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NO. 50. AN ACT RELATING TO APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING.

(H.198)

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1. 21 V.S.A. § 1103(b) is amended to read:

(b) The department of employment and training may charge fees to the employers of apprentices registered in Vermont and to nonregistered individuals to help offset the cost of apprenticeship related instruction provided by the department. *[The charges shall not exceed $1.50 per classroom hour for Vermont registered apprentices and $3.00 per classroom hour for all others.]* An employer shall not charge any apprentice for any of the fees charged to the employer under this section, nor shall an employer reduce an employee’s compensation in any manner in order to recover these fees from any apprentice. The fees shall be used, in conjunction with other approved funds, to provide classroom instruction primarily for Vermont registered apprentices. The Vermont department of employment and training may adopt rules to carry out this provision.

Sec. 1a. APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING; REPORT

The Commissioner of the Department of Employment and Training shall provide a report to the House Committees on Commerce and on Ways and Means and to the Senate Committees on General Affairs and Housing and on Finance on or before January 15, 2002, on the state apprenticeship training programs, which shall be limited to an accounting of the fees charged, revenues received and costs of the programs.

Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE

This act shall take effect upon passage.

Approved: June 12, 2001