SB 695 Dept. of Business Assistance; Workforce Retraining Program and Fund.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Department of Business Assistance; Workforce Retraining Program and Fund. Provides for the Department of Business Assistance to develop a Workforce Retraining Program to provide consulting services and funding to companies and businesses to assist in retraining their existing workforces. To be eligible for funding under the program, a company must meet certain requirements and demonstrate that it is undergoing (i) integration of new technology into its production process, (ii) a change of product line in keeping with marketplace demands, or (iii) substantial change to its service delivery process, which would require assimilation of new skills and technological capabilities by the firm's existing labor force. The bill also creates the Workforce Retraining Fund.

Full text:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 10/28/02 032804480  pdf | impact statement
01/22/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 035408408-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/26/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB695ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/25/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0338)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments engrossed

Status:
01/08/03  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 10/28/02 032804480
01/08/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/03  Senate: Pursuant to S. Rule20(j),rereferred by G.L. (15-Y 0-N)
01/15/03  Senate: Rereferred to Finance
01/22/03  Senate: Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
01/22/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 035408408-S1
01/23/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/23/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
01/24/03  Senate: Read second time
01/24/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
01/24/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 035408408-S1
01/24/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 035408408-S1
01/27/03  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/27/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (39-Y 0-N)
01/27/03  Senate: Communicated to House
01/29/03  House: Placed on Calendar
01/29/03  House: Read first time
01/29/03  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/05/03  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 4
02/11/03  House: Failed to report (defeated) in G. L. (10-Y 10-N)
02/11/03  House: Reconsidered by General Laws
02/13/03  House: Reported from General Laws with amd (19-Y 3-N)
02/17/03  House: Read second time
02/18/03  House: Read third time
02/18/03  House: Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/03  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/18/03  House: Passed House with amendment (94-Y 5-N)
02/18/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 5-N)
02/20/03  Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (38-Y 0-N)
02/26/03  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB695ER)
03/05/03  Senate: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 338 (effective 7/1/03)
03/25/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0338)