H.R. 113: WILL Act

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 03, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 113

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 3, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Grijalva, and Mr. Polis) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to integrate public libraries into State and local workforce investment boards, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Workforce Investments through Local Libraries Act or the WILL Act .

2.

State workforce investment boards

Section 111(b)(1)(C)(v) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2821(b)(1)(C)(v)) is amended by inserting , public libraries, after community colleges.

3.

State plan

Section 112(b)(8)(A) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2822(b)(8)(A)) is amended—

(1)

in clause (ix), by striking and at the end; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(xi)

employment, training, and literacy services carried out by public libraries; and

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4.

Local workforce investment board

Section 117(b)(2)(A)(iv) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2832(b)(2)(A)(iv)) is amended by striking individuals with disabilities and and inserting public libraries, individuals with disabilities, and.

5.

Local plan

Section 118(b)(2) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2833(b)(2)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating paragraphs (6) through (10) as paragraphs (7) through (11), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after paragraph (5) the following:

(6)

a description of how the local board will coordinate workforce investment activities carried out in the local area with employment, training, and literacy services carried out by public libraries;

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6.

Identification of eligible providers of training services

Section 121(b)(2)(B) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2842(b)(2)(B)) is amended—

(1)

in clause (iv), by striking and at the end;

(2)

by redesignating clause (v) as clause (vi); and

(3)

by inserting after clause (iv) the following:

(v)

employment, training, and literacy services carried out by public libraries; and

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7.

Use of funds for employment and training activities

Section 134(d)(3)(B)(ii) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2864(d)(3)(B)(ii)) is amended by striking and private nonprofit service providers, and inserting private nonprofit service providers, and other appropriate entities, such as public libraries,.

8.

Demonstration, pilot, multiservice, research, and multistate projects

Section 171(b)(1) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 U.S.C. 2916(b)(1)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subparagraphs (B) through (H) as subparagraphs (C) through (I), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following:

(B)

the establishment of employment resource centers in public libraries to provide unemployed and underemployed individuals access to workforce activities and information related to training services and employment opportunities which may include—

(i)

resume development, job bank Web searches, and workshops on career information;

(ii)

literacy services; and

(iii)

acquisition of database licenses to improve access to career certification, licensing practice tests, and workforce skills improvement;

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