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Senate Bill 0370


Senate Bill 0370

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF SB370 (Updated March 8, 2006 2:57 pm - DI 84)


Workforce development system. Requires the Indiana economic development corporation to establish a regional workforce system of not more than 11 regional workforce areas (area) with oversight by a regional workforce board (board). Establishes the criteria and selection process for board members. Renames the local boards "workforce investment boards", and provides that the duties of the regional workforce boards include providing support and guidance to workforce investment boards. Authorizes the boards to establish, using a competitive procurement process and with a workforce investment board's consent, agreements for support, oversight, and management services in the regional workforce area. Renames the state human resource investment council as the state workforce innovation council (council), designates the state superintendent of public instruction or the superintendent's designee as a member of the council, and removes the requirement that the budget agency serve as the council's fiscal agent. Requires staggered terms for council members. Allows a member to participate in a meeting of the council by simultaneous communication under certain circumstances. Provides that the council is subject to the allotment system administered by the budget agency and financial oversight by the office of management and budget. Renames workforce development centers the one stop centers, requires that the centers be certified by the council, and repeals a requirement that certain providers offer services at the centers and restrictions on center funding sources. Repeals provisions concerning: (1) financial assistance for job training; (2) the state plan; (3) the establishment of workforce investment areas; (4) the one stop system and one stop partners; (5) the powers and duties of regional board and one stop partners; and (6) fiscal authority for youth, adult, and dislocated worker funds under Title 1 of the Workforce Investment Act. Removes obsolete references.
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