First Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 970233.01 DHG
HOUSE BILL 971281
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE G. Berry
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATEWIDE NETWORK
OF ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS TO CONSOLIDATE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments which may be subsequently
Restructures service delivery for existing federal, state, and local work force development programs, consolidates work force development programs, and creates a statewide network of locally administered onestop career centers.
Calls for the creation of local work force boards to oversee the network. Defines the membership and duties of the local boards and lists the core services to be provided by each of the onestop career centers.
Changes the composition of the existing state work
force training coordinating council ("council") by adding
local government representatives and giving the current executivebranch
designees nonvoting, ex officio status. Changes the name of the
council to the "work force development council".
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. Article 71 of title 8, Colorado Revised Statutes, 1986 Repl. Vol., as amended, is amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW PART to read:
ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS
871201. Legislative declaration scope and purpose. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FINDS, DETERMINES, AND DECLARES THAT THE STATE GOVERNMENT SHOULD ENCOURAGE AND HELP TO COORDINATE THE EFFORTS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN OFFERING EASY ACCESS TO THE SERVICES COLORADANS NEED TO FIND JOBS, EXPLORE CAREER OPTIONS, AND UPGRADE THEIR SKILLS THROUGH EDUCATION AND TRAINING. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FURTHER FINDS, DETERMINES, AND DECLARES THAT THE STATE OF COLORADO IS COMMITTED TO CONSOLIDATING THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES AND WILL PROVIDE THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND CAPACITYBUILDING RESOURCES NECESSARY TO ENABLE THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS OF THE COUNTIES AND OF THE MULTICOUNTY REGIONS, IF ANY, ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS PART 2 TO DEVELOP AND OPERATE ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS THAT WILL RESPOND TO THE LABOR SUPPLY NEEDS OF EMPLOYERS AND THE INFORMATION AND TRAINING NEEDS OF PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES WITHIN LOCAL COMMUNITIES.
871202. Definitions. AS USED IN THIS PART 2, UNLESS THE CONTEXT OTHERWISE REQUIRES:
(1) "DEPARTMENT" MEANS THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT CREATED IN SECTION 241121, C.R.S.
(2) "DIVISION" MEANS THE DIVISION OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT.
(3) "JTPA FUNDS" MEANS FEDERAL MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL "JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT", P.L. 97300, AS AMENDED.
(4) "NETWORK" MEANS THE SYSTEM OF ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS PART 2, INCLUDING ALL REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY, SOFTWARE, ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES, AND OTHER ASSETS AND SERVICES NECESSARY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN SUCH CENTERS ON A STATEWIDE BASIS.
(5) "REGION" MEANS THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA REPRESENTING A GROUP OF COUNTIES THAT HAVE BANDED TOGETHER THROUGH AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT.
(6) "REGIONAL WORK FORCE BOARD" OR "LOCAL WORK FORCE BOARD" MEANS A GROUP OF PERSONS, A MAJORITY OF WHOM SHALL BE FROM THE PRIVATE SECTOR, APPOINTED BY THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS OF A COUNTY OR REGION TO OVERSEE THE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM IN THAT COUNTY OR REGION.
(7) "RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS" MEANS THE BOARDS OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTIES OPERATING ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS; EXCEPT THAT:
(a) IN THE CASE OF A CITY AND COUNTY, "RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS" MEANS THE CITY COUNCIL; AND
(b) IN THE CASE OF A COUNTY THAT HAS CONTRACTED WITH A MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OR WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR THE OPERATION OF ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS, "RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS" SHALL INCLUDE SUCH MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OR THE DEPARTMENT WITH RESPECT TO MATTERS WITHIN THE CONTRACTUALLY DELEGATED AUTHORITY OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OR THE DEPARTMENT.
(8) "STATE COUNCIL" MEANS THE WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL CREATED IN SECTION 2446.3101, C.R.S.
(9) "WAGNERPEYSER FUNDS" MEANS FEDERAL MONEYS RECEIVED BY THE STATE PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL "WAGNERPEYSER NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM ACT", CODIFIED AT 29 U.S.C. SEC. 49a, ET SEQ.
871203. Onestop career center network creation administration provisional regional designations. (1) (a) THE DIVISION SHALL COOPERATE WITH AND TAKE POLICY DIRECTION FROM THE STATE COUNCIL TO HELP ESTABLISH AND OPERATE A NETWORK OF ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS AS SET FORTH IN THIS PART 2. THE DIVISION SHALL BE THE LEAD AGENCY FOR CONTRACTING WITH LOCAL VENDORS, UPON REQUEST BY THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS, FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND DAYTODAY OPERATION OF SUCH CENTERS. IN ADDITION, THE DIVISION SHALL:
(I) REQUEST WAIVERS OF ANY FEDERAL RULES THAT MAY IMPEDE THE ESTABLISHMENT OR CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF THE NETWORK OR CAUSE INEFFICIENCY IN THE OPERATION OF THE NETWORK;
(II) AT ITS OPTION, APPLY FOR ANY AVAILABLE FEDERAL GRANTS TO SUPPLEMENT THE THREEYEAR ONESTOP IMPLEMENTATION GRANT APPLIED FOR AND RECEIVED BY THE STATE COUNCIL, IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS;
(III) INTRODUCE MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCIES THAT RESULT IN TARGETED ADMINISTRATIVE COST SAVINGS; AND
(IV) EXPLORE AVAILABLE ADVANCEMENTS AND ENHANCEMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY TO CAPITALIZE ON COST SAVINGS.
(b) SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE STATE COUNCIL, THE DEPARTMENT MAY ADOPT RULES AND ISSUE POLICY DIRECTIVES AS NECESSARY FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF THE NETWORK.
(c) UPON FINAL APPROVAL OF PROPOSALS PURSUANT TO SECTION 871206 (3), THE DIVISION SHALL ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH EACH COUNTY OR REGION, AS APPROPRIATE, FOR THE OPERATION OF ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS.
(d) IF A COUNTY DECLINES TO ESTABLISH OR OPERATE A LOCALLY ADMINISTERED ONESTOP CAREER CENTER AS CONTEMPLATED IN THIS PART 2, THE DIVISION SHALL SUBMIT TO THE STATE COUNCIL ALTERNATIVE PLANS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF A CENTER FOR SUCH COUNTY. SUCH PLANS SHALL INCLUDE AN OPTION THAT THE DIVISION ESTABLISH AND OPERATE SUCH A CENTER.
(2) ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS MAY BE ESTABLISHED AT A REGIONAL LEVEL THROUGH INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS.
(3) THE OPERATION OF ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS, WITH POLICY GUIDANCE FROM LOCAL WORK FORCE BOARDS APPOINTED BY SAID OFFICIALS. AT THE OPTION OF THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS AND THE LOCAL WORK FORCE BOARD, CENTERS MAY BE OPERATED BY A COUNTY, THE DIVISION, OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, OR NONPROFIT OR NOTFORPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. ANY ENTITY THAT APPLIES TO BECOME A CENTER OPERATOR AND IS NOT SELECTED MAY APPEAL SUCH DECISION THROUGH ANY AVAILABLE APPEAL PROCESS OF THE APPROPRIATE LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY.
(4) WAGNERPEYSER FUNDS SHALL BE DISTRIBUTED TO THE RESPECTIVE REGIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN ALLOCATION FORMULA DETERMINED BY THE STATE COUNCIL. IF FEDERAL OR STATE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE PROVISION OF EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES IS ELIMINATED OR IS REDUCED BY AN AMOUNT THAT IS CONSIDERED SUBSTANTIAL BY THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS, SAID OFFICIALS MAY APPLY TO THE STATE COUNCIL FOR PERMISSION TO DISCONTINUE FUNDING OR OPERATING ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS.
(5) AT THE DIRECTION OF THE GOVERNOR, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS ATTACHED TO ONESTOP MONEYS RECEIVED FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL FACILITATE THE TRANSITION FROM A BIFURCATED SYSTEM OF STATE JOB SERVICE CENTERS AND LOCALLY OPERATED COUNTY EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING OFFICES TO AN INTEGRATED NETWORK OF ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS AS CONTEMPLATED IN THIS PART 2.
871204. Core services. (1) THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THE ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS SHALL BE TO OFFER THE GENERAL PUBLIC EASY ACCESS, AT NO CHARGE, TO CORE SERVICES. SUCH SERVICES SHALL BE CONSIDERED THE MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE IN THE PROPOSALS SUBMITTED UNDER SECTION 871206 (2) (a) (V) (G); EXCEPT THAT, IF A COUNTY OR REGION LACKS SUFFICIENT RESOURCES TO OFFER ALL OF THE CORE SERVICES, THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS MAY APPLY TO THE STATE COUNCIL FOR PERMISSION TO OFFER SOME, BUT NOT ALL, OF THE FOLLOWING CORE SERVICES:
(a) INSTRUCTION REGARDING THE USE OF FACILITIES AND SERVICES OFFERED BY THE CENTER;
(b) CONNECTION TO ONLINE INFORMATIONAL SERVICES VIA THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND OTHER INTERNET SOURCES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COLORADO'S JOB BANK, COLORADO STATE JOB OPENINGS, AMERICA'S JOB BANK, AND MULTIMEDIA RESOURCE LIBRARIES CONTAINING COMPARABLE INFORMATION;
(c) ACCESS TO, AND ASSISTANCE WITH RETRIEVING INFORMATION FROM, SOURCES OF DATA REGARDING CURRENT OCCUPATIONAL TRENDS, WORKING CONDITIONS, JOB SKILL REQUIREMENTS, SKILL ASSESSMENTS, JOB REFERRALS, AND RJSUMJ PREPARATION;
(d) ACCESS TO VETERANS' BENEFITS AND SERVICE INFORMATION; AND
(e) REFERRAL TO OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES.
(2) ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS SHALL ALSO OFFER TO EMPLOYERS, FREE OF CHARGE:
(a) ASSISTANCE WITH MASS RECRUITMENT;
(b) JOB REFERRALS;
(c) LABOR MARKET DATA;
(d) INFORMATION ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS;
(e) ACCESS TO INTERNETBASED SERVICES DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPH (b) OF SUBSECTION (1) OF THIS SECTION; AND
(f) ACCESS TO OTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT AND WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT.
(3) AT THE OPTION OF THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS, OTHER SERVICES MAY BE OFFERED AND FEES MAY BE CHARGED FOR SUCH SERVICES.
871205. Adult basic education funds career centers may qualify. THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND OCCUPATION EDUCATION SYSTEM SHALL INCLUDE ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS AS POTENTIAL SERVICE DELIVERY BIDDERS IN THE AWARD OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION FUNDS RESERVED FOR APPLICATION BY EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES. THE DIRECTOR OF THE STATE COUNCIL SHALL ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE COLORADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR THE AWARD OF ADULT BASIC EDUCATION FUNDS.
871206. Implementation submission of plans. (1) THE NETWORK SHALL BE ADMINISTERED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS, WITH A NEW PROGRAM YEAR BEGINNING ON JULY 1 OF EACH YEAR. ON OR BEFORE MARCH 31, 1997, AND ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1 OF EACH YEAR THEREAFTER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL DISTRIBUTE PRELIMINARY FUNDING ESTIMATES FOR EACH COUNTY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND OPERATION OF WAGNERPEYSER AND JTPA FUNDED PROGRAMS.
(2) (a) FOR PURPOSES OF IMPLEMENTING THE NETWORK IN 1997, THE STATE COUNCIL SHALL SOLICIT PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION PROPOSALS FROM COUNTIES AND REGIONS DESIGNATED FOR FIRSTYEAR FUNDING BY JULY 1, 1997. THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS OF EACH SUCH COUNTY OR REGION DESIRING TO OPERATE ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS IN THE NEXT PROGRAM YEAR SHALL SUBMIT TO THE STATE COUNCIL A PROPOSAL FOR THE METHOD OF SUCH OPERATION. FOR INITIAL IMPLEMENTATION IN 1998 AND THEREAFTER, SUCH PROPOSALS SHALL BE SOLICITED BY THE STATE COUNCIL ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 1 AND SUBMITTED BY THE LOCAL COUNCIL ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1 OF EACH YEAR. EACH SUCH PROPOSAL SHALL INCLUDE:
(I) A STATEMENT THAT THE COUNTY OR REGION, AS APPLICABLE, DESIRES TO IMPLEMENT A ONESTOP CAREER CENTER IN THE NEXT PROGRAM YEAR;
(II) THE COMPOSITION OF THE REGIONAL STRUCTURE, IF ANY;
(III) THE PROPOSED COMPOSITION OF THE LOCAL WORK FORCE BOARD AND THE MANNER OF SELECTION OF ITS MEMBERS;
(IV) A NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION AND PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF THE REGIONAL ONESTOP CAREER CENTER; AND
(V) A PLAN FOR IMPLEMENTATION THAT INCLUDES, AT A MINIMUM, THE REGION'S PROPOSED APPROACHES TO:
(C) STAFFING AND STAFF TRAINING;
(D) PROGRAM EXPANSION, INCLUDING ANY REVENUEGENERATING INITIATIVES;
(E) INTERCONNECTION AND COOPERATION;
(F) FACILITIES AND HOURS OF OPERATION; AND
(G) SERVICES TO BE OFFERED.
(b) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL REVIEW EACH SUCH PROPOSAL FOR COMPLETENESS AND SHALL MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL TO THE STATE COUNCIL.
(3) THE STATE COUNCIL SHALL REVIEW THE PROPOSALS AND FORWARD THE DEPARTMENT'S RECOMMENDATIONS, TOGETHER WITH THE STATE COUNCIL'S OWN RECOMMENDATIONS, TO THE GOVERNOR FOR FINAL APPROVAL OR DISAPPROVAL. UPON THE GOVERNOR'S APPROVAL OF A REGION'S PROPOSAL, THE DEPARTMENT OR THE DIVISION, AS APPROPRIATE, SHALL PREPARE ANY NECESSARY CONTRACTS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROPOSAL AND PROVIDE DRAFT CONTRACTS TO THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS FOR THAT PROPOSAL. DRAFT CONTRACTS SHALL BE PROVIDED ON OR BEFORE APRIL 15, AND EXECUTION OF CONTRACTS SHALL TAKE PLACE ON OR BEFORE MAY 15, FOR THE PROGRAM YEAR BEGINNING ON THE FOLLOWING JULY 1.
871207. Report. ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 1, 1998, AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, THE DIVISION SHALL HAVE AVAILABLE AND SHALL, UPON REQUEST, PROVIDE TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY A REPORT ON THE STATUS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE ONESTOP CAREER CENTER NETWORK.
SECTION 2. 871106 (1), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1986 Repl. Vol., as amended, is amended to read:
871106. State employment service. (1) The Colorado state employment service is established in the division of employment and training as a section thereof. The division, through such section, shall establish and maintain free public employment offices in such number and in such places as may be necessary for the proper administration of articles 70 to 82 of this title and for the purposes of performing such duties as are within the purview of the act of congress entitled "An Act To provide for the establishment of a national employment system and for cooperation with the States in the promotion of such system, and for other purposes.", approved June 6, 1933 (48 Stat. 113; U.S.C.A., Title 29, Sec. 49 (c)), as amended. THE DIVISION IS DESIGNATED THE AGENCY OF THIS STATE FOR PURPOSES OF CONSOLIDATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAMS AND SHALL, AT THE OPTION OF THE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL OFFICIALS, CONTRACT FOR SERVICES THROUGH ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS AND ANY ASSOCIATED SATELLITE OFFICES OR ELECTRONIC LINKAGES ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO PART 2 OF THIS ARTICLE. It is the duty of the division to cooperate with any official or agency of the United States having powers or duties under the provisions of the said act of congress, as amended, or under such other acts of congress as may be created for similar purposes; to cooperate with or enter into agreements with the railroad retirement board with respect to the establishment, maintenance, and use of free employment service facilities; and to do and perform all things necessary to secure to this state the benefits of the said act of congress, as amended, in the promotion and maintenance of a system of public employment offices. The provisions of the said act of congress, as amended, are accepted by this state in conformity with section 4 of said act, and this state will observe and comply with the requirements thereof. The Colorado division of employment is designated the agency of this state for the purposes of said act. The division is directed to appoint such officers and employees of the Colorado state employment service as necessary for the proper administration of articles 70 to 82 of this title.
