H.R.1534 - 21st Century Worker Opportunity Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] (Introduced 03/15/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Education and the Workforce; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1534 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/15/2017)
21st Century Worker Opportunity Act
This bill requires the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to implement a program that provides displaced workers with a subsidy or coupon for a lump sum payment of $500 that may only be applied towards: (1) broadband Internet access service, or (2) remote job training in a profession not likely to be automated in the next 20 years.
A "displaced worker" is defined as an individual who, due to automation of machinery that replaces human labor, has been terminated or laid off from employment or who has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment.
To be eligible for the program, a displaced worker who has been laid off or terminated must submit a certification from an employer that the worker was employed in the manufacturing sector and was laid off or terminated due to the automation of the position of the worker.