H.R. 8720 (88th): An Act to amend the Manpower Development and Training Act of 1962

88th Congress, 1963–1964. Text as of Dec 19, 1963 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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422                                  PUBLIC LAW 88-214-DEC. 19, 1963                           [77   STAT.


                    Public Law 88-214
December 19, 1963                                        AN ACT
   [H. R, 8720]            T o iiniend t h e MsmiMiwer I)Hvt»l(>)»inent and TniininK A d of 1fK>2.


                       Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Repret^enidtlve,^ of the^
  Manpower De-      I'nited States of America in Congress asse/mhled. That section 101 of
velopment and       the Manpower Development and Trainino' Act of 1962 (hereinafter
Training Act of
1962, amendment.    referred to a« "the Act") is amended by inserting after "sou^'ht out
  76 Stat. 2 3 .    and trained" the followinj)-: "'as quickly as is reasonably possible",
  42 u s e 2571.
                    and by inserting after "afforded to these people" the following: "'with
                    the least delay".
  42 u s e 2582.       SEC. 2. (a) Subsection (a) of section 202 of the Act is amended
                    l)y striking out the second sentence thereof.
                       (b) Section 202 of the Act is amended by redesignating subsections
                    (b) through (g) as subsections (c) through ( h ) , respectively, and by
                    niserting immediately after subsection (a) the following new sub-
                    section :
  Special youth        ''(b) AMienever appropriate the Secretary shall provide a special
programs.           program for the testing, counseling, selection, and referral of youths,
                    sixteen years of age or older, for occupational training and further
                    schooling, who because of inadequate educational background and
                    work preparation are unable to qualify for and obtain employment
                    without such training and schooling."
                       (c) Subsection (d) of such section (as so designated prior to the
                    redesignation provided for in subsection ( b ) ) is amended by inserting
                    after "training" in the first sentence thereof the following: "(other
                    than for training under subsection ( i ) ) " .
                        (d) Such section is further amended by adding at the end thereof
                    the following new subsection:
 Referrals.            " (i) Whenever appi^opriate, the Secretary of Labor may also refer
                    for the attainment of basic education skills those eligible persons who
                    indicate their intention to, and will thereby be able to, pui'sue courses
                    of CK'cupational training of a type for which there appears to be reason-
                    able expectation of employment. Such referrals shall be considered a
                    referral for training within the meaning of this Act, and such persons
                    shall be eligible for training allowances for not to exceed an additional
                    twenty weeks."
 42 u s e 2583.        SEC. 3. (a) Subsection (a) of section 203 of the Act is amended—
                             (1) by inserting in the second sentence of the fii'st paragraph
                          after "fifty-two weeks" the following: "(except where authorized
                          for indi viduals referred for training under section 202 ( i ) ) " ,
                             (2) by inserting in such sentence after "not exceed" the follow-
                          ing: "$10 more than",
                             (3) by inserting in the firet sentence of the second paragraph
                          after "less than" the following: "$10 more than",
                             (4) by inserting in the second sentence of the second paragraph
                          after "compensation and" the following: ^ 1 0 more than", and
                             (o) by adding at the end of such subsection the following new
                          paragraph:
 Allowances.           "The training allowance of a person engaged in full-time training
 42 u s e 2601.     under section 231 shall not be reduced on account of his part-time
                    employment which does not exceed twenty hours per week, but shall
                    be reduced in an amount equal to his full earnings tor hours worked in
                    excess of twenty hours per week."
                        (b) Subsection (c) of such.section is amended to read as follows:
                       "(c) The Secretary of Labor shall pay training allowances only
                    to unemployed persons who have had not less than two years of
                    experience I in gainful employment and who are either heads of
                    families or heads of households as defined in the Internal Eevenue

