SB 20-120

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 28, 2020
  • Passed Senate Feb 26, 2020
  • Passed House Jun 08, 2020
  • Signed by Governor Jul 07, 2020

Apprentice Examinations And Professional Licenses

Abstract

Current law requires an electrical or plumbing employer to register an apprentice with the respective governing board within 30 days after beginning employment. When an apprentice is no longer employed as an apprentice, the act requires an employer to remove each apprentice from the apprentice program and annually notify the applicable board of the termination of employment. The act requires an employer, an apprenticeship program registered with the United States department of labor's employment and training administration, and a state apprenticeship council recognized by the United States department of labor that employs an apprentice in Colorado to track the number of practical training hours and, for electrician apprentices, the classroom hours of each apprentice and provide the information to the state electrical board or the state plumbing board, as applicable. The boards are required to keep this information confidential. If existing resources or gifts, grants, or donations are available, the boards must provide the reported information to the department's online apprenticeship directory. Contingent on the availability of existing resources within the department or the receipt of gifts, grants, and donations, the act requires electrician apprentices and plumbing apprentices who have been registered with their respective boards for at least 6 years to take a license examination at least every 3 or 2 years, respectively, based on the registration renewal cycle, until the apprentice passes the examination. If an apprentice fails the examination, the apprentice may apply for an exemption from the examination requirement. The act allows an apprentice to request special accommodations to take the examination if the apprentice has a learning disability. Subject to available funds, the department of regulatory agencies, in collaboration with the electrician and plumbing governing boards, industry stakeholders, examination proctors, national code organizations, apprenticeship training coordinators, and the department of labor and employment, is required to conduct research to determine what barriers exist to preparing for and taking the licensing examinations for apprentices for whom English is a second language and report its findings to the general assembly by January 1, 2021. (Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (2)

Votes


Actions


Jul 07, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

Jun 22, 2020

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

Jun 19, 2020

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

Jun 09, 2020

Senate

Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass

Jun 08, 2020

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Jun 05, 2020

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Jun 04, 2020

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Jun 03, 2020

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Appropriations

Mar 11, 2020

House

House Committee on Business Affairs & Labor Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Business Affairs & Labor

Feb 28, 2020

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs & Labor

  • Introduction
Business Affairs & Labor

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Feb 25, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 20, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over to 02/24/2020 - No Amendments

Feb 18, 2020

Senate

Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Feb 12, 2020

Senate

Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Senate Committee of the Whole Business, Labor, & Technology

Jan 24, 2020

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology

  • Introduction
Business, Labor, & Technology

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (07/07/2020) PDF
Final Act (06/22/2020) PDF
Rerevised (06/08/2020) PDF
Revised (06/04/2020) PDF
Reengrossed (02/26/2020) PDF
Engrossed (02/25/2020) PDF
Introduced (01/24/2020) PDF
PA2 (06/04/2020) PDF
PA1 (02/14/2020) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (06/02/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (02/05/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (03/05/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN3 (06/04/2020) PDF
Fiscal Note FN4 (09/01/2020) PDF

Sources

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