TEXT OF AMENDMENTS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 193
(Senate - December 04, 2019)

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                           TEXT OF AMENDMENTS

  SA 1254. Mr. PETERS proposed an amendment to the bill S. 760, to 
enable registered apprenticeship programs to better serve veterans, and 
for other purposes; as follows:


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       Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the 
     following:

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Support for Veterans in 
     Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019''.

     SEC. 2. 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 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 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) 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.

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