Bill Text: CA AB1656 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended
Bill Title: Certified nurse assistant training.
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-20 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 19). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. [AB1656 Detail]
April 05, 2017|
|Assembly Bill||No. 1656|
|Introduced by Assembly Member Burke|
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Dababneh)
February 17, 2017
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
This bill would require the department to continue to provide support to programs that were funded pursuant to the initiative and that
effectively recruited and trained certified nurse assistants.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
SECTION 1.The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:
SEC. 2.Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 11025) is added to Part 1 of Division 3 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, to read:
CHAPTER 8. Certified Nurse Assistant Training Grants
11025.(a) The Employment Training Panel shall establish a grant award program to fund training programs for certified nurse assistants by interested and qualified applicants that include skilled nursing facilities and other established training programs.
SEC. 3.The sum of three million dollars ($3,000,000) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Employment Training Panel to implement the grant award program described in Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 11025) of Part 1 of Division 3 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.
(a)It is the intent of the Legislature to increase efforts to support caregiver training due to the increase in the workforce shortage within long term care facilities since the enactment of this chapter. (b)The Employment Development Department shall continue to provide support to programs that were funded pursuant to this chapter and that effectively recruited and trained certified nurse assistants.