LD 1137 LR 1374(02)
An Act To Promote Reemployment of Unemployed Workers
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
FY 2015-16 FY 2016-17 Projections  FY 2017-18 Projections  FY 2018-19
Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund $74,328 $149,062 $0 $0
Fiscal Detail and Notes
This legislation removes the cap on the amount of funds in the Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund within the Department of Labor that can be spent for administrative and career counseling services annually. According to the Department of Labor, eliminating the cap will allow for an increase in career counseling and job training services that the Department can provide to individuals qualified under the Competitive Skills Scholarship Program. The Department has requested, and this bill includes, Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund allocations of $74,328 in fiscal year 2015-16 and $149,062 in fiscal year 2016-17 for 2 limited-period CareerCenter Consultant positions and related All Other costs to support the additional career counseling and job training efforts. Sufficient funds exist within the Competitive Skills Scholarship Fund to support the costs of the 2 positions over the current biennium without requiring an increase in the contribution rate applied to employers' taxable payroll.