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Bill Detail: HB19-1107

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Title Employment Support Job Retention Services Program
Status Governor Signed (05/28/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Labor & Employment
House Sponsors J. Coleman (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Priola (R)
R. Fields (D)
House Committee Business Affairs and Labor
Senate Committee State, Veterans and Military Affairs
Date Introduced 01/14/2019
Description

The bill creates the employment support and job retention services
program (program) within the division of employment and training
(division) in the department of labor and employment (department) to

provide emergency employment support and job retention services to
eligible individuals in the state. The bill requires the director of the
division (director) to contract with an entity to administer the program to
provide reimbursement for employment support and job retention services
provided to eligible individuals statewide. In order to be eligible for
services for which a service provider may be reimbursed under the
program, an individual must be 16 years of age or older, be eligible to
work in the United States, have a household income that is at or below the
federal poverty line, and be underemployed or unemployed and actively
involved in employment preparation, job training, employment pursuit,
or job retention activities. The director is required to establish procedures
and guidelines to implement and set parameters for the operation of the
program.
The general assembly is required to appropriate money annually
to the employment support and job retention services cash fund created
in the bill for allocation to the division to implement and operate the
program. The department is authorized to accept gifts, grants, and
donations for the implementation and operation of the program. The
program is repealed, effective September 30, 2022.

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