Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 213

    January Session, 2017

House Bill No. 5590

House of Representatives, March 27, 2017

The Committee on Labor and Public Employees reported through REP. PORTER of the 94th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) There is established a task force to study the effectiveness, impact and cohesiveness of workforce development programs and initiatives in the state. The task force shall study programs and initiatives administered or offered by (1) the Office of Workforce Competiveness, (2) the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission, established pursuant to section 31-3h of the general statutes, (3) the regional workforce development boards, established pursuant to section 31-3k of the general statutes, (4) the Department of Economic and Community Development, (5) the technical high school system, and (6) the public and private institutions of higher education in the state.

(b) The task force shall consist of the following members:

(1) Two appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives;

(2) One appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate;

(3) One appointed by the Senate Republican President Pro Tempore;

(4) One appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives;

(5) One appointed by the majority leader of the Senate;

(6) One appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives;

(7) One appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; and

(8) The Labor Commissioner, or the commissioner's designee.

(c) Any member of the task force appointed under subdivision (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) or (7) of subsection (b) of this section may be a member of the General Assembly.

(d) All appointments to the task force shall be made not later than thirty days after the effective date of this section. Any vacancy shall be filled by the appointing authority.

(e) There shall be two chairpersons and such chairpersons shall be selected from among the members of the task force. Such chairpersons shall schedule the first meeting of the task force, which shall be held not later than sixty days after the effective date of this section.

(f) The administrative staff of the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees shall serve as administrative staff of the task force.

(g) Not later than January 1, 2018, the task force shall submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to labor and public employees, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes. The task force shall terminate on the date that it submits such report or January 1, 2018, whichever is later.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

LAB

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 18 $

Various State Agencies

GF - Potential Cost

Less than $1,000

Note: GF=General Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

There may be a cost of less than $1,000 in FY 18 to those agencies participating in the task force to reimburse legislators and agency staff for mileage expenses, currently at 53.5 cents/mile.

The Out Years

There is no ongoing fiscal impact because the task force terminates in FY 18.

OLR Bill Analysis

HB05590

AN ACT CREATING A TASK FORCE TO IMPROVE THE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.

SUMMARY

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

12

Nay

0

(03/09/2017)

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