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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1627

  To reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 17, 2003

    Mr. Enzi (for himself, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Gregg, and Mrs. Murray) 
introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the 
          Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
  To reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, 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 Investment Act Amendments 
of 2003''.

SEC. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    The table of contents of 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

                        Subtitle A--Definitions

Sec. 101. Definitions.
      Subtitle B--Statewide and Local Workforce Investment Systems

Sec. 111. Purpose.
Sec. 112. State workforce investment boards.
Sec. 113. State plan.
Sec. 114. Local workforce investment areas.
Sec. 115. Local workforce investment boards.
Sec. 116. Local plan.
Sec. 117. Establishment of one-stop delivery systems.
Sec. 118. Eligible providers of training services.
Sec. 119. Eligible providers of youth activities.
Sec. 120. Youth activities.
Sec. 121. Adult and dislocated worker employment and training 
                            activities.
Sec. 122. Performance accountability system.
Sec. 123. Authorization of appropriations.
                         Subtitle C--Job Corps

Sec. 131. Job Corps.
                     Subtitle D--National Programs

Sec. 141. Native American programs.
Sec. 142. Migrant and seasonal farmworker programs.
Sec. 143. Veterans' workforce investment programs.
Sec. 144. Youth challenge grants.
Sec. 145. Technical assistance.
Sec. 146. Demonstration, pilot, multiservice, research, and multistate 
                            projects.
Sec. 147. National dislocated worker grants.
Sec. 148. Authorization of appropriations for national activities.
                       Subtitle E--Administration

Sec. 151. Requirements and restrictions.
Sec. 152. Cost principles.
Sec. 153. Reports.
Sec. 154. Administrative provisions.
Sec. 155. Use of certain real property.
  TITLE II--AMENDMENTS TO THE ADULT EDUCATION AND FAMILY LITERACY ACT

Sec. 201. Short title; purpose.
Sec. 202. Definitions.
Sec. 203. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 204. Reservation of funds; grants to eligible agencies; 
                            allotments.
Sec. 205. Performance accountability system.
Sec. 206. State administration.
Sec. 207. State distribution of funds; matching requirement.
Sec. 208. State leadership activities.
Sec. 209. State plan.
Sec. 210. Programs for corrections education and other 
                            institutionalized individuals.
Sec. 211. Grants and contracts for eligible providers.
Sec. 212. Local application.
Sec. 213. Local administrative cost limits.
Sec. 214. Administrative provisions.
Sec. 215. National Institute for Literacy.
Sec. 216. National leadership activities.
Sec. 217. Integrated English literacy and civics education.
Sec. 218. Transition.
            TITLE III--AMENDMENTS TO OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW

Sec. 301. Wagner-Peyser Act.
                TITLE IV--REHABILITATION ACT AMENDMENTS

Sec. 401. Short title.
Sec. 402. Technical amendments to table of contents.
Sec. 403. Purpose.
Sec. 404. Definitions.
Sec. 405. Administration of the Act.
Sec. 406. Carryover.
             Subtitle A--Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Sec. 411. Declaration of policy; authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 412. State plans.
Sec. 413. Eligibility and individualized plan for employment.
Sec. 414. Vocational rehabilitation services.
Sec. 415. State rehabilitation council.
Sec. 416. Evaluation standards and performance indicators.
Sec. 417. State allotments.
Sec. 418. Client assistance program.
Sec. 419. Incentive grants.
Sec. 420. Vocational rehabilitation services grants.
Sec. 421. GAO studies.
                   Subtitle B--Research and Training

Sec. 431. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 432. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
Sec. 433. Research and other covered activities.
Sec. 434. Rehabilitation research advisory council.
     Subtitle C--Professional Development and Special Projects and 
                             Demonstrations

Sec. 441. Training.
Sec. 442. Demonstration and training programs.
Sec. 443. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
Sec. 444. Recreational programs.
               Subtitle D--National Council on Disability

Sec. 451. Authorization of appropriations.
                    Subtitle E--Rights and Advocacy

Sec. 461. Architectural and transportation barriers compliance board.
Sec. 462. Protection and advocacy of individual rights.
 Subtitle F--Employment Opportunities for Individuals With Disabilities

Sec. 471. Projects with industry authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 472. Services for individuals with significant disabilities 
                            authorization of appropriations.
  Subtitle G--Independent Living Services and Centers for Independent 
                                 Living

Sec. 481. State plan.
Sec. 482. Statewide independent living council.
Sec. 483. Independent living services authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 484. Program authorization.
Sec. 485. Grants to centers for independent living in States in which 
                            Federal funding exceeds State funding.
Sec. 486. Grants to centers for independent living in States in which 
                            State funding equals or exceeds Federal 
                            funding.
Sec. 487. Standards and assurances for centers for independent living.
Sec. 488. Centers for independent living authorization of 
                            appropriations.
Sec. 489. Independent living services for older individuals who are 
                            blind.
Sec. 490. Program of grants.
Sec. 491. Independent living services for older individuals who are 
                            blind authorization of appropriations.
                       Subtitle H--Miscellaneous

Sec. 495. Helen Keller National Center Act.
                 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 (29 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.).

