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

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 7, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 294

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3949

[Report No. 115–398]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 4, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Arrington, and Mr. O'Rourke) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

November 7, 2017

Additional sponsors: Mr. Wenstrup, Mr. Gallagher, Ms. Sinema, and Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York

November 7, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on October 4, 2017


A BILL

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.

November 7, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed