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      RS 23:2196     


§2196. Board membership

            A. A board shall be composed as follows:

            (1) Representatives of the private sector who:

            (a) Constitute a majority of the membership of the board.

            (b) Are owners of business concerns, chief executives or chief operating officers of nongovernmental employers, or other business or human resources executives who have substantial management, hiring, or policymaking responsibilities.

            (c) Represent business, including small businesses, or organizations that provide employment opportunities that, at a minimum, include high-quality work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area.

            (2) At least twenty percent of the members of each local board:

            (a) Shall be local representatives of a labor organization or representatives of employees who are not members of a labor organization; and a training director of a joint labor-management apprenticeship program, or if there is no joint labor