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                                      CONSENT 


          Bill No:  AB 2061
          Author:   Waldron (R), et al.
          Amended:  4/25/16 in Assembly
          Vote:     21 

           SENATE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE:  7-0, 6/14/16
           AYES:  Hancock, Anderson, Glazer, Leno, Liu, Monning, Stone

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:  Senate Rule 28.8

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  76-0, 5/19/16 (Consent) - See last page for  
            vote

           SUBJECT:   Supervised Population Workforce Training Grant  
                     Program


          SOURCE:    Author

          DIGEST:   This bill 1) establishes an additional Supervised  
          Population Workforce Training Grant Program (SPWTGP) priority  
          for applications that include one or more employers who have  
          demonstrated interest in employing individuals in the supervised  
          population, including "earn and learn" opportunities, and intent  
          to hire; 2) expands the areas of the final program assessment to  
          include whether the SPWTGP provided training opportunities in  
          areas related to work skills learned while incarcerated,  
          including, but not limited to, while working with the Prison  
          Industry Authority; and 3) makes additional technical changes.


          ANALYSIS:  


          Existing law:








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          1)Establishes the California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB).   
            (Unemp. Ins. Code, § 14010 et seq.)


          2)Establishes the SPWTGP, to be administered by the California  
            Workforce Investment Board (now known as the California  
            Workforce Development Board (CWDB)).  (Pen. Code, §1234.1.)


          3)Requires the CWDB to administer the SPWTGP by doing certain  
            things relating to grant development and selection, as  
            specified.  (Pen. Code, § 1234.2.)


          4)Provides that preference shall be awarded to applications for  
            the following: 


             a)   Propose matching funds, as specified; 


             b)   Is proposed by a county that currently administers or  
               participates in a workforce training program for the  
               supervised population; and 


             c)   Proposes participation by one or more nonprofit  
               community-based organizations that serve the supervised  
               population.  (Pen. Code, § 1243.3, subd. (e).)


          5)Requires, on at least an annual basis, and upon completion of  
            the grant period, grant recipients to report to the CWDB  
            regarding their use of the funds and workforce training  
            program outcomes.  (Penal Code § 1234.4 (a).)  Existing law  
            further requires that, by January 1, 2018, the CWIB CWDB shall  
            submit a report to the Legislature using the reports from the  
            grant recipients. The report is required to contain certain  
            specified information.  (Pen. Code § 1234.4.)









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          This bill:


          1)Updates references to the CWIB to reflect its new name, the  
            California Workforce Development Board.


          2)Gives preference to an application that proposes participation  
            by one or more employers who have demonstrated interest in  
            employing individuals in the supervised population, including,  
            but not limited to, earn and learn opportunities and intent to  
            hire letters for successfully completing the program.


          3)Defines "earn and learn" to have the same meaning as in  
            Section 14005 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.


          4)Adds to existing reporting language, whether SPWTGP provided  
            training opportunities in areas related to work skills learned  
            while incarcerated, including, but not limited to, while  
            working with the Prison Industry Authority.


          Background


          This bill refines provisions enacted into law in 2015 by AB 2060  
          (V. Manuel Pérez, Chapter 384).  That bill created the SPWTGP,  
          administered by the CWIB, to provide grant funding for  
          vocational training and apprenticeship opportunities for  
          offenders under county jurisdiction who are on probation,  
          mandatory community supervision, or post-release community  
          supervision. CWIB is required to administer the SPWTGP through a  
          public process, as specified.  SB 852 (Leno, Chapter 25), the  
          2014-2015 Budget Bill, contained an appropriation of $1 million  
          for "support of Employment Development Department, for a  
          recidivism reduction workforce training and development grant  
          program, payable from the Recidivism Reduction Fund . . . ."










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          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:YesLocal:   No


          SUPPORT:   (Verified6/27/16)


          A New Way of Life Re-entry Project
          California Catholic Conference
          California Correctional Peace Officers Association
          California Public Defenders Association
          California Workforce Association
          Chief Probation Officers of California
          Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
          Rock Church Prison Ministry
          Second Chance
          One individual


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified6/27/16)


          None received


          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  76-0, 5/19/16
          AYES:  Achadjian, Alejo, Travis Allen, Arambula, Atkins, Baker,  
            Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brough, Brown, Burke,  
            Calderon, Campos, Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper,  
            Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines,  
            Gallagher, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson,  
            Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hadley, Harper, Roger  
            Hernández, Holden, Irwin, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey,  
            Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein, Mayes, Medina,  
            Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian, Obernolte, O'Donnell, Olsen,  
            Patterson, Quirk, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago,  
            Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber,  
            Wilk, Wood, Rendon
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Chang, Mathis, McCarty, Williams









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          Prepared by:Alison Anderson / PUB. S. / 
          6/29/16 15:50:44


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