.

SEC. 117. MIGRANT AND SEASONAL FARM WORKER PROGRAMS.

SEC. 118. VETERANS' WORKFORCE INVESTMENT PROGRAMS.

SEC. 119. YOUTH CHALLENGE GRANTS.

`SEC. 169. YOUTH CHALLENGE GRANTS.

SEC. 120. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 121. DEMONSTRATION, PILOT, MULTISERVICE, RESEARCH AND MULTI-STATE PROJECTS.

SEC. 122. RESTORING STATE AND LOCAL FLEXIBILITY TO CREATE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY JOBS.

SEC. 123. EVALUATIONS.

SEC. 124. NATIONAL DISLOCATED WORKER GRANTS.

`SEC. 173. NATIONAL DISLOCATED WORKER GRANTS.';

SEC. 125. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR NATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 126. REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS.

SEC. 127. NONDISCRIMINATION.

SEC. 128. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

SEC. 129. STATE LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY.

SEC. 130. WORKFORCE INNOVATION IN REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

`SEC. 192. WORKFORCE INNOVATION IN REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

SEC. 131. GENERAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS.

TITLE II--ADULT EDUCATION AND FAMILY LITERACY EDUCATION

SEC. 201. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

`TITLE II--ADULT EDUCATION AND FAMILY LITERACY EDUCATION

`Chapter 1--FEDERAL PROVISIONS

`Chapter 2--STATE PROVISIONS

`Chapter 3--LOCAL PROVISIONS

`Chapter 4--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 202. AMENDMENT.

`TITLE II--ADULT EDUCATION AND FAMILY LITERACY EDUCATION

`SEC. 201. SHORT TITLE.

`SEC. 202. PURPOSE.

`SEC. 203. DEFINITIONS.

`SEC. 204. HOME SCHOOLS.

`SEC. 205. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

`CHAPTER 1--FEDERAL PROVISIONS

`SEC. 211. RESERVATION OF FUNDS; GRANTS TO ELIGIBLE AGENCIES; ALLOTMENTS.

`SEC. 212. PERFORMANCE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.

`SEC. 213. INCENTIVE GRANTS FOR STATES.

`CHAPTER 2--STATE PROVISIONS

`SEC. 221. STATE ADMINISTRATION.

`SEC. 222. STATE DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS; MATCHING REQUIREMENT.

`SEC. 223. STATE LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES.

`SEC. 224. STATE PLAN.

`SEC. 225. PROGRAMS FOR CORRECTIONS EDUCATION AND OTHER INSTITUTIONALIZED INDIVIDUALS.

`CHAPTER 3--LOCAL PROVISIONS

`SEC. 231. GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS.

`SEC. 232. LOCAL APPLICATION.

`SEC. 233. LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE COST LIMITS.

`CHAPTER 4--GENERAL PROVISIONS

`SEC. 241. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.

`SEC. 242. NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES.

TITLE III--AMENDMENTS TO THE WAGNER-PEYSER ACT

SEC. 301. AMENDMENTS TO THE WAGNER-PEYSER ACT.

`SEC. 15. WORKFORCE AND LABOR MARKET INFORMATION SYSTEM.

TITLE IV--AMENDMENTS TO THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973

SEC. 401. FINDINGS.

SEC. 402. REHABILITATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.

SEC. 403. DIRECTOR.

SEC. 404. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 405. STATE PLAN.

SEC. 406. SCOPE OF SERVICES.

SEC. 407. STANDARDS AND INDICATORS.

SEC. 408. RESERVATION FOR EXPANDED TRANSITION SERVICES.

`SEC. 110A. RESERVATION FOR EXPANDED TRANSITION SERVICES.

SEC. 409. CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

SEC. 410. PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS.

SEC. 411. CHAIRPERSON.

SEC. 412. AUTHORIZATIONS OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 413. CONFORMING AMENDMENT.

SEC. 414. HELEN KELLER NATIONAL CENTER ACT.

TITLE V--TRANSITION AND EFFECTIVE DATE

SEC. 501. TRANSITION PROVISIONS.

SEC. 502. EFFECTIVE DATE.

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