FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 190
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES FLOOK (Sponsor), CORCORAN, BRUNS, NANCE, DAY, JONES (89), COX, GRISAMORE, STORCH, KRAUS, BRANDOM, NIEVES, FAITH, BROWN (50), ZERR, DIEHL, DUSENBERG AND KOMO (Co-sponsors).
0715L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 620.472, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to job training.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 620.472, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 620.472, to read as follows:
620.472. 1. The department shall establish a new or expanding industry training program, the purpose of which is to provide assistance for new or expanding industries for the training, retraining or upgrading of the skills of potential employees. Training may include preemployment training, and services may include analysis of the specified training needs for such company, development of training plans, and provision of training through qualified training staff. Such program may fund in-plant training analysis, curriculum development, assessment and preselection tools, publicity for the program, instructional services, rental of instructional facilities with necessary utilities, access to equipment and supplies, other necessary services, overall program direction, and an adequate staff to carry out an effective training program. In addition, the program may fund a coordinated transportation program for trainings if the training can be more effectively provided outside the community where the jobs are to be located. In-plant training analysis shall include fees for professionals and necessary travel and expenses. Such program may also provide assistance in the locating of skilled employees and in the locating of additional sources of job training funds. Such program shall be operated with appropriations made by the general assembly from the fund.
2. Assistance under the new or expanding industry training program may be available only for industries whose investments relate directly to a projected increase in employment which will result in the need for training of newly hired employees or the retraining or upgrading of the skills of existing employees for new jobs created by the new or expanding industry's investment.
3. The department shall issue rules and regulations governing the awarding of funds administered through the new or expanding industry training program. When promulgating these rules and regulations, the department shall consider such factors as the potential number of new permanent jobs to be created, the amount of private sector investment in new facilities and equipment, the significance of state funding to the industry's decision to locate or expand in Missouri, the economic need of the affected community, and the importance of the industry to the economic development of Missouri.