Maine LD 856: An Act To Amend the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program To Allow for Participation in Early College and Career and Technical Education Programs

LD 856 (subjects: JOB TRAINING , PROGRAMS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=856&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Brian Langley of Hancock: (R – District 7) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/11/2015 Senate Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Volk of Cumberland REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/11/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on LABOR, COMMERCE, RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/9/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED.
READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (S-224) READ and ADOPTED.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-224) .

Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/10/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-224).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/11/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/11/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
6/16/2015 Senate Sec 3, LAB Dept., All Other ($131,600) In Senate, June 16, 2015, this line, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this line become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 33 In Favor and 2 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the line become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
6/16/2015 Senate Sec 3, LAB Dept., Employment Services Activity 0852 ($121,096) In Senate, June 16, 2015, this line, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this line become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 33 In Favor and 2 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the line become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
6/16/2015 Senate Sec 3, LAB Dept., Employment Services Activity 0852, All Other ($39,500) In Senate, June 16, 2015, this line, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this line become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 34 In Favor and 1 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the line become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
6/16/2015 Senate Sec 3, LAB Dept., Employment Services Activity 0852, Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund ($160,596) In Senate, June 16, 2015, this line, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this line become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 34 In Favor and 1 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the line become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
6/16/2015 Senate Sec 3, LAB Dept., Employment Services Activity 0852, Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund ($292,196) In Senate, June 16, 2015, this line, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this line become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 33 In Favor and 2 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the line become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
6/16/2015 House SEC 3, LAB DEPT., EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ACTIVITY 0852, All Other ($131,600)
This dollar amount, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
79 having voted in the affirmative and 63 in the negative, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since a majority of the members elected to the House so voted.
In concurrence.
6/16/2015 House SEC 3, LAB DEPT., EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ACTIVITY 0852, Personal Services ($121,096)
This dollar amount, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 273V
120 having voted in the affirmative and 25 in the negative, with 6 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since a majority of the members elected to the House so voted.
In concurrence.
6/16/2015 House SEC 3, LAB DEPT., EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ACTIVITY 0852, All Other ($39,500)
This dollar amount, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 274V
115 having voted in the affirmative and 32 in the negative, with 4 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since a majority of the members elected to the House so voted.
In concurrence.
6/16/2015 House SEC 3, LAB DEPT., EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ACTIVITY 0852, COMPETITIVE SKILLS SCHOLARSHIP FUND TOTAL ($160,596)
This dollar amount, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 275V
111 having voted in the affirmative and 35 in the negative, with 5 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since a majority of the members elected to the House so voted.
In concurrence.
6/16/2015 House SEC 3, LAB DEPT., EMPLOYMENT SERVICES ACTIVITY 0852, COMPETITIVE SKILLS SCHOLARSHIP FUND ($292,196)
This dollar amount, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 276V
114 having voted in the affirmative and 33 in the negative, with 4 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that this dollar amount become law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since a majority of the members elected to the House so voted.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 Senate LD 856 In Senate, June 23, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 35 In Favor and 0 Against , accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/23/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 392V
134 having voted in the affirmative and 9 in the negative, with 8 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 856 as originally introduced. L.D. 856 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-224) .

An Act To Amend the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program To Allow for Participation in Early College and Career and Technical Education Programs

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 20-A MRSA 6976 is enacted to read:

6976. Financial assistance

1. Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund. The Commissioner of Labor shall transfer funds from the Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund, established in Title 26, section 1166, subsection 2, to pay tuition, fees and other costs incurred by a student to a postsecondary educational institution in which the student is enrolled through a dual enrollment career and technical education program established pursuant to this chapter. The Department of Labor may contract with an educational services contractor to help carry out the requirements of this section.
2. Rules. The Commissioner of Labor may adopt rules to implement this section. Rules adopted under this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
3. Repeal. This section is repealed on January 1, 2021.

Sec. 2. 26 MRSA 2033, sub- 2-A is enacted to read:

2-A. Transfers for dual enrollment career and technical education students. Notwithstanding subsection 2, until January 1, 2021, the fund must also be administered pursuant to Title 20-A, section 6976.

This subsection is repealed on January 1, 2021.

Sec. 3. 26 MRSA 2033, sub- 5-A is enacted to read:

5-A. Secondary student eligibility. Notwithstanding subsection 5, paragraphs A and E, until January 1, 2021, a full-time student at a public secondary school enrolled in a career and technical education program at a career and technical education center or a career and technical education region must be granted enrollment in the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program, within the limits of available Competitive Skills Scholarship Program resources, if the student applies for enrollment and meets the requirements of subsection 5, paragraphs B, C and D.

This subsection is repealed on January 1, 2021.

SUMMARY

This bill expands the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program to include participants who are under 18 years of age if they are full-time secondary students at a public secondary school and enrolled in a career and technical education program at a career and technical education center or a career and technical education region and:

1. Do not have a marketable postsecondary degree;

2. Have income less than 200% of the federal poverty level; and

3. Are applying for education or training for a job in an approved industry.

The bill also directs the Commissioner of Labor to transfer funds from the Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund to cover postsecondary education expenses for secondary students in a dual enrollment career and technical education program established pursuant to statute, also known as a “Bridge Year Program.”

The provisions in the bill are repealed on January 1, 2021.

Patterns of Support

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