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Substitute House Bill No. 6634

Public Act No. 03-102

AN ACT CONCERNING ADULT EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2003) (a) Within available appropriations, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2004, to June 30, 2006, inclusive, the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, in cooperation with a consenting regional workforce development board, shall establish a pilot program that allows such board to use funds allocated to such board to expand an existing adult education program at a local or regional board of education within such regional workforce development board's region to enable incumbent workers to participate in such adult education program. For purposes of this section, "incumbent workers" means individuals who are employed in this state, but who are in need of additional skills, training or education in order to upgrade employment.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2007, the commission shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to higher education and employment advancement and education on the establishment and any operation of the pilot program authorized under subsection (a) of this section.

Approved June 18, 2003