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Public Law 116-134
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To enable registered apprenticeship programs to better serve veterans, 
      and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Mar. 26, 2020 -  [S. 760]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Support for 
Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019. 29 USC 50 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Support for Veterans in Effective 
Apprenticeships Act of 2019''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 29 USC 50c.>>  IMPROVED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM 
                    COORDINATION BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 
                    AND THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

    (a) Definitions.--In this Act:
            (1) Registered apprenticeship program.--The term 
        ``registered apprenticeship program'' means an apprenticeship 
        program registered under the Act of August 16, 1937 (50 Stat. 
        664; commonly referred to as the ``National Apprenticeship 
        Act'').
            (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary 
        of Labor.

    (b) Additional Registered Apprenticeship Program Requirements.--
Notwithstanding any <<NOTE: Time period.>>  other provision of law, for 
any program applying to become a registered apprenticeship program on or 
after the date that is 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
the Secretary shall--
            (1) acquire from the program sponsor a written assurance 
        that the sponsor--
                    (A) is aware of the availability of educational 
                assistance for a veteran or other individual eligible 
                under chapters 30 through 36 of title 38, United States 
                Code, for use in connection with a registered 
                apprenticeship program;
                    (B) will make a good faith effort to obtain approval 
                for educational assistance described in subparagraph (A) 
                for, at a minimum, each program location that employs or 
                recruits a veteran or other individual eligible for 
                educational assistance under chapters 30 through 36 of 
                title 38, United States Code; and
                    (C) will not deny the application of a qualified 
                candidate who is a veteran or other individual eligible 
                for educational assistance described in subparagraph (A) 
                for the purpose of avoiding making a good faith effort 
                to obtain approval as described in subparagraph (B);
            (2) in accordance with paragraphs (5) and (12) of section 
        29.5(b) of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect

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        on the day before the date of enactment of this Act), require 
        the program sponsor, to the extent practicable, to provide 
        standards that contain provisions to grant advanced standing or 
        credit, and provide increased wages commensurate to such 
        standing or credit, for any veteran or other individual eligible 
        for educational assistance under chapters 30 through 36 of title 
        38, United States Code, who--
                    (A) is enrolled in the registered apprenticeship 
                program; and
                    (B)(i) has a demonstrated competence applicable to 
                the apprenticeship occupation; or
                    (ii) has acquired experience, training, or skills 
                through military service that is applicable to the 
                apprenticeship occupation; and
            (3) <<NOTE: Records.>>  when the Secretary approves the 
        registered apprenticeship program, provide a copy of the 
        program's certificate of registration to the State approving 
        agency designated under chapter 36 of title 38, United States 
        Code, in the State where the program is located.

    Approved March 26, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 760:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 165 (2019):
                                    Dec. 4, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.
                                                        Vol. 166 (2020):
                                    Mar. 10, 11, considered and passed 
                                        House.

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