HB16-1267 - Colorado Veterans' Service-To-Career Pilot Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The "Colorado Veterans' Service-To-Career Pilot Program", And, In Connection Therewith, Creating A Grant Program Through The Department Of Labor And Employment To Aid Work Force Centers In Supporting Veterans And Their Spouses Seeking New Employment And Careers.

The bill creates the Colorado veterans' service-to-career pilot program (program) for the purpose of enhancing work force center services that are not available under federal law. The department of labor and employment will select one or more work force centers to contract with a nonprofit agency to administer the program. Work force centers selected by the department and the nonprofit agency shall develop and expand programs to provide work force development-related services specifically tailored to the unique needs and talents of veterans, spouses, and other eligible participants. The services provided by the program may include:

  • Skills training;
  • Opportunities for apprenticeship placements;
  • Opportunities for internship placements;
  • Opportunities for work placements with businesses or other organizations; and
  • Support services.

The department shall develop a grant program so that work force centers may apply for money to administer the program. Money for the internships and apprenticeships may come from the employer, federal money, and grant money though the general fund. The bill outlines specific requirements that work force centers must meet in order to apply to the grant program.

Latest update: May 20, 2016
05/20/2016 Governor Signed
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/09/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
05/09/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/06/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/06/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/06/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely
05/04/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
05/04/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
05/03/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/03/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/17/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor