Bill Summary for H 646 (2017-2018)
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE PROGRAM EVALUATION STATUTES TO MAKE IT EXPLICIT THAT THE DIVISION MAY EVALUATE NON-STATE ENTITIES THAT RECEIVE OR EXPEND ANY STATE FUNDS, ADD ADMINISTRATION OF MEASURABILITY ASSESSMENTS AS A FUNCTION OF THE DIVISION, CREATE STANDARDIZED EVALUATION REPORTS, AND REVISE THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE JOINT LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM EVALUATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.Intro. by S. Martin, Horn, Conrad, Brody.
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House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Further amends GS 94-2, pertaining to the Apprenticeship Council, providing that the terms of office of the members of the Council are to be designated by the State Board of Community Colleges (the previous edition provided that the terms of members first appointed by the State Board expire as designated by the State Board at the time of making the appointment). Also removes language specifying membership of the Council (the previous edition changed the membership to consist of three representatives each of employers and employees, and two members of the public at large). Requires the Apprenticeship Council to establish standards for apprentice agreements (previously, subject to the approval of the State Board) which cannot be lower than those prescribed by GS Chapter 94, and to recommend rules and regulations (currently, must issue rules and regulations) necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of the Chapter.
Removes the proposed language in GS 94-3, requiring the Director of ApprenticeshipNC to report to the Vice President of Economic Development and the Vice President of Academic Programs and Student Services within the Community Colleges System Office.
Further amends GS 94-4, authorizing the Director of ApprenticeshipNC to administer the provisions of the Chapter under the supervision of the President of the NC Community College System or the President's designee (previously, under the supervision of the Vice President of Economic Development) and with the advice and guidance of the Apprenticeship Council.