Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2-A
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: RE            .                                
                  06/08/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Brandes) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Substitute Amendment (518784) 
    3         Delete lines 5 - 27
    4  and insert:
    5  programs at public libraries, state colleges, state technical
    6  centers, or private postsecondary institutions licensed or
    7  otherwise authorized to operate in this state which provide
    8  participants with transferable, sustainable workforce skills
    9  applicable to more than a single employer or which are listed in
   10  s. 445.06, and for equipment associated with these programs. The
   11  department shall work with CareerSource Florida, Inc., to ensure
   12  that programs are offered to the public based on criteria
   13  established by the state colleges, state technical centers, or
   14  private postsecondary institutions licensed or otherwise
   15  authorized to operate in this state, and do not exclude
   16  applicants who are unemployed or underemployed. Programs that
   17  support skills assessment and training for inmates in the state
   18  correctional system who have 5 years or less until their release
   19  and reentry may also be eligible for grants from this fund. The
   20  department may contract with CareerSource Florida, Inc., or
   21  administer this program directly.
   22         (a) Grant funds may not be expended to provide training for
   23  instruction related to retail businesses or to reimburse
   24  businesses for trainee wages.
   25         (b) Grant requests may be submitted to the department by a
   26  public library, state correctional facility, state college,
   27  state technical center, or private postsecondary institution.
   28  The department shall establish an application process and
   29  criteria for grant requests. Costs and expenditures for the
   30  workforce training grants must be documented and separated from
   31  those incurred by the public library, state correctional
   32  facility, state college, state technical center, or private
   33  postsecondary institution.