Dems: Appropriations Committee Report– Week 15, 2018

April 17, 2018

HF 648 – Career and Technical Education. 



HF 648 makes technical changes to the Career and Technical Education bill that passed in 2016 (HF-2392). The 2016 bill added the work-based learning program to the workers’ compensation section so that students are protected in case of injury. Because workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for an injured worker, businesses are exempt from lawsuits. For the program, HF-2392 added to the exemption accredited nonpublic schools, community colleges, and directors, officers and authorities in charge of a school. It also referenced a school district, but due to the group of schools involved in this program, the bill changes the reference to “corporation” and adds individual schools to the list.

The bill also changes the way funds are distributed to the Regional Planning Partnerships, shifting from reimbursement to disbursement, and allowing federal Perkins dollars to flow through to FFA programs. It clarifies that some consumable supplies can be purchased with partnership funds, such as feed for livestock.

The bill passed the Iowa House 98-0.
[4/12: 47-0 (Excused: Bertrand, Zumbach; Vacant: Dix)]

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