2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Worker Training

Item 103 #4h

Item 103 #4h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Commerce and Trade
Business Assistance, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $2,000,000 GF

Page 89, line 47, strike "$21,918,568" and insert "$23,918,568".
Page 91, after line 25, insert:
"G.  Out of the amounts appropriated in the second year for the Industrial Employee Training Program, $2,000,000 shall be dedicated for job training and retraining services for manufacturing and industrial businesses and facilities. Factors that the Department shall consider when providing worker training services to employers include, but are not limited to, businesses located in localities with (a) unemployment rates one percent higher than the statewide average or (b) per capita personal income lower than the statewide average.  In addition, the Department of Business Assistance is authorized to revise the program's eligibility requirements as necessary to meet the intent of this appropriation.  The Department of Business Assistance shall report one month after the close of each quarter to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on a quarterly basis in fiscal year 2002 with a status report detailing the employers receiving worker training services, number of employees trained, funding provided to each employer, and balances available for future commitments."

(This amendment provides $2,000,000 in the second year from the general fund for worker training and retraining services for manufacturing and industrial businesses located in localities with either high unemployment, low median income, or a high composite fiscal stress index.)