Summary: H.R.4292 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/28/1996)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Grants to States to Provide Worker Adjustment

Assistance Benefits to Eligible Displaced Workers

Title II: Worker Adjustment Assistance Benefits

Subtitle A: Income Support

Subtitle B: Wage Supplements

Subtitle C: Training

Subtitle D: Rapid Response Assistance, Basic

Readjustment Services, Relocation Allowances, and

Job Search Allowances

Title III: General Provisions

Displaced Worker Retraining Act of 1993 (sic) - Establishes a comprehensive program of adjustment assistance to workers displaced as a result of any program, project, or activity carried out under Federal law.

Authorizes appropriations.

Title I: Grants to States to Provide Worker Adjustment Assistance Benefits to Eligible Displaced Workers - Directs the Secretary of Labor to make grants to applicant States to provide worker adjustment assistance benefits to eligible dislocated workers.

Title II: Worker Adjustment Assistance Benefits - Subtitle A: Income Support - Sets forth dislocated worker eligibility conditions. Requires a dislocated worker to be actively seeking employment or enrolled in training to be eligible for income support. Allows those eligible for income support to apply for training under subtitle C.

(Sec. 212) Provides for weekly income support, including amount and duration, income support factors, additional weeks, adjustment of amount, wage supplement offsets, and application of State laws.

Subtitle B: Wage Supplements - Provides for weekly wage supplements, in specified amounts for a maximum of 156 weeks, for eligible displaced workers. Makes dislocated workers who are eligible for such wage supplements also eligible to apply for part-time training under subtitle C. Requires offset of such wage supplement weeks by any income support weeks received under subtitle A.

Subtitle C: Training - Sets forth conditions for State approval of training for displaced workers. Requires priority for training for occupations and industries that utilize new technologies. Sets forth requirements relating to State and Federal payment of training costs, as well as training costs paid from other sources.

(Sec. 232) Lists types of training programs that may be approved. Sets certain restrictions on State approval. Makes 156 weeks of such training the maximum number which a dislocated worker may receive.

Allows a State to authorize specified limited forms of supplemental assistance during such training.

(Sec. 233) Directs a State to pay costs of any approved on-the-job training of a displaced worker, but only if certain conditions are met, such as nondisplacement of current workers, nonimpairment of collective bargaining agreements, and certification of continued employment for the trained worker.

(Sec. 235) Prohibits declaring a displaced worker ineligible for State or Federal unemployment insurance or benefits under this Act because that individual is in or is entering approved training.

Subtitle D: Rapid Response Assistance, Basic Readjustment Services, Relocation Allowances, and Job Search Allowances - Entitles to 13 weeks of rapid response assistance and 156 weeks of basic readjustment services: (1) any displaced worker, whether or not eligible for subtitle A or B benefits; or (2) any individual who has received notice of impending total or partial separation from employment and who had at least ten weeks of employment during the 52 weeks preceding such notice. Provides for State delivery of rapid response assistance, with oversight by the Secretary.

(Sec. 242) Allows a displaced worker, whether or not eligible for subtitle A or B benefits, to apply to the State for: (1) a relocation allowance; and (2) a job search allowance. Sets forth conditions for approval of such allowances.

Title III: General Provisions - Sets forth general provisions relating to fraud and recovery of overpayments, penalties, subpoena power, and regulations.