Text: HF628            Text: HF630
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House File 629

HOUSE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 253) Passed House, Date Passed Senate, Date Vote: Ayes Nays Vote: Ayes Nays Approved A BILL FOR 1 An Act creating workforce training and economic development funds 2 for community colleges and making related appropriations. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 TLSB 2612HV 80 5 tm/sh/8 PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. NEW SECTION. 260C.18A WORKFORCE TRAINING AND 1 2 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS. 1 3 1. a. A workforce training and economic development fund 1 4 is created for each community college. Moneys shall be 1 5 deposited and expended from a fund as provided under this 1 6 section. 1 7 b. Moneys in the funds shall consist of any moneys 1 8 appropriated by the general assembly and any other moneys 1 9 available to and obtained or accepted by the department of 1 10 economic development from federal sources or private sources 1 11 for placement in the funds. Notwithstanding section 8.33, 1 12 moneys in the funds at the end of each fiscal year shall not 1 13 revert to any other fund but shall remain in the funds for 1 14 expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. 1 15 c. The department of economic development shall not 1 16 approve or deny any individual projects, programs, or courses 1 17 for which moneys from a workforce training and economic 1 18 development fund are expended. The department of economic 1 19 development shall consult with the department of education 1 20 regarding activities under this section. 1 21 2. On July 1 of each year for the fiscal year beginning 1 22 July 1, 2003, through the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2006, 1 23 moneys from a fund enacted by the general assembly during the 1 24 2003 legislative session and funded with bond sale proceeds 1 25 totaling more than five hundred million dollars are 1 26 appropriated to the department of economic development for 1 27 deposit in the workforce training and economic development 1 28 funds in amounts determined pursuant to subsection 3. On July 1 29 1 of each year for fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 1 30 2007, moneys from the general fund of the state are 1 31 appropriated to the department of economic development for 1 32 deposit in the workforce training and economic development 1 33 funds in amounts determined pursuant to subsection 3. Moneys 1 34 deposited in the funds and disbursed to community colleges for 1 35 a fiscal year shall be expended for the following purposes, 2 1 provided seventy percent of the moneys shall be used on 2 2 projects in the areas of advanced manufacturing, information 2 3 technology and insurance, and life sciences which include the 2 4 areas of biotechnology, health care technology, and nursing 2 5 care technology: 2 6 a. Projects in which an agreement between a community 2 7 college and an employer located within the community college's 2 8 merged area meet all of the requirements of the accelerated 2 9 career education program under chapter 260G. 2 10 b. Projects in which an agreement between a community 2 11 college and a business meet all the requirements of the Iowa 2 12 jobs training Act under chapter 260F. However, when moneys 2 13 are provided through a workforce training and economic 2 14 development fund for such projects, section 260F.6, 2 15 subsections 1 and 2, and section 260F.8 shall not apply. 2 16 c. For the development and implementation of career 2 17 academies designed to provide new career preparation 2 18 opportunities for high school students that are formally 2 19 linked with postsecondary career and technical education 2 20 programs. For purposes of this section, "career academy" 2 21 means a program of study that combines a minimum of two years 2 22 of secondary education with an associate degree, or the 2 23 equivalent, career preparatory program in a nonduplicative, 2 24 sequential course of study that is standards based, integrates 2 25 academic and technical instruction, utilizes work=based and 2 26 worksite learning where appropriate and available, utilizes an 2 27 individual career planning process with parent involvement, 2 28 and leads to an associate degree or postsecondary diploma or 2 29 certificate in a career field that prepares an individual for 2 30 entry and advancement in a high=skill and reward career field 2 31 and further education. The state board of education, in 2 32 conjunction with the division of community colleges and 2 33 workforce preparation of the department of education, shall 2 34 adopt administrative rules for the development and 2 35 implementation of such career academies pursuant to section 3 1 256.11, subsection 5, paragraph "h", section 260C.1, and Title 3 2 II of Pub. L. No. 105=332, Carl D. Perkins Vocational and 3 3 Technical Education Act of 1998. 3 4 d. Programs and courses that provide vocational and 3 5 technical training, and programs for in=service training and 3 6 retraining under section 260C.1, subsections 2 and 3. 3 7 3. The maximum cumulative total amount of moneys that may 3 8 be deposited in all the workforce training and economic 3 9 development funds for distribution to community colleges in a 3 10 fiscal year shall be determined as follows: 3 11 a. Ten million dollars for the fiscal year beginning July 3 12 1, 2003. 3 13 b. Twenty million dollars for the fiscal year beginning 3 14 July 1, 2004. 3 15 c. Thirty million dollars for the fiscal year beginning 3 16 July 1, 2005. 3 17 d. Forty million dollars for the fiscal year beginning 3 18 July 1, 2006. 