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108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1261 To enhance the workforce investment system of the Nation by strengthening one-stop career centers, providing for more effective governance arrangements, promoting access to a more comprehensive array of employment, training, and related services, establishing a targeted approach to serving youth, and improving performance accountability, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 13, 2003 Mr. McKeon (for himself and Mr. Boehner) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To enhance the workforce investment system of the Nation by strengthening one-stop career centers, providing for more effective governance arrangements, promoting access to a more comprehensive array of employment, training, and related services, establishing a targeted approach to serving youth, and improving performance accountability, 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 ``Workforce Reinvestment and Adult Education Act of 2003''. SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title. Sec. 2. Table of contents. 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. 110. Eligible providers of youth activities. Sec. 111. Youth activities. Sec. 112. Comprehensive program for adults. Sec. 113. Personal reemployment accounts. Sec. 114. Performance accountability system. Sec. 115. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 116. Job Corps. Sec. 117. Native American programs. Sec. 118. Youth challenge grants. Sec. 119. Technical assistance. Sec. 120. Demonstration, pilot, multiservice, research and multistate projects. Sec. 121. Evaluations. Sec. 122. Authorization of appropriations for national activities. Sec. 123. Requirements and restrictions. Sec. 124. Nondiscrimination. Sec. 125. Administrative provisions. TITLE II--ADULT EDUCATION Sec. 201. Table of contents. Sec. 202. Amendment. TITLE III--AMENDMENTS TO OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW Sec. 301. Repeal of Wagner-Peyser provisions. TITLE IV--AMENDMENTS TO THE REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973 Sec. 401. Chairperson. Sec. 402. Rehabilitation Services Administration. Sec. 403. Director. Sec. 404. State goals. Sec. 405. Authorizations of appropriations. TITLE V--TRANSITION AND EFFECTIVE DATE Sec. 501. Transition provisions. Sec. 502. Effective date. SEC. 3. REFERENCES. Except as otherwise expressly provided, wherever in this Act an amendment or repeal is expressed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the amendment or repeal shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (20 U.S.C. 9201 et seq.). TITLE I--AMENDMENTS TO TITLE I OF THE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT OF 1998 SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS. Section 101 (29 U.S.C. 2801) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (8)(C), by striking ``not less than 50 percent of the cost of training'' and inserting ``a significant portion of the cost of training, as determined by the local board''; (2) by striking paragraph (13) and redesignating paragraphs (14) through (23) as paragraphs (13) through (22), respectively; (3) by striking paragraph (24) and redesignating paragraphs (25) through (32) as paragraphs (23) through (30), respectively; and (4) by striking paragraph (33) and redesignating paragraphs (34) through (53) as paragraphs (31) through (50), respectively. SEC. 102. PURPOSE. Section 106 (29 U.S.C. 2811) is amended to insert the following sentence after the period: ``It is also the purpose of this subtitle to provide workforce investment activities in a manner that promotes the informed choice of participants and actively involves participants in decisions affecting their participation in such activities.''. SEC. 103. STATE WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS. (a) Membership.-- (1) In general.--Section 111(b) (29 U.S.C. 2821(b)) is amended-- (A) by amending paragraph (1)(C) to read as follows: ``(C) representatives appointed by the Governor, who are-- ``(i)(I) the lead State agency officials with responsibility for the programs and activities that are described in section 121(b) and carried out by one-stop partners; ``(II) in any case in which no lead State agency official has responsibility for such a program or activity, a representative in the State with expertise relating to such program or activity; and ``(III) if not included under subclause (I), the director of the designated State entity responsible for carrying out title I of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 701 et seq.); ``(ii) the State agency officials responsible for economic development; ``(iii) representatives of business in the State who-- ``(I) are owners of businesses, chief executive officers of businesses, and other business executives or employers with optimum policy making or hiring authority, including members of local boards described in section 117(b)(2)(A)(i); ``(II) represent businesses with employment opportunities that reflect employment opportunities in the State; and ``(III) are appointed from among individuals nominated by State business organizations and business trade associations; ``(iv) chief elected officials (representing both cities and counties, where appropriate; ``(v) representatives of labor organizations, who have been nominated by State labor federations; and ``(vi) such other representatives and State agency officials as the Governor may designate.''; and (B) in paragraph (3), by striking ``paragraph (1)(C)(i)'' and inserting ``paragraph (1)(C)(iii)''. (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 111(c) (29 U.S.C 2811(c)) is amended by striking ``section (b)(1)(C)(i)'' and inserting ``section (b)(1)(C)(iii)''. (b) Functions.