SECTION 3. 2446.3101 (1) and (2), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1988 Repl. Vol., as amended, are amended, and the said 2446.3101 is further amended BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SUBSECTION, to read:
2446.3101. Work force development
council creation membership.
(1) There is hereby created within the office of the
governor the work force
DEVELOPMENT council, referred to in this article as the "council".
The council shall be established as a human resources investment
council in accordance with section 701 of the federal "Job
Training Partnership Act", as amended.
(2) The council shall be composed of no
TWENTYEIGHT members, including: but
not limited to:
of education THE FOLLOWING SEVEN
OFFICIALS OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF STATE GOVERNMENT, WHO SHALL
BE EX OFFICIO, NONVOTING MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL:
(I) THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION;
(II) THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION;
(III) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT;
(IV) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES;
(V) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COLORADO COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION;
(VI) THE DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT; AND
(VII) THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL AFFAIRS;
officer of the state board for community colleges and occupational
director of the department of labor and employment;
director of the department of social services, to be replaced
on July 1, 1994, by the executive director of the department of
of the governor's job training office;
of the office of business development;
(g) A representative of local public education appointed by the governor;
(h) A representative of an institution of higher education appointed by the governor;
(i) A representative of a secondary or postsecondary vocational education institution appointed by the governor;
ONE REPRESENTATIVE of A communitybased organizations
ORGANIZATION appointed by the governor;
ELEVEN representatives of business and industry appointed by the
(l) Three representatives of organized labor appointed by the governor; and
(m) Three local elected officials appointed by the governor FROM COUNTIES OR REGIONS THAT ARE IMPLEMENTING OR PLANNING TO IMPLEMENT ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS PURSUANT TO PART 2 OF ARTICLE 71 OF TITLE 8, C.R.S.
SECTION 4. 2446.3102 (3), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1988 Repl. Vol., as amended, is amended, and the said 2446.3102 is further amended BY THE ADDITION OF THE FOLLOWING NEW SUBSECTIONS, to read:
duties and functions. (3)
plan and the recommendations required to be made by the council
pursuant to subsection (2) of this section shall be presented
to the governor and the general assembly no later than July 1,
1995, for modification, adoption, implementation, or any combination
thereof during the 1996 regular legislative session. If the council
finds that the recommendations cannot be implemented without statutory
changes, the proposed changes shall be included in the recommendations
made to the governor and the general assembly. The council shall
present a progress report on the development of the work force
employment and training plan to the economic development advisory
board no later than April 1, 1995.
(5) IN CONNECTION WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION OF ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS PURSUANT TO PART 2 OF ARTICLE 71 OF TITLE 8, C.R.S., THE COUNCIL SHALL:
(a) REVIEW THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INTEGRATED WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM AND THE NETWORK OF ONESTOP CAREER CENTERS IN MEETING THE NEEDS OF BUSINESS AND LABOR;
(b) RECOMMEND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR SAID SYSTEM AND NETWORK; AND
(c) PROVIDE POLICY ADVICE TO THE GOVERNOR, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AND APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE GOVERNMENT ON WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT ISSUES.
(6) THE COUNCIL IS HEREBY DESIGNATED AS THE LEGAL SUCCESSOR TO THE WORK FORCE TRAINING COORDINATING COUNCIL AND SHALL ASSUME ALL THE RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THAT ENTITY.
SECTION 5. 241121 (3) (b), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1988 Repl. Vol., as amended, is amended to read:
241121. Department of labor and employment creation. (3) The department of labor and employment shall consist of the following divisions:
(b) The division of employment and training, the head of which shall be the director of the division of employment and training. Said division, created by PART 1 OF article 71 of title 8, C.R.S., and the director thereof shall exercise their powers, duties, and functions under the department of labor and employment as if transferred by a type 2 transfer.
SECTION 6. 2449102 (2.5), Colorado Revised Statutes, 1988 Repl. Vol., as amended, is amended to read:
2449102. Powers, duties,
and functions of the Colorado economic development advisory board
repeal. (2.5) The advisory
board shall consult with the chair and vicechair of the
Colorado economic development commission and the chair and vicechair
of the work force
DEVELOPMENT council in performing its duties with respect to the
state's economic development strategic plan.
SECTION 7. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.