HB18-1310 - Emergency Employment Support Services Pilot Program DOLA

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the creation of a pilot program for emergency employment support services.

The bill creates a 3-year pilot program in the division of employment and training (division) in the department of labor and employment (department) to provide emergency employment support services to rural and nonrural counties in the state. The bill requires the division to contract with an administering entity to operate the pilot program to provide reimbursement for emergency employment support services provided to eligible individuals in the eligible counties. In order to be eligible for services for which a service provider may be reimbursed under the pilot program, an individual must be 16 years or older, eligible to work in the United States, have an income at or below 200% of the federal poverty line, and be actively pursuing employment or job training.

The bill sets forth a list of services that are eligible for reimbursement. The bill requires the administering entity to report to the division at the end of the pilot program. The division is required to devise a formula for poverty reduction, employment, and workforce development programs for the distribution of money within the program area.

The bill establishes the emergency employment support services pilot program cash fund to consist of gifts, grants, and donations, and any other money that the general assembly may transfer to the fund.

The pilot program is subject to sunset review at the end of the 3-year period.

The division is required to promulgate rules to implement and set parameters for the operation of the pilot program.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: May 2, 2018
05/02/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/24/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/24/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/23/2018 - House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/20/2018 - House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/23/2018 - No Amendments
04/19/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/19/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/05/2018 - House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/21/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor + Appropriations