Additional Workforce Bill Passes

April 29, 2022

The Legislature also passed and sent another key workforce bill, which ABI supports, to Governor Reynolds for her signature this week. By a vote of 70-24, the House approved SF 2383 which addresses work-based learning, eliminates certain county and city inspections of manufactured homes, expands certain loan forgiveness programs to recruit more healthcare workers and eliminates certain fees for veterans.

ABI is particularly supportive of the changes being implemented under the work-based learning division. It implements reporting requirements for schools concerning students’ participating in work-based learning programs. The bill also creates work-based learning program supervisor certificates which will allow non-school employees to lead and provide this type of programming within schools. The Senate previously passed this legislation unanimously a few weeks ago.