House File 330 - IntroducedA Bill ForAn Act 1relating to certain workforce training programs
2administered by community colleges and tuition assistance
3related to such programs.
1   Section 1.  Section 260E.2, subsection 9, Code 2019, is
2amended to read as follows:
   39.  “Industry” means a business engaged in interstate
4or intrastate commerce for the purpose of manufacturing,
5processing, or assembling products, conducting research and
6development, providing center-based child day care services, or
7providing services in interstate commerce, but excludes retail,
8health, or professional services. “Industry” does not include
9a business which closes or substantially reduces its operation
10in one area of the state of Iowa and relocates substantially
11the same operation in another area of the state of Iowa. This
12subsection does not prohibit a business from expanding its
13operations in another area of the state provided that existing
14operations of a similar nature are not closed or substantially
16   Sec. 2.  Section 260I.6, subsection 2, Code 2019, is amended
17by adding the following new paragraph:
18   NEW PARAGRAPH.  0e.  Center-based child day care services.
20The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with
21the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly.
   22This bill amends the Iowa industrial new jobs training Act
23and the gap tuition assistance Act to add center-based child
24day care services to the programs.
   25Currently, under the Iowa industrial new jobs training Act,
26a business in certain industries that enters into an agreement
27with a community college qualifies for new jobs tax credits for
28the training of new employees. The bill amends the definition
29of “industry” to add center-based child day care services to
30the list of industries which qualify a business to enter into
31an agreement with a community college for new employee training
32under a new jobs training program and entitle such business to
33new jobs tax credits for new jobs directly resulting from the
34project covered by the agreement. To pay for such projects,
35community colleges are authorized to make an advance or loan
-1-1and to issue and sell negotiable bonds or notes.
   2The gap tuition assistance program provides funding to
3community colleges for need-based tuition assistance to
4applicants to enable completion of continuing education
5certificate training programs for in-demand occupations. To
6meet the definition of “eligible certificate program”, the
7program must offer training or a credential in an “in-demand
8occupation”. The bill amends the definition of “in-demand
9occupation” to add center-based child day care services.