BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    ”



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          ASSEMBLY THIRD READING


          AB  
          2288 (Burke)


          As Introduced  February 18, 2016


          Majority vote


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          |Committee       |Votes|Ayes                  |Noes                |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
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          |----------------+-----+----------------------+--------------------|
          |Labor           |6-1  |Roger HernŠndez, Chu, |Patterson           |
          |                |     |Linder, McCarty,      |                    |
          |                |     |O'Donnell, Thurmond   |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
          |----------------+-----+----------------------+--------------------|
          |Appropriations  |16-4 |Gonzalez, Bloom,      |Bigelow, Jones,     |
          |                |     |Bonilla, Bonta,       |Obernolte, Wagner   |
          |                |     |Calderon, Chang,      |                    |
          |                |     |Daly, Eggman,         |                    |
          |                |     |Gallagher,            |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
          |                |     |Eduardo Garcia,       |                    |
          |                |     |McCarty, Holden,      |                    |
          |                |     |Quirk, Santiago,      |                    |
          |                |     |Weber, Wood           |                    |
          |                |     |                      |                    |
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          SUMMARY:  Enacts provisions related to pre-apprenticeship  
          programs in the building and construction trades.  Specifically,  
          this bill:  


          1)Requires the California Workforce Development Board (Board)  
            and each local board to ensure, to the maximum extent  
            feasible, that programs and services funded by the federal  
            Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) and  
            directed to apprenticeable occupations in the building and  
            construction trades, including pre-apprenticeship training,  
            include plans for outreach and retention to increase the  
            percentage of women in the building and construction trades.


          2)Require the Board and each local board to also ensure, to the  
            maximum extent feasible, that pre-apprenticeship training in  
            the building and construction trades follows the Multi-Craft  
            Core Curriculum developed by the Department of Education for  
            its pilot project with California Partnership Academies. 


          EXISTING LAW:  


          1)Provides that the Board is responsible for assisting the  
            Governor in the development, oversight, and continuous  
            improvement of California's workforce investment system.


          2)Requires that the Board and each local workforce development  
            board ensure that programs and services funded by WIOA and  
            directed to apprenticeable occupations are conducted in  
            coordination with apprenticeship programs approved by the  
            Division of Apprenticeship Standards, as specified. 


          3)Requires the Board and each local workforce development board  








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            to develop a policy of fostering collaboration between  
            community colleges and approved apprenticeship programs in the  
            geographic area.


          FISCAL EFFECT:  According to the Assembly Appropriations  
          Committee, costs to the Board could range from $117,000 to  
          minor, depending upon the extent to which Board would be  
          required to review plans for compliance.  In addition, by  
          imposing a new duty on local workforce development boards, the  
          bill contains a reimbursable local mandate, the magnitude of  
          which is unknown, but likely minor.  


          COMMENTS:  This bill is sponsored by the State Building and  
          Construction Trades Council of California and would require  
          pre-apprenticeship programs in the building and construction  
          trades to include a plan for outreach, recruitment, and  
          retention of women and require the use of the Multi-Craft Core  
          Curriculum developed for the purpose of preparing students and  
          pre-apprenticeship participants for labor-management  
          apprenticeship programs.


          Supporters argue that this bill will expand on current efforts  
          to support women in the trades by requiring pre-apprenticeship  
          programs funded by WIOA dollars to create a plan for outreach,  
          recruitment and retention of women seeking a career in the  
          building trades.  In addition, because pre-apprenticeship is a  
          useful tool to prepare prospective construction worker  
          apprentices for an apprenticeship program, this bill creates  
          uniform rules for success in pre-apprenticeship training.  They  
          argue that the two parts of this bill each in different ways  
          help ensure that the building and construction trades are as  
          representative of society as possible.


          Opponents believe that this bill essentially mandates that all  
          programs use the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum, which will subject  








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          those in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs to  
          outdated curriculum that can only be delivered by a local  
          Building Trades Council.  They contend that there are other  
          pre-apprentice training programs and other nationally recognized  
          standards that need to be given equal treatment as basis for  
          program curricula.  Opponents state that they would remove their  
          opposition if all state and federally approved apprenticeship  
          training programs and other nationally recognized standards are  
          added as options to be used for this purpose, similar to what is  
          permitted by the Federal Department of Labor.




          Analysis Prepared by:                                             
                          Ben Ebbink / L. & E. / (916) 319-2091  FN:  
          0002839