PA 16-170—SB 222

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Commerce Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING THE REPEAL OF OBSOLETE REPORTS AND PROGRAMS INVOLVING THE LABOR DEPARTMENT

SUMMARY: This act eliminates several Connecticut Employment and Training Commission (CETC), Labor Department, and Office of Workforce Competitiveness (OWC) reporting requirements.

It also makes conforming and technical changes, including repealing an obsolete law on a pilot program.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage for repeal of the pilot program and elimination of OWC's required report on workforce shortages; October 1, 2016 for all other provisions.

ELIMINATED CETC REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Table 1 shows the CETC reporting requirements that the act eliminates.

Table 1: CETC Reporting Requirements

Under Prior Law

Under the Act

Annual report on CETC's progress to the governor, and the Appropriations, Education, Labor and Public Employees, and Human Services committees

Reporting requirement eliminated ( 1)

Annual draft plan to coordinate the state's employment and job training efforts for submittal to the governor

Eliminates the requirement to submit the plan to the governor ( 1)

Statewide workforce development plan that includes performance measures for various workforce development activities. Must report annually to the governor and the General Assembly on progress

Eliminates the requirement to report to the governor and General Assembly ( 1)

Regional workforce development boards must conform to CETC's annual plan when they plan and coordinate their activities

Reporting requirement eliminated ( 2)

CETC required to consider a list of items or documents when preparing its annual employment and job training plan

Eliminates the requirement to review each regional workforce development board's annual report as part of the process ( 3)

LABOR DEPARTMENT AND OWC REPORTING ELIMINATED

Table 2 shows the other reporting requirements the act eliminates.

Table 2: Eliminated Labor-Related Reporting Requirements

Agency Responsible for Report

Subject Matter and Report Frequency

Labor Department

Annually to the Labor and Commerce committees on assistance to businesses for job training, including training for ISO 9000 quality standards ( 4)

OWC

Biennially to the Board of Regents on workforce shortages and career pathways ( 7)

OLR Tracking: JM; JKL; PF; LH; cmg