House File 61 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 61 BY ISENHART A BILL FOR An Act relating to agreements concerning disadvantaged workers 1 under the industrial new jobs training program. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1084YH (2) 84 tw/rj
H.F. 61 Section 1. Section 260E.2, subsection 1, Code 2011, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 1. “Agreement” is the means an agreement between entered 3 into by an employer and a community college concerning a 4 project pursuant to section 260E.3 . 5 Sec. 2. Section 260E.2, Code 2011, is amended by adding the 6 following new subsections: 7 NEW SUBSECTION . 5A. “Disability” means the same as defined 8 in section 15.102, subsection 8. 9 NEW SUBSECTION . 5B. “Disadvantaged worker” means a resident 10 of this state who is a member of an underserved population and 11 who is participating in a project for the purpose of qualifying 12 for employment with an employer. 13 NEW SUBSECTION . 5C. “Disadvantaged worker agreement” 14 means an agreement entered into by a community college and a 15 disadvantaged worker concerning a project pursuant to section 16 260E.3A. 17 NEW SUBSECTION . 9A. “Minority person” means the same as 18 defined in section 15.102, subsection 8. 19 Sec. 3. Section 260E.2, subsection 15, Code 2011, is amended 20 to read as follows: 21 15. “Project” means a training arrangement which is the 22 subject of an agreement entered into between the community 23 college and an employer to provide program services under 24 section 260E.3 or 260E.3A . 25 Sec. 4. Section 260E.2, Code 2011, is amended by adding the 26 following new subsection: 27 NEW SUBSECTION . 16. “Underserved population” includes any 28 of the following: 29 a. Persons with an adjusted gross income of twenty thousand 30 dollars or less in the preceding tax year. 31 b. Women, persons with disabilities, and minority persons. 32 c. Persons age sixty-five and older. 33 d. Persons convicted of a crime who are reentering society 34 after being released from incarceration. 35 -1- LSB 1084YH (2) 84 tw/rj 1/ 2
H.F. 61 Sec. 5. NEW SECTION . 260E.3A Disadvantaged worker 1 agreements. 2 1. A community college may enter into an agreement with a 3 disadvantaged worker to establish a project pursuant to this 4 section. 5 2. A disadvantaged worker agreement shall provide for the 6 furnishing of program services to disadvantaged workers. 7 EXPLANATION 8 This bill relates to agreements between employers and 9 community colleges concerning disadvantaged workers under the 10 industrial new jobs training program in Code chapter 260E. 11 Currently, agreements under the program are entered into 12 between community colleges and employers. The bill provides a 13 framework for such agreements for the purposes of qualifying 14 certain disadvantaged workers for employment with employers. 15 The bill does not provide a source of funding for training 16 program costs under such agreements. 17 -2- LSB 1084YH (2) 84 tw/rj 2/ 2