Legislature(2019 - 2020)

2019-02-20 House Journal

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HB 67                                                                                                                         
HOUSE BILL NO. 67 by the House Rules Committee by request of                                                                    
the Governor, entitled:                                                                                                         
     "An Act relating to the duties of the Department of Labor and                                                              
       Workforce Development; and providing for an effective date."                                                            
was read the first time and referred to the Education, Labor &                                                                  
Commerce, and Finance Committees.                                                                                               
The following fiscal note(s) apply:                                                                                             
1.  Zero, Dept. of Education & Early Development                                                                                
2.  Fiscal, Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development                                                                              
The Governor's transmittal letter dated February 19 follows:                                                                    
"Dear Speaker Edgmon:                                                                                                           
Under the authority of Article III, Section 18, of the Alaska                                                                   
Constitution, I am transmitting a bill relating to the duties of the                                                            
Department of Labor and Workforce Development.                                                                                  
The bill adds a new duty for the Department of Labor and Workforce                                                              
Development to coordinate and monitor state career and technical                                                                
education (CTE) programs by cooperating with the Department of                                                                  
Education and Early Development, the University of Alaska, and any                                                              

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other entities that provide or fund these programs. The bill formalizes                                                         
the Department's role in promoting CTE programs, leverages existing                                                             
workforce planning efforts, and directly utilizes the department's direct                                                       
knowledge of Alaska's labor market to help inform CTE programs in                                                               
the state.                                                                                                                      
I urge your prompt and favorable action on this measure.                                                                        
Michael J. Dunleavy