Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 803 - SKILLS Act

Summaries Derived from Information Provided by Sponsors

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Mar 13, 2013 2:21PM

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Black (TN)

#1

REVISED Expresses a sense of Congress that any administrative costs to federal, state, or local entities as a result of this act be off-set by funds currently being used for marketing and outreach at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

DelBene (WA)

#10

WITHDRAWN Strikes the sections that modify composition requirements for state and local workforce investment boards, maintaining the current composition requirements as prescribed in law.

Foxx (NC)

#9

MANAGER'S Provides an application process for local or regional boards to be designated as a local workforce investment area, authorizes GAO to complete two studies related to Workforce Investment Act programs, and makes technical and clarifying amendments.

Gallego, Pete (TX)

#3

Adds advanced manufacturing in the state and local plans sections to assist American Veterans obtain better job opportunities in that field.

Garrett (NJ)

#5

WITHDRAWN Increases the frequency of reports to Congress that evaluate programs covered by this legislation. If reports due to Congress are not transmitted on or before the time period specified for that report, amounts authorized to be appropriated under this title shall be reduced by 10 percent for the next fiscal year and each subsequent fiscal year.

Garrett (NJ)

#6

REVISED Requires that if reports due to Congress that evaluate the programs that are covered by this legislation are not transmitted on or before the time period specified for that report, amounts authorized to be appropriated under this title shall be reduced by 10 percent for the next fiscal year and reduced by an additional 10 percent for each subsequent fiscal year until such report is transmitted to Congress.

Gibson (NY)

#4

Provides states with increased flexibility to reduce the size of their state workforce boards. While doing so, the amendment preserves provisions in underlying statute that require representation from groups such as labor unions and community colleges.

Kilmer, Derek (WA)

#11

WITHDRAWN Provides states with authority to facilitate training to unemployed individuals seeking to meet the demands of the cyber security sector.

McKinley (WV)

#2

Provides on the job training for economically disadvantaged areas (median household income of $40,000 or less). Increases funding for extremely disadvantaged areas (median household income of $32,000 or less.

Noem (SD)

#12

WITHDRAWN Increases the Secretary’s reservation from 1 to 2 percent for Native American, Native Alaskan, and Native Hawaiian employment and training services.

Scott, Bobby (VA)

#7

WITHDRAWN Stipulates that 25% of the funds allotted to states be spent on youth training activities; further stipulates that 50% of that 25% be spent on programs targeting at-risk youth, such as high school drop-outs.

Tierney (MA), Hinojosa (TX), Miller, George (CA)

#13

SUBSTITUTE Reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act in a responsible way that ensures workers can obtain jobs and build careers through strategic partnerships and enables businesses to identify and hire qualified personnel to grow and continue our economic recovery.

Young, Don (AK), Cole (OK), Noem (SD)

#8

Changes the percentage of authorized State Allotment funding set aside for American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian employment and training grants. It replaces a provision that limits the set aside to no more than 1 percent of total funding with a fixed 1 percent guarantee.