Apprenticeship bill moves forward

January 26, 2017

A bill relating to the apprenticeship training program, HSB40,  passed a House subcommittee 3-0 Thursday morning. The subcommittee was chaired by Rep. Andy McKean (R-Anamosa). The bil, will require a person to be an Iowa resident to qualify as an apprentice under the program for the purposes of financial assistance awards. The bill stops out-of-state residents from registering as an apprentice in Iowa and receiving financial assistance from the Iowa Economic Development Authority. There was wide bipartisan support from the lobby for this bill as no one is currently registered against it. The bill now heads to the full Economic Growth Committee where it is expected to pass.