77 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 88.214-DEC. 19, 1963 423 C<Kle of lOo-t, or wlio are members of a household in which tlie liead 68A stat. i et of the household or the head of the family is unemployed : Provided. *®^; „-^ , , rn-i J ii • 1 1 1 1 1 . . ' 26 u s e 1 et I h a t not more than one person m any one household may be receiving aeq. training allowances under this Act at any particular time. Xotwith- conditions, standing the preceding sentence, the ^>ecretary may pay training allowances at a rate not in excess of $2() a week to youths seventeen yeai-s of age or older who require such training allowance in order to undertake training, who are referred for training in accordance with section 2C)2^(b), and who are not entitled to allowances under the preceding sentence, except that no such training allowance shall be paid to any such youth who has not graduated from high school, unless the Secretary has satisfied himself that such youth has con- tinuously failed to attend school for a period of not less than one year and that the local authorities after pui'suing all appropriate procedures, including guidance and counseling, have concluded, after considering any assistance available under section 18 of the Voca- tional Education Act of 19f)3, that further school attendance by such Ante, p. 412. youth in any regular academic or vocational program is no longer practicable under the circumstances. Xot more than 25 per centum of the persons who are receiving training allowances (or who would be entitled thereto but for receipt of unemployment compensation) may be youths under the age of twenty-two." (c) Subsection (d) qf such section is amended to read as follows: " ( d ) For the fiscal year ending June 80, 1966, any amount paid to payments by a State for training allowances under this section, or as reimburse- states. ment for unemployment compensation under subsection ( h ) , shall be ])aid on condition that such State shall bear 88i/^ per centum of the amount of such payments, and for each fiscal year thereafter such amounts shall be paid on condition that such State shall bear 50 per centum of the amount of such payments." (d) Panigraph (2) of subsection (h) of such section is amended 76 stat, 579. by striking out "July 1, 196J:, and for 50 per centum of the amount of such benefits paid on or after that date" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "July 1, 1965, for 66% per centum of the amount of such benefits paid during the fiscal year ending June 80, 1966, and 50 ])er centum of the amount of such benefits paid thereafter". SEC. 4. (a) The center heading of section 205 of the Act is amended Advisory com- to read as follows: "ADVISORY COMMII'I-KKS". "^il^usc 258s (b) Subsection (b) of such section is amended to i"ead as follows: " ( b ) F o r the purpose of making exj^ei-t assistance available to per- K(ms formulating and carrying on programs under this title, the Seci"e- fary shall, whei'e appropriate, require the organization on a commu- nity, State, and/or regional basis of labor-management-public advi- sory committees." (c) Subsections (d) and (e) of such section are amended by insert- ing "National Advisory" immediately l)efore "Connnittee" each place it appears. SEC. 5. Part A of title I I of the Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: "LABOR M O B I L I T Y nEMONSTOA'I'lON PROJECTS "SEC. 208. During the peritxl ending June 80, 1965, the Secretary of Jji\\)ov shall develop and carry out, in a limited number of geographical areas, pilot projects designed to assess or demonstrate the effectiveness in reducing unemployment of programs to increase the mobility of unemployed workers by providing assistance to meet their relocation expenses. I n carrying out such projects the Secretary may provide such assistance, in the form of grants or loans, or lx>th, only to involun-
424 PUBLIC LAW 88-214-DEC. 19, 1963 [77 STAT. tarily uneiuployed uidividuals who lamiot reasoimV)ly be expected to secure full-time employment in the community in which they reside, have bona fide offers of employment (other than temporai-y or seasonal employment), and are deemed qualified to perform the work for which they are being employed. "VMiei"e such assistance is provided in the form of grants, siich grants may not exceed 50 per centum of the expenses incurred reasonably necessaiy to the transportation of the person who is relocating, and his family, and their household effects. ^Vhere such assistance is provided in the form of loans, or a combina- tion of loans and grants, the total amount thereof may not exceed 100 per centum of such expenses and shall be made subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretary may prescribe. Of the funds appro- priated for a fiscal year to carry out this title, not more than 2 per centum thereof, or $4,000,000, whichever is the lesser, may be used for the purposes of this section." 42 u s e 2601. SEC. 6. (a) The first sentence of section 231 of the Act is amended by msertlng before the period at the end thereof the following: ", except that with respect to education to be provided pursuant to referrals 42 u s e 2582. imder subsection (b) or (i) of section 202, the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare may make arrangements for the provision of the education to be provided under such subsection through other appropriate education agencies''. Facilities, (b) The second sentence of section 231 of such Act is amended by striking out ", if facilities or services of such agencies or institutions are not adequate for the purpose," and by inserting before the period at the end of such sentence the following: "whei-e such institutions can provide substantially equivalent training with reduced Federal expenditures". Payments to (c) The third sentence of section 231 of such Act is amended to States. read as follow^s: "The State agency shall be paid 50 per centum of the cost to the State of cariying out the agreement, except that for the period ending J u n e 30, 1965, the State agency shall be paid 100 per centum of the cost to the State of carrying out the agreement with respect to imemployed persons, and for the fiscal year ending June 30,1966, the State agency shall be paid 66% per centum of such cost." 42 u s e 2614. SEC. 7. (a) Subsection (a) of section 304 of the Act is amended by striking out "and a like amount for the fiscal year ending Jmie 30, 1965" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "and each of the two succeeding fiscal years". (b) Subsection (b) of such section is amended by striking out "$161,000,000 for the fiscal year endhig J u n e 30, 1964, and a like amount for the fiscal year ending J u n e 30,1965" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "$161,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1964, $407,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1965, and $281,000,000 for the fiscal year ending J u n e 30,1966". (c) Subsection (c) of such section is amended by striking out "and a like amount for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1965" and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "and each of the two succeeding fiscal years". 42 u s e 2615. SEC. 8. Section 305 of the Act is amended by striking out "vocational". 42 u s e 2619. SEC. 9. Subsections (a) and (b) of section 309 of the Act are each amended by striking out "March 1,1964" and inserting in lieu thereof "April 1,1964, April 1,1965, and April 1,1966". 42 u s e 2620. SEC. 10. Section 310 of the Act is amended by striking out "196o both times it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "1966". Approved December 19, 1963.