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Amendments to H.R. 8294

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Washington, November 19, 2020 | comments
Scott (D-VA) En Bloc #1

Beyer (D-VA), Pressley (D-MA) –
Amendment No. 1 - Ensures the accessibility of apprenticeship programs and promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities within those programs

Brown (D-MD)
– Amendment No. 2 - Requires at least one of the nine employers or association representatives on the National Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships must be from a women, minority, or veteran-owned business

Cárdenas (D-CA)
– Amendment No. 3 - Changes “an apprentice” to “a program participant” for a potential member of the national advisory committee on apprenticeships, which would make the committee inclusive of pre-apprentices and youth apprentices

Castro (D-TX)
– Amendment No. 4 - Adds "media and entertainment" to the list of non-traditional industries eligible for consideration when the Administrator is awarding grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements to expand program offerings in the national apprenticeship program

Crow (D-CO)
– Amendment No. 5 - Includes education occupations in the expansion of programs under the national apprenticeship system and ensures that individuals in these programs can access apprenticeship funds

Horsford (D-NV)
– Amendment No. 6 - Ensures adequate equity and opportunity in the national apprenticeship system

Meng (D-NY) –
Amendment No. 10 - Includes user-friendly formats and languages that are easily accessible in efforts to promote youth apprenticeships and greater diversity in national apprenticeship system. Includes the FCC under the Ex Officio nonvoting members section of the National Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships

Moore (D-WI) –
Amendment No. 11 - Makes a range of changes to strengthen efforts to ensure that low-income individuals and others with barriers to employment are able to participate in apprenticeships, including in fields where such groups are underrepresented

Pappas (D-NH)
– Amendment No. 12 - Allows for demonstration projects to provide for innovation in the national apprenticeship system, including activities responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency

Ryan (D-OH), Rice, Kathleen (D-NY) –
Amendment No. 13 - Adds “adult” education to the list with “secondary and postsecondary” education regarding the grants for educational alignment with programs under the national apprenticeship system

Smith, Adam (D-WA), Langevin (D-RI)
– Amendment No. 14 - Allows pre-apprenticeship programs that receive grant funds under Title II to use funds to provide stipends to pre-apprentices for costs incurred during the pre-apprenticeship program such as housing, transportation, childcare, and other outof-pocket expenses

Stefanik (R-NY)
– Amendment No. 16 - Strikes the requirement that the Secretary must also approve an alternative time-based model that reflects industry standards and hazards of the occupation, leaving such approval at the discretion of the state registration agency
Adopted Voice Y      N

Scott (D-VA) En Bloc #2
Kilmer (D-WA), Fitzpatrick (R-PA) – Amendment No. 7 - Adds computer science as a nontraditional apprenticeship industry or occupation

Lamb (D-PA), Taylor (R-TX) – Amendment No. 8 - Incorporates veterans into the underlying bill by: adding veterans service organizations (VSOs) to the list of partner organizations involved in the national apprenticeship system; adding VSOs to the entities that should be contacted for promoting and raising awareness about apprenticeship opportunities; and adding veterans’ status as one of the demographic
identifiers for reporting on apprenticeships under the bill. The revised version combines amendments 23, 24, and 25 into one amendment

Titus (D-NV), Bilirakis (R-FL), Murphy, Stephanie (D-FL), Welch (D-VT), Norton (D-DC), Brown (D-MD), Panetta (D-CA), Peters (D-CA), Case (D-HI), Sablan (D-MP), Horsford (D-NV), Soto (D-FL), Lee, Susie (D-NV) – Amendment No. 17 - Adds “hospitality and tourism” to the list of nontraditional apprenticeship industries that are eligible under the Modernizing the Apprenticeship System for the 21st Century Grants program
Adopted Voice Y     N

Levin, Andy (D-MI) – Amendment No. 9 - Any eligible entity applying for a title II grant should be partnering with a labor or joint labor-management organization, to the extent practicable
Y   236 N    152

Smucker (R-PA) – Amendment No. 15 - Includes providing authority for additional programs of work-based learning, striking the establishment of the National Advisory Committee and interagency agreement, and providing additional flexibility for the state plan process
Y    142 N    243
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