D.C. Law 21-109. Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee Amendment Act of 2016.

D.C. Law 21-109. Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee Amendment Act of 2016.

AN ACT

To amend An Act To provide for voluntary apprenticeship in the District of Columbia to establish a Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee within the Department of Employment Services, to provide for the composition, terms, and duties of the committee, and to require the committee to submit an annual report of its findings and recommendations to the Council.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee Amendment Act of 2016".

Sec. 2. An Act To provide for voluntary apprenticeship in the District of Columbia, approved May 21, 1946 (60 Stat. 204; D.C. Official Code § 32-1401 et seq.), is amended by adding a new section 12a to read as follows:

"Sec. 12a. Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee.

"(a) There is established within the Department of Employment Services a Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee. The members of the Committee shall be appointed by the Mayor in accordance with section 2(f) of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code § 1-523.01(f)).

"(b) The Committee shall be composed of 11 members, as follows:

"(1) Two representatives from the Apprenticeship Council;

"(2) One employer whose business has an apprenticeship program;

"(3) One representative from the University of the District of Columbia Community College;

"(4) One representative from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education;

"(5) One individual who holds a doctoral degree and specializes in labor economics with expertise in national and international apprenticeship systems;

"(6) One representative of a nonprofit organization who is involved with employee training and workforce development;

"(7) One representative from a local business organization;

"(8) One representative from a local business trade association;

"(9) One representative from a labor organization; and

"(10) One representative from the Workforce Investment Council.

"(c)(1) The Mayor shall designate the chairperson of the Committee.

"(2)(A) Members of the Committee shall be appointed to serve 3-year terms, from the date of appointment.

"(B) A Committee member may be reappointed.

"(C) A person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of a predecessor’s term shall be appointed to serve for the remainder of that term.

"(D) A member may continue to serve after the expiration of the member’s term until a successor is appointed, subject to section 2(c) of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code § 1-523.01(c)).

"(d) The Committee shall:

"(1) Based on a systematic review of relevant data, evaluate the effectiveness of youth apprenticeship programs in:

"(A) The District of Columbia;

"(B) States and municipalities; and

"(C) Other countries;

"(2) Review and identify:

"(A) Ways to implement high school youth apprenticeship programs in the District of Columbia;

"(B) The means through which employers and organizations can obtain grants, tax credits, or other subsidies to support the establishment and operation of high school youth apprenticeship programs; and

"(C) The number of apprenticeship opportunities for youth that the District of Columbia needs to reach over the next 3 years; and

"(3) On or before December 1 of each year, submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Council of the District of Columbia.

"(e) For the purposes of this section, the term "Committee" means the Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee established by this section.".

Sec. 3. Section 2(f) of the Confirmation Act of 1978, effective March 3, 1979 (D.C. Law 2-142; D.C. Official Code § 1-523.01(f)), is amended as follows:

(a) Paragraph (52) is amended by striking the word "and" at the end.

(b) Paragraph (53) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the phrase "; and" in its place.

(c) A new paragraph (54) is added to read as follows:

"(54) Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, established by the Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee Amendment Act of 2016, passed on 2nd reading on March 1, 2016 (Enrolled version of Bill 21-287).".

Sec. 4. Fiscal impact statement.

The Council adopts the fiscal impact statement in the committee report as the fiscal impact statement required by section 4a of the General Legislative Procedures Act of 1975, approved October 16, 2006 (120 Stat. 2038; D.C. Official Code § 1-301.47a).

Sec. 5. Effective date.

This act shall take effect following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council to override the veto), a 30-day period of congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Official Code § 1-206.02(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.