Amendments for SB21-232

House Journal, June 4
20 SB21-232 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
21 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
22 recommendation:
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24 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, strike lines 4 through 21 and substitute:
25 "(a) Pursuant to the federal "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021",
26 Pub.L. 117-2, as the act may be subsequently amended, Colorado will
27 receive $3,828,761,790 to be used for certain eligible uses. Federal
28 regulations providing guidance regarding eligible uses of money allocated
29 pursuant to the act include:
30 (I) Assistance to unemployed workers, including job training for
31 individuals who want and are available for work;
32 (II) Aid to impacted industries to respond to the negative
33 economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency; and
34 (III) Programs, services, or other assistance for populations
35 disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency,
36 such as programs or services that address or mitigate the impacts of the
37 public health emergency on education;
38 (b) In 2020, the Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative
39 responded to needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by creating the
40 displaced workers grant. The displaced workers grant supports
41 Coloradans displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those who
42 were laid off or furloughed, experienced decreased earnings, had job
43 offers rescinded, or were unable to enter the workforce because of
44 negative economic conditions. These workers have an incentive to reskill,
45 upskill, or complete industry-recognized credentials in order to improve
46 economic prospects for themselves and their communities.
47 (c) Appropriating a portion of the money received pursuant to the
48 federal "American Rescue Plan Act of 2021", Pub.L. 117-2, as the act
49 may be subsequently amended, to the Colorado opportunity scholarship
50 initiative is estimated to serve at least three thousand displaced Colorado
51 workers and will provide these workers with the skills, supports, and
52 credentials necessary to secure good jobs, sustain a resilient state
53 economy, and help institutions of higher education scale high-demand
54 and highly impacted programs; and
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1 (d) These funds will be distributed to public institutions of higher
2 education, community partners, and workforce centers across the state to
3 provide scholarships, wraparound supports, and recruitment and retention
4 efforts for Coloradans with some college education but no degree who
5 have the need to reskill, upskill, or complete industry-recognized
6 credentials due to lost or reduced employment.
7 (2) The general assembly declares that appropriating a portion of
8 the money received pursuant to the federal "American Rescue Plan Act
9 of 2021", Pub.L. 117-2, as the act may be subsequently amended, to the
10 Colorado opportunity scholarship initiative for such purposes described
11 in this section are appropriate and lawful.".
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13 Page 2, line 22, strike "For" and substitute "(1) For".
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15 Page 2, line 25, strike "general fund." and substitute "workers, employers,
16 and workforce centers cash fund created in section 24-75-231 (2)(a),
17 C.R.S., and from money the state received from the federal coronavirus
18 state fiscal recovery fund.".
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20 Page 3, after line 4 insert:
21 "(2) For the 2020-21 state fiscal year, $15,000,000 is appropriated
22 to the workers, employers, and workforce centers cash fund created in
23 section 24-75-231 (2)(a), C.R.S. This appropriation is from the general
24 fund. The department of personnel and administration is responsible for
25 the accounting related to this appropriation.".
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27 Page 3, before line 5 insert:
28 "SECTION 3. Effective date. This act takes effect upon passage
29 only if House Bill 21-1264 becomes law, in which case this act takes
30 effect on the effective date of this act or House Bill 21-1264, whichever
31 is later.".
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33 Renumber succeeding section accordingly.
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House Journal, June 4
30 Amendment No. 1, Appropriations Report, dated June 4, 2021, and
31 placed in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, June 4,
32 2021.
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34 Amendment No. 2, by Representative Kipp.
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36 Amend the Appropriations Committee Report, dated June 4, 2021, page
37 2, strike lines 31 through 34 and insert:
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39 "SECTION 3. Effective date. This act takes effect only if section
40 4 of House Bill 21-1264 becomes law, and, in which case, this act takes
41 effect upon the effective date of this act or one day after the effective date
42 of section 4 of House Bill 21-1264, whichever is later.".
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44 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
45 Reading and Final Passage.
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