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H.R. 3949 (115th): VALOR Act

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 17, 2017 (Passed Congress).


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One Hundred Fifteenth Congress of the United States of America

At the First Session

H. R. 3949

AN ACT

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act or the VALOR Act.

2.

Designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship programs

Paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of section 3672 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(1)
(A)

The State approving agency for a multi-State apprenticeship program is—

(i)

for purposes of approval of the program, the State approving agency for the State in which the headquarters of the apprenticeship program is located; and

(ii)

for all other purposes, the State approving agency for the State in which the apprenticeship program takes place.

(B)

In this paragraph, the term multi-State apprenticeship program means a non-Federal apprenticeship program operating in more than one State that meets the minimum national program standards, as developed by the Department of Labor.

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3.

Elimination of certain certification requirement for assistance for apprenticeship and other on-job training

Section 3680(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking shall have received— and all that follows through person's certificate, and inserting receives from the training establishment a certification.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.