--Section 111(d) (29 U.S.C. 2811(d)) is amended-- (1) by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows: ``(3) development and review of statewide policies affecting the integrated provision of services through the one- stop delivery system described in section 121, including-- ``(A) the development of criteria for, and the issuance of, certifications of one-stop centers; ``(B) the criteria for the allocation of one-stop center infrastructure funding under section 121(g), and oversight of the use of such funds; ``(C) approaches to facilitating equitable and efficient cost allocation in one-stop delivery systems; and ``(D) such other matters that may promote statewide objectives for, and enhance the performance of, one- stop delivery systems within the State;''; (2) in paragraph (4), by inserting ``and the development of State criteria relating to the appointment and certification of local boards under section 117'' after ``section 116''; (3) in paragraph (5), by striking ``sections 128(b)(3)(B) and 133(b)(3)(B)'' and inserting ``sections 128(b)(3) and 133(b)(3)''; (4) in paragraph (8), by striking ``section 15(e) of the Wagner-Peyser Act'' and inserting ``section 302(e)''; and (5) in paragraph (9), by striking ``section 503'' and inserting ``section 136(i)''. (c) Elimination of Alternative Entity and Provision of Authority To Hire Staff.--Section 111(e) (29 U.S.C. 2811(e)) is amended to read as follows: ``(e) Authority To Hire Staff.--The State board may hire staff to assist in carrying out the functions described in subsection (d).''. SEC. 104. STATE PLAN. (a) Planning Cycle.--Section 112(a) (29 U.S.C. 2822(a)) is amended by striking ``5-year strategy'' and inserting ``2-year strategy''. (b) Contents.--Section 112(b)(17)(A) (29 U.S.C. 2822(b)(17(A)) is amended-- (1) in clause (iii) by striking ``and''; (2) in clause (iv)-- (A) by inserting ``homeless individuals,'' after ``public assistance),''; and (B) by striking ``and individuals with disabilities''; and (3) by adding the following new clause after clause (iv): ``(v) how the State will serve the employment and training needs of individuals, consistent with section 188 and Executive Order 13217 (relating to community-based alternatives for individuals with disabilities) including the provision of outreach, intake, assessments, and service delivery, the development of performance measures, and the training of staff; and''. (c) Modification to Plan.--Section 112(d) (29 U.S.C. 2822(d)) is amended by striking ``5-year period'' and inserting ``2-year period''. SEC. 105. LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT AREAS. (a) Designation of Areas.-- (1) Considerations.--Section 116(a)(1)(B) (29 U.S.C. 2831(a)(1)(B)) is amended by adding at the end the following clause: ``(vi) The extent to which such local areas will promote efficiency in the administration and provision of services.''. (2) Automatic designation.--Section 116(a)(2) (29 U.S.C. 2831(a)(2)) is amended to read as follows: ``(2) Automatic designation.-- ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in subparagraph (B) of this paragraph and subsection (b)(2), the Governor shall approve a request for designation as a local area from any unit of general local government with a population of 500,000 or more for the 2-year period covered by a State plan under section 112 if such request is made not later than the date of the submission of the State plan. ``(B) Continued designation based on performance.-- The Governor may deny a request for designation submitted pursuant to subparagraph (A) if such unit of government was designated as a local area for the preceding 2-year period covered by a State plan and the Governor determines that such local area did not perform successfully during such period.''. (3) Repeal of appeals.--Section 116(a) is further amended by striking paragraph (5). (b) Regional Planning.--Section 116(c)(1) (29 U.S.C. 2831(c)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``The State may require the local boards for the designated region to prepare a single regional plan that incorporates the elements of the local plan under section 118 and that is submitted and approved in lieu of separate local plans under such section.''. SEC. 106. LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS. (a) Composition.--Section 117(b)(2)(A) (29 U.S.C. 2832(a)) is amended-- (1) in clause (i)(II), by inserting ``, businesses that are in the leading industries in the local area, and large and small businesses in the local area'' after ``local area''; (2) by amending clause (ii) to read as follows: ``(ii) superintendents of the local secondary school systems and the presidents of community colleges;''; (3) in clause (iv), by striking the semicolon and inserting ``and faith-based organizations; and''; and
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