Text: H.R.4528 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 4528 IH
102d CONGRESS
2d Session
 H. R. 4528
To amend the Job Training Partnership Act to authorize the establishment of
additional Job Corps centers, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 20, 1992
Mrs. COLLINS of Michigan (for herself, Mr. PANETTA, Mr. CLAY, Mr. CONYERS,
Mr. DE LUGO, Mr. DICKS, Mr. DOWNEY, Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. FORD of Tennessee,
Mr. HAYES of Illinois, Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. MARTINEZ,
Ms. NORTON, Mr. PETERSON, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. SABO, Mr. SCHEUER, Mr. TOWNS,
Mr. BUSTAMANTE, Mrs. COLLINS of Illinois, Mr. MFUME, Mr. JEFFERSON, Ms. PELOSI,
Mr. SAVAGE, and Mr. ECKART) introduced the following bill; which was referred
to the Committee on Education and Labor
A BILL
To amend the Job Training Partnership Act to authorize the establishment of
additional Job Corps centers, and for other purposes.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This Act may be cited as the `Youth Employability Services 2000 Act of 1992'.
SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF ADDITIONAL JOB CORPS CENTERS.
  Section 3(d) of the Job Training Partnership Act is amended--
  (1) by inserting `(1)' after `(d)'; and
  (2) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:
  `(2) In addition to the amounts authorized to be appropriated under paragraph
  (1), there are authorized to be appropriated $80,000,000 for fiscal year
  1993 and such sums as may be necessary for each succeeding fiscal year for
  the purpose of establishing 5 additional Job Corps centers during each of
  the 10 fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 1993.'.
SEC. 3. EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL CURRICULUM.
  Section 433 of the Job Training Partnership Act is amended by adding at
  the end the following new subsection:
  `(f) The Secretary, in consultation with the Secretary of Education,
  shall evaluate the educational curricula offered by the Job Corps in
  order to determine whether the program participants are being adequately
  prepared with the skills necessary for the technological demands of
  the marketplace. The curricula to be evaluated shall include the basic
  education program, the vocational training program, and the social skills
  training program. The Secretary shall, not later than 9 months after the
  date of enactment of this subsection, submit to the Congress a report on
  the results of the evaluation conducted under this subsection. The results
  of such evaluation shall also be disseminated for broader use to program
  providers under part A of title II and part B of title IV of this Act,
  as well as to alternative high school programs, adult education programs,
  vocational education programs, and to the welfare JOBS program.'.
SEC. 4. ADDITIONAL JOB CORPS AMENDMENTS.
  (a) ELIGIBILITY- Section 423(1) of the Act is amended by inserting after
  `except that' the following: `not more than 20 percent of the individuals
  enrolled may be from age 22 through 24, and that any'.
  (b) CLARIFICATION OF AUTHORITY TO TRANSFER PARTICIPANTS TO AND FROM
  PROGRAMS UNDER TITLE II- Section 426 of the Act is amended by adding at
  the end thereof the following new subsection:
  `(d) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prohibit an individual who
  has been a participant in the Job Corps from concurrently or subsequently
  participating in programs under title II of this Act, or to prohibit an
  individual who has been a participant in programs under title II of this
  Act from concurrently or subsequently participating in the Job Corps.'.
  (c) NONRESIDENTIAL PARTICIPANTS- Section 427(a)(2) of the Act is amended by--
  (1) striking `10 percent' and inserting `20 percent'; and
  (2) adding at the end of paragraph (2) the following new sentences:
  `In enrolling individuals who are to be nonresidential participants,
  priority shall be given to those eligible individuals who are single
  parents with dependent children. The Secretary shall not reduce the number
  of residential participants in Job Corps programs under this part during
  any program year below the number of residential participants during
  program year 1992 in order to increase the number of individuals who are
  nonresidential participants in the Job Corps.'.
  (d) CONSERVATION CENTERS- Section 427 of the Act is amended by adding at
  the end thereof the following new subsection:
  `(d) No funds appropriated to the Department of Labor for any fiscal year
  may be used to execute or carry out any contract with a nongovernmental
  entity to administer or manage a Civilian Conservation Center of the Job
  Corps on public land.'.
  (e) ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES REQUIRED- Section 428 of the Act is amended
  by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections:
  `(e) The Secretary shall, to the extent practicable, provide child care
  at or near Job Corps centers, for individuals who require child care for
  their children in order to participate in the Job Corps.
  `(f) Each Job Corps center shall provide enrollees who have a history of
  abuse of, or who are dependent on alcohol or drugs, counseling and referral
  to related services necessary to prevent the continuance or recurrence of
  such dependency or abuse.'.
  (f) MANAGEMENT FEES- Section 437 of the Act is amended by adding at the
  end thereof the following new subsection:
  `(d) The Secretary shall provide all Job Corps contractors with an equitable
  and negotiated management fee of not less than one percent of the contract
  amount.'.