SB1 HFAT Hamrick

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Delegate Hamrick moves to amend the title of the bill to read as follows:

Com. Sub. For Com. Sub. For S. B. 1 -- A BILL to amend and reenact 18-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated 18-2E-11; to amend and reenact 18-9A-2 of said code; to amend said code by adding thereto a new section, designated 18B-3C-16; and to amend said code by adding thereto a new article, designated 18C-9-1, 18C-9-2, 18C-9-3, 18C-9-4, 18C-9-5, and 18C-9-6, all relating generally to increasing access to career education and workforce training; requiring State Board of Education to promulgate rules for advanced certifications; providing that certain individuals who have completed a secondary education program in a public, private, or home school shall be considered adults enrolled in regular secondary programs for funding purposes; redesignating certain qualifying tests as high school equivalency tests; requiring pathways and other additional requirements for Advanced Career Education programs; requiring community and technical colleges, public baccalaureate institutions, career technical education centers and county boards of education, or any combination of such secondary and postsecondary entities, to establish partnerships that provide for Advanced Career Education programs; providing requirements for Advanced Career Education programs and pathways; requiring Department of Commerce to provide written notification to State Board of Education, West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education and West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission of a determination of areas of workforce need within the state and to develop a hierarchy therefore; requiring State Superintendent of Schools, Chancellor of the Council for Community and Technical College Education, Chancellor of the Higher Education Policy Commission and the Chancellor of the Higher Education Policy Commission to facilitate the Advanced Career Education programs; requiring State Board of Education and West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education to jointly promulgate certain guidelines and maintain and report certain information to Governor and Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability; requiring State Superintendent of Schools, Chancellor for the Council for Community and Technical College Education and Chancellor of the Higher Education Policy Commission to approve written partnership agreements; modifying definition of net enrollment to increase number of Advanced Career Education programs students for which secondary education funding may be provided and imposing conditions on certain institutions to receive funding; encouraging community and technical colleges that offer associate degrees to enter into collaborative agreements with federally registered apprenticeship programs and requiring a report regarding such collaborative agreements be provided to the Legislature and Governor annually; establishing WV Invests Grant Program; providing findings and purposes; defining terms; providing for administration of program by vice chancellor for administration; requiring West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education to award WV Invests grants under certain terms and conditions; requiring the council to report certain information on WV Invests Grant Program to Governor and Legislature; requiring the council to propose legislative rules and authorizing emergency rules; limiting eligibility for funding beginning fiscal year 2021; providing eligibility and renewal requirements for a WV Invests Grant; requiring applicants enter into certain agreements; and establishing the WV Invests Fund.