3 19 e. For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2007, and each 3 20 succeeding fiscal year, the maximum cumulative total amount 3 21 shall be calculated by multiplying the maximum cumulative 3 22 total amount of the previous fiscal year by the amount of the 3 23 sum of one plus the state growth percentage established 3 24 pursuant to section 257.8 calculated for the budget year 3 25 beginning that July 1 of the fiscal year. 3 26 4. The department of economic development shall allocate 3 27 the moneys appropriated pursuant to this section to the 3 28 community college workforce training and economic development 3 29 funds utilizing the same distribution formula used for the 3 30 allocation of state general aid to the community colleges. 3 31 Sec. 2. Section 260G.3, subsection 2, Code 2003, is 3 32 amended to read as follows: 3 33 2. An agreement may include reasonable and necessary 3 34 provisions to implement the accelerated career education 3 35 program. If an agreement that utilizes program job credits is 4 1 entered into, the community college and the employer shall 4 2 notify the department of revenue and finance as soon as 4 3 possible. The community college shall also file a copy of the 4 4 agreement with the department of economic development as 4 5 required in section 260G.4B. The agreement shall provide for 4 6 program costs, including deferred costs, which may be paid 4 7 from any of the following sources: 4 8 a. Program job credits which the employer receives based 4 9 on the number of program job positions agreed to by the 4 10 employer to be available under the agreement. 4 11 b. Cash or in=kind contributions by the employer toward 4 12 the program cost. At a minimum, the employer contribution 4 13 shall be twenty percent of the program costs. 4 14 c. Tuition, student fees, or special charges fixed by the 4 15 board of directors to defray program costs. 4 16 d. Guarantee by the employer of payments to be received 4 17 under paragraphs "a" and "b". 4 18 e. Moneys from a workforce training and economic 4 19 development fund created in section 260C.18A, based on the 4 20 number of program job positions agreed to by the employer to 4 21 be available under the agreement, the amount of which shall be 4 22 calculated in the same manner as the program job credits 4 23 provided for in section 260G.4A. 4 24 EXPLANATION 4 25 This bill relates to workforce training and economic 4 26 development funds for community colleges and makes related 4 27 appropriations. 4 28 The bill creates one workforce training and economic 4 29 development fund for each community college. The bill 4 30 provides that moneys in the funds shall consist of any moneys 4 31 appropriated by the general assembly and any other moneys 4 32 available to and obtained or accepted by the department of 4 33 economic development from federal sources or private sources 4 34 for placement in the funds. 4 35 The bill provides that the department of economic 5 1 development shall not approve or deny any individual projects, 5 2 programs, or courses for which moneys from a workforce 5 3 training and economic development fund are expended. The bill 5 4 provides that the department of economic development shall 5 5 consult with the department of education regarding the 5 6 activities under the bill. 5 7 The bill provides that, on July 1 of each year for the 5 8 fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, through the fiscal year 5 9 beginning July 1, 2006, moneys from a fund enacted by the 5 10 general assembly during the 2003 legislative session and 5 11 funded with bond sale proceeds totaling more than $500 million 5 12 are appropriated to the department of management for deposit 5 13 in the separate workforce training and economic development 5 14 funds. The bill provides that, on July 1 of each year for 5 15 fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 2007, moneys from 5 16 the general fund of the state are appropriated to the 5 17 department of economic development for deposit in the 5 18 workforce training and economic development funds. 5 19 The bill provides that moneys deposited in the funds and 5 20 disbursed to community colleges for a fiscal year shall be 5 21 expended for the following purposes, provided 70 percent of 5 22 the moneys shall be used on projects in the areas of advanced 5 23 manufacturing, information technology and insurance, and life 5 24 sciences which include the areas of biotechnology, health care 5 25 technology, and nursing care technology: 5 26 1. Projects in which an agreement between a community 5 27 college and an employer located within the community college's 5 28 merged area meet all of the requirements of the accelerated 5 29 career education program under Code chapter 260G. The bill 5 30 makes conforming amendments to Code chapter 260G. 5 31 2. Projects in which an agreement between a community 5 32 college and a business meet all the requirements of the Iowa 5 33 jobs training Act under Code chapter 260F. 5 34 3. Career academies. 5 35 4. Programs and courses that provide vocational and 6 1 technical training, and programs for in=service training and 6 2 retraining. 6 3 The bill provides a method for calculating the maximum 6 4 cumulative total amount of moneys that may be deposited in all 6 5 the workforce training and economic development funds for 6 6 distribution to community colleges in a fiscal year. The bill 6 7 provides that the department of economic development shall 6 8 allocate the appropriated moneys to the community college 6 9 workforce training and economic development funds utilizing 6 10 the same distribution formula used for the allocation of state 6 11 general aid to community colleges. 6 12 LSB 2612HV 80 6 13 tm/sh/8
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