Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
12/05/2019          

Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019

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12/15/2019 Introduced in House Open
12/05/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5314


To enable registered apprenticeship programs to better serve veterans, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 5, 2019

Ms. Clark of Massachusetts (for herself, Mr. McKinley, Ms. Slotkin, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Cisneros, and Mr. Stivers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


A BILL

To enable registered apprenticeship programs to better serve veterans, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Improved apprenticeship program coordination between the Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

(a) Definitions.—In this Act:

(1) REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM.—The term “registered apprenticeship program” means an apprenticeship program registered under the Act of August 16, 1937 (50 Stat. 664; commonly referred to as the “National Apprenticeship Act”).

(2) SECRETARY.—The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Labor.

(b) Additional registered apprenticeship program requirements.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for any program applying to become a registered apprenticeship program on or after the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall—

(1) acquire from the program sponsor a written assurance that the sponsor—

(A) is aware of the availability of educational assistance for a veteran or other individual eligible under chapters 30 through 36 of title 38, United States Code, for use in connection with a registered apprenticeship program;

(B) will make a good faith effort to obtain approval for educational assistance described in subparagraph (A) for, at a minimum, each program location that employs or recruits a veteran or other individual eligible for educational assistance under chapters 30 through 36 of title 38, United States Code; and

(C) will not deny the application of a qualified candidate who is a veteran or other individual eligible for educational assistance described in subparagraph (A) for the purpose of avoiding making a good faith effort to obtain approval as described in subparagraph (B);

(2) in accordance with paragraphs (5) and (12) of section 29.5(b) of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the day before the date of enactment of this Act), require the program sponsor, to the extent practicable, to provide standards that contain provisions to grant advanced standing or credit, and provide increased wages commensurate to such standing or credit, for any veteran or other individual eligible for educational assistance under chapters 30 through 36 of title 38, United States Code, who—

(A) is enrolled in the registered apprenticeship program; and

(B) (i) has a demonstrated competence applicable to the apprenticeship occupation; or

(ii) has acquired experience, training, or skills through military service that is applicable to the apprenticeship occupation; and

(3) when the Secretary approves the registered apprenticeship program, provide a copy of the program's certificate of registration to the State approving agency designated under chapter 36 of title 38, United States Code, in the State where the program is located.


Picture Name From Date Type
Katherine Clark D-MA 12/05/2019 Sponsor
Glenn Thompson R-PA 12/05/2019 Cosponsor
Steve Stivers R-OH 12/05/2019 Cosponsor
Elissa Slotkin D-MI 12/05/2019 Cosponsor
David McKinley R-WV 12/05/2019 Cosponsor
Gilbert Cisneros D-CA 12/05/2019 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
12/05/2019 President Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.Action By: House of Representatives
12/05/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5314. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (12/05/2019) Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Labor to revise its registered apprenticeship programs to include additional program requirements for increasing the access of veterans and their survivors or dependents to such programs. Labor must acquire written assurance that sponsors of apprenticeship programs (1) are aware of the availability of educational assistance for veterans and eligible individuals for use in such programs, (2) will make a good faith effort to obtain approval for such educational assistance for at least each program location that employs or recruits such recipients, and (3) will not deny a qualified applicant to avoid making a good faith effort to obtain approval for educational assistance. In addition, Labor must (1) require program sponsors to provide standards that contain provisions to grant advanced standing or credit, (2) provide increased wages commensurate to such standing or credit for veterans or individuals eligible for educational assistance, and (3) provide a copy of the approved apprenticeship program's certificate of registration to the state approving agency.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (12/05/2019) Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019 This bill requires the Department of Labor to revise its registered apprenticeship programs to include additional program requirements for increasing the access of veterans and their survivors or dependents to such programs. Labor must acquire written assurance that sponsors of apprenticeship programs (1) are aware of the availability of educational assistance for veterans and eligible individuals for use in such programs, (2) will make a good faith effort to obtain approval for such educational assistance for at least each program location that employs or recruits such recipients, and (3) will not deny a qualified applicant to avoid making a good faith effort to obtain approval for educational assistance. In addition, Labor must (1) require program sponsors to provide standards that contain provisions to grant advanced standing or credit, (2) provide increased wages commensurate to such standing or credit for veterans or individuals eligible for educational assistance, and (3) provide a copy of the approved apprenticeship program's certificate of registration to the state approving agency.
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