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

                        Subtitle A--Definitions

SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.

    Section 101 (29 U.S.C. 2801) is amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (24);
            (2) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (4), (5) 
        through (16), (17), (18) through (23), (25) through (41), and 
        (42) through (53) as paragraphs (2) through (5), (7) through 
        (18), (20), (23) through (28), (29) through (45), and (47) 
        through (58), respectively;
            (3) by inserting before paragraph (3) (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (2)) the following:
            ``(1) Accrued expenditures.--The term `accrued 
        expenditures' means charges incurred by recipients of funds 
        under this title for a given period requiring the provision of 
        funds for--
                    ``(A) goods or other tangible property received;
                    ``(B) services performed by employees, contractors, 
                subgrantees, subcontractors, and other payees; and
                    ``(C) other amounts becoming owed under programs 
                assisted under this title for which no current services 
                or performance is required, such as annuities, 
                insurance claims, and other benefit payments.
            (4) in paragraph (2) (as redesignated by paragraph (2)), by 
        striking ``Except in sections 127 and 132,'' and inserting 
        ``Except in section 132,'';
            (5) by inserting after paragraph (5) (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (2)) the following:
            ``(6) Business intermediary.--The term `business 
        intermediary' means an entity that brings together various 
        stakeholders with an expertise in an industry or business 
        sector.'';
            (6) in paragraph (9) (as redesignated by paragraph (2)), by 
        inserting ``, including a faith-based organization,'' after 
        ``nonprofit organization'';
            (7) in paragraph (10) (as redesignated by paragraph (2))--
                    (A) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``and'' after 
                the semicolon;
                    (B) in subparagraph (C)--
                            (i) by striking ``not less than 50 percent 
                        of the cost of the training'' and inserting ``a 
                        significant portion of the cost of training as 
                        determined by the local board, taking into 
                        account the size of the employer and such other 
                        factors as the local board determines to be 
                        appropriate''; and
                            (ii) by striking the period and inserting 
                        ``; and''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(D) for customized training with employers in 
                various parts of the State, a significant portion of 
                the cost of the training, as determined by the 
                Governor, taking into account the size of the employer 
                and such other factors as the Governor determines 
                appropriate.'';
            (8) in paragraph (11) (as redesignated by paragraph (2))--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A)(ii)(II), by striking 
                ``section 134(c)'' and inserting ``section 121(e)'';
                    (B) in subparagraph (C), by striking ``or'' after 
                the semicolon;
                    (C) in subparagraph (D), by striking the period and 
                inserting ``; or''; and
                    (D) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(E)(i) is a member of the Armed Forces on active 
                duty, who has been involuntarily separated with an 
                honorable discharge, from the Armed Forces, or who has 
                received notice of such separation;
                    ``(ii) is the spouse or adult dependent of a member 
                of the Armed Forces who has experienced the loss of 
                employment as a direct result of relocation to 
                accommodate a change in duty station of such member; or
                    ``(iii) is the spouse of a member of the Armed 
                Forces on active duty who meets the criteria described 
                in paragraph (13)(B).'';
            (9) in paragraph (12)(A) (as redesignated by paragraph 
        (2))--
                    (A) by striking ``and'' after the semicolon and 
                inserting ``or'';
                    (B) by striking ``(A)'' and inserting ``(A)(i)''; 
                and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(ii) is the dependent spouse of a member of the 
                Armed Forces, whose family income is significantly 
                reduced because of a deployment, an activation, a 
                transfer of duty station, or the service-connected 
                death or disability of the spouse; and'';
            (10) in paragraph (14)(A) (as redesignated by paragraph 
        (2)), by striking ``section 122(e)(3)'' and inserting ``section 
        122'';
            (11) by inserting after paragraph (18) (as redesignated by 
        paragraph (2)) the following:
            ``(19) Hard-to-serve populations.--The term `hard-to-serve 
        populations' means populations of individuals who are hard-to-
        serve, including displaced homemakers, low-income individuals, 
        Native Americans, individuals with disabilities, older 
        individuals, ex-offenders, homeless individuals, individuals 
        with limited English proficiency, individuals who do not meet 
        the definition of literacy in section 203, individuals facing 

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