/  H.R. 8294 - National Apprenticeship Act of 2020

H.R. 8294 - National Apprenticeship Act of 2020

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 8294 PDF XML

    (as reported by the Committee on Education and Labor)

  • H. Rept. 116-567, Part 1 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Education and Labor to accompany H.R. 8294

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Ryan (OH), Rice, Kathleen (NY)DemocratAdds “adult” education to the list with “secondary and postsecondary” education regarding the grants for educational alignment with programs under the national apprenticeship system.Made in Order
2Version 2Brown (MD)DemocratRevised 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.Made in Order
3Version 1Horsford (NV)DemocratEnsures adequate equity and opportunity in the national apprenticeship system.Made in Order
4Version 1Titus (NV), Bilirakis (FL), Murphy, Stephanie (FL), Welch (VT), Norton (DC), Brown (MD), Panetta (CA), Peters (CA), Case (HI), Sablan (MP), Horsford (NV), Soto (FL), Lee, Susie (NV)Bi-PartisanAdds “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.Made in Order
5Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratAdds "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.Made in Order
6Version 3Moore (WI)DemocratRevised 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.Made in Order
7Version 1Crow (CO)DemocratIncludes education occupations in the expansion of programs under the national apprenticeship system and ensures that individuals in these programs can access apprenticeship funds.Made in Order
8Version 1Kilmer (WA), Fitzpatrick (PA)Bi-PartisanEstablishes a prize competition for apprenticeship programs for high schools meeting the requirements of Section 24 of the Stevenson-Wylder Technology Innovation Act of 1980.Submitted
9Version 2Kilmer (WA), Fitzpatrick (PA)Bi-PartisanRevised Adds computer science as a nontraditional apprenticeship industry or occupation.Made in Order
10Version 2Meng (NY)DemocratRevised 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.Made in Order
11Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Includes language access in efforts to promote greater diversity in national apprenticeship system, specifically having information and resources in additional languages.Withdrawn
12Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Includes an expansion of entrepreneurship programs in public schools, community colleges, libraries, and other community spaces to equip young people with the tools necessary to become the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.Withdrawn
13Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Includes the FCC under the Ex Officio nonvoting members section of the National Advisory Committee on Apprenticeships.Withdrawn
14Version 1Cárdenas (CA)DemocratChanges “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.Made in Order
15Version 1Stefanik (NY)RepublicanAllows state registration agencies to waive certain program requirements for a small business or sponsor in a nontraditional apprenticeship industry who demonstrates a need for such a waiver. Requires registration agencies to review the waiver during the program’s one-year review and adds reporting on waivers to the annual state performance report.Submitted
16Version 1Stefanik (NY)RepublicanStrikes 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.Made in Order
17Version 2Pappas (NH)DemocratRevised Allows for demonstration projects to provide for innovation in the national apprenticeship system, including activities responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency.Made in Order
18Version 1Keller (PA)RepublicanRequires all registered programs to establish standard ratios of apprentices to supervisors across occupations, striking the existing exemption for collective bargaining agreements.Submitted
19Version 1Beyer (VA), Pressley (MA)DemocratEnsures the accessibility of apprenticeship programs and promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities within those programs.Made in Order
20Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Makes a series of technical and conforming changes. Ensures the definition of a “State” includes outlying areas. Includes employment and training activities in the Departments of Commerce, Energy and Transportation, and the Small Business Administration, to the “Related Federal Programs” definition. Ensures costs related to assessments and licenses are allowable. Clarifies that the 2,000 hours on-the-job learning requirement for time-based apprenticeship programs is cumulative, and that the exception to this requirement should be made only for nontraditional apprenticeship industries or occupations. Allows sponsors with five or fewer apprentices, pre-apprentices or youth apprentices to report data annually rather than quarterly. Ensures pre-apprenticeship programs are developed in consultation with an apprenticeship program sponsor.Considered as Adopted
21Version 1Harder (CA), Fitzpatrick (PA), Blunt Rochester (DE)Bi-PartisanEstablishes a competitive grant through the Department of Labor to support youth-serving out-of-school time organizations that provide workforce preparation programs for youth.Submitted
22Version 1Thompson, Glenn (PA)RepublicanProvides the Secretary of Labor with authority to establish and administer additional programs of work-based learning, including to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.Submitted
23Version 2Lamb (PA), Taylor (TX)Bi-PartisanRevised 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.Made in Order
24Version 1Lamb (PA), Taylor (TX)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Adds veterans service organizations (VSOs) to the entities that should be contacted for promoting and raising awareness about apprenticeship opportunities.Withdrawn
25Version 1Lamb (PA), Taylor (TX)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Adds veterans’ status as one of the demographic identifiers for reporting on apprenticeships under the bill, to better understand how apprenticeship programs serve veterans.Withdrawn
26Version 1Lamb (PA)DemocratWithdrawn Adds transportation and infrastructure to the list of apprenticeship industries under the Modernizing the National Apprenticeship System for the 21st Century Grants established by the bill.Withdrawn
27Version 1Smucker (PA)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE 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.Made in Order
28Version 1Smith, Adam (WA), Langevin (RI)DemocratAllows 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 out-of-pocket expenses.Made in Order
29Version 2Levin, Andy (MI)DemocratLate Revised Any eligible entity applying for a title II grant should be partnering with a labor or joint labor-management organization, to the extent practicable.Made in Order
30Version 1Hill, French (AR)RepublicanLate Withdrawn Strikes the provision allowing only apprenticeship programs registered with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to receive grant funds for apprenticeships.Withdrawn