Vocational Education

Replaces the term "vocational" with the phrase "career and
technical" in chapter 305A, Hawaii Revised Statutes (and related
references).  (SD1)

THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Section 202-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 2 amended to read as follows:
 3      "202-2  Duties of council.  The workforce development
 4 council shall:
 5      (1)  Prepare and update periodically a comprehensive state
 6           plan for workforce development with measurable
 7           outcomes;
 8      (2)  Review and assess the coordination between the State's
 9           workforce development programs, including programs of
10           the federal government operating in the State, and
11           economic development and diversification; and consider:
12           (A)  The State's employment and training requirements
13                and resources;
14           (B)  Practices of employers and unions that impede or
15                facilitate the mobility of workers; and
16           (C)  The special problems of untrained and
17                inexperienced youth, immigrants, persons with
18                disabilities, welfare clients, single parents,
19                disadvantaged minorities, and other groups facing

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 1                barriers in the labor force;
 2      (3)  Serve as an information clearinghouse for all workforce
 3           development programs in the State, including workforce
 4           training and education programs;
 5      (4)  Analyze and interpret workforce information,
 6           particularly changes which are likely to occur during
 7           the next ten years; the specific industries,
 8           occupations, and geographic areas which are most likely
 9           to be involved; and the social and economic effects of
10           these developments on the State's economy, labor force,
11           communities, families, social structure, and human
12           values;
13      (5)  Define those areas of unmet workforce and economic
14           development needs and describe how private and public
15           agencies can coordinate their efforts and collaborate
16           with each other to address those needs;
17      (6)  Recommend to the governor and the legislature, state
18           policies and funding priorities based on local
19           community input that it believes should be adopted by
20           the state government in meeting its workforce
21           development responsibilities to:
22           (A)  Establish a workforce development system in the
23                State in which resources are pooled and programs

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 1                are coordinated and streamlined;
 2           (B)  Encourage a program of useful research into the
 3                State's workforce requirements, development, and
 4                utilization; and
 5           (C)  Support recommended workforce policies that
 6                promote economic development, diversification, and
 7                well-being of the people in this State;
 8           provided that the duties and responsibilities of the
 9           workforce development council shall not impinge on the
10           constitutional and statutory authority of the board of
11           regents and the board of education, and the statutory
12           authority of the state board for [vocational] career
13           and technical education;
14      (7)  Create public awareness and understanding of the
15           State's workforce development plans, policies,
16           programs, and activities, and promoting them as
17           economic investments;
18      (8)  Submit reports of its activities and recommendations to
19           the governor and the legislature at least once a year;
20      (9)  Evaluate the state workforce development plan in terms
21           of how its purposes, goals, and objectives have been
22           carried out throughout the State;
23     (10)  Provide technical assistance to local workforce

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 1           development boards and other similar organizations;
 2     (11)  Carry out required functions and duties related to
 3           workforce development of any advisory body required or
 4           made optional by federal legislation, including the Job
 5           Training Partnership Act of 1982, as amended, and the
 6           Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933, as amended;
 7     (12)  In accordance with the federal Workforce Investment Act
 8           of 1998, Public Law 105-220, assist the governor in the
 9           following functions:
10           (A)  The development of the State's plan for the use of
11                federal workforce investment funds, which is
12                required under Public Law 105-220;
13           (B)  The development and continuous improvement of the
14                statewide and local workforce investment systems
15                described in subtitle B of Public Law 105-220, and
16                the one-stop delivery systems described in section
17                134(c) of Public Law 105-220, including:
18                (i)  The development of linkages referred to in
19                     Public Law 105-220, to assure coordination
20                     and non-duplication among the programs and
21                     activities in section 121(b) of Public Law
22                     105-220; and
23               (ii)  The review of plans prepared by local

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 1                     workforce investment boards for the use of
 2                     federal workforce investment funds which is
 3                     required under Public Law 105-220;
 4           (C)  Commenting at least once annually on the measures
 5                taken pursuant to section 122(c)(16) of the Carl
 6                D. Perkins Vocational and [Applied Technology]
 7                Technical Education Amendments of 1998, Public Law
 8                105-332;
 9           (D)  The designation of local areas as required in
10                section 116 of Public Law 105-220;
11           (E)  The development of allocation formulas for the
12                distribution of funds for adult employment and
13                training activities and youth activities to local
14                areas as permitted under sections 128(b)(3)(B)(i)
15                and 133(b)(3)(B)(i) of Public Law 105-220;
16           (F)  The development and continuous improvement of
17                comprehensive state performance measures,
18                including state-adjusted levels of performance, to
19                assess the effectiveness of the workforce
20                investment activities in the State as required
21                under section 136(b)(1) of Public Law 105-220;
22           (G)  The preparation of the annual report to the United
23                States Secretary of Labor described in section

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 1                136(d)(1) of Public Law 105-220;
 2           (H)  The development of the statewide employment
 3                statistics system described in section 15(e) of
 4                the Wagner-Peyser Act; and
 5           (I)  The development of an application for an incentive
 6                grant under section 503 of Public Law 105-220; and
 7     (13)  Act as the designated state entity to conduct
 8           activities relating to occupational and employment
 9           information for vocational and technical education
10           programs in compliance with section 118 [[]of[]] the
11           Carl D. Perkins Vocational and [Applied Technology]
12           Technical Education Amendments of 1998, Public Law 105-
13           332."
14      SECTION 2.  Chapter 305A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
15 amended as follows:
16      1.  By amending its title to read:
17                         "[[]CHAPTER 305A
19                              AID[]]"
20      2.  By amending sections 305A-2 to 305A-4 to read:
21      "[[]305A-2[]]  State board for [vocational] career and
22 technical education.  The board of regents of the University of
23 Hawaii is designated as the state board for [vocational] career

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 1 and technical education.  The chairperson of the board of regents
 2 is designated as the chairperson of the board for [vocational]
 3 career and technical education and the president of the
 4 University of Hawaii, its administrative officer.
 5      [[]305A-3[]]  Board's power and authority.  The board may
 6 cooperate with the United States Department of Health, Education
 7 and Welfare in the administration of the provisions of the Acts
 8 of Congress mentioned in section 305A-1, and do all things
 9 necessary to entitle the State to receive the benefits of each of
10 the respective funds appropriated by such Acts; represent the
11 State in any and all matters arising out of or connected with the
12 administration of such Acts of Congress insofar as the same shall
13 apply to the State; represent the State in any or all matters in
14 reference to the expenditure, distribution, and disbursements of
15 moneys received from such acts; designate such colleges, schools,
16 departments, or classes as may be entitled to participate in the
17 benefits of moneys received from the appropriations made in such
18 Acts as in its judgment and discretion will best subserve the
19 interests of [vocational] career and technical education in the
20 State and carry out the spirit, purposes, and provisions of such
21 Acts of Congress; establish and determine by general regulations,
22 the qualifications to be possessed by persons teaching
23 agricultural, trade, industrial, and home economics subjects in

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 1 the colleges or schools coming under the provisions of such Acts
 2 of Congress in the State; and enforce rules and regulations
 3 concerning the granting of certificates and licenses to such
 4 teachers and to certificate such teachers.  The board may
 5 delegate some of its responsibilities relating to the
 6 establishment of qualifications for and certification or
 7 licensing of [vocational] career and technical teachers.  The
 8 board shall make an annual report to the governor describing the
 9 conditions and progress of [vocational] career and technical
10 education during the year and include therein an itemized
11 statement showing the receipts and expenditures of all moneys
12 used in connection with such education. 
13      305A-4  [Vocational] Career and technical education
14 coordinating advisory council.  There is established a
15 [vocational] career and technical education coordinating advisory
16 council which shall serve in an advisory capacity to the board of
17 regents.  The council shall consist of eleven members, nine
18 appointed and two ex officio voting members.  Of the nine
19 appointed members:
20      (1)  Three shall be appointed from the board of regents of
21           the University of Hawaii by the chairperson of that
22           body;
23      (2)  Three shall be appointed from the board of education by

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 1           the chairperson of that body; and
 2      (3)  Three shall be appointed from the workforce development
 3           council by that council.
 4      Of the three members appointed from the workforce
 5 development council, one member shall represent management, one
 6 member shall represent labor, and the third shall represent the
 7 public.  Of the two ex officio members one shall be the president
 8 of the University of Hawaii and the other shall be the
 9 superintendent of education.
10      Of the three members first appointed by each appointing
11 authority, other than the chairperson of the board of education,
12 one shall be appointed for two years, one shall be appointed for
13 three years, and one shall be appointed for four years.  In the
14 case of the members appointed from the board of education, the
15 terms of such members shall be for their remaining terms as
16 members of the board of education.  Upon the expiration of the
17 terms of the first members, their successors shall serve for a
18 term of four years.  Vacancies shall be filled by the appropriate
19 appointing authority for the unexpired term.
20      The council shall elect a chairperson and such other
21 officers as it deems necessary.  Section 92-15 shall apply.  The
22 members of the council shall serve without pay but shall be
23 entitled to their traveling expenses within the State when

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 1 attending meetings of the council or when actually engaged in
 2 business relating to the work of the council."
 3      SECTION 3. Section 373C-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 4 amended to read as follows:
 5      "373C-11  Occupational information coordinating committee,
 6 establishment.  The Hawaii state occupational information
 7 coordinating committee is established and shall be composed of
 8 representation from at least the state board for [vocational]
 9 career and technical education, the department of labor and
10 industrial relations, the state employment and training council,
11 the state vocational rehabilitation agency, the department of
12 education, and the University of Hawaii.  Membership shall not be
13 restricted to these agencies, but shall not exceed twenty-five
14 members with one member per agency.  Members shall be appointed
15 by the administrators or directors of these agencies.  The
16 committee shall be placed in the department of labor and
17 industrial relations for administrative purposes only."
18      SECTION 4.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
19 New statutory material is underscored.
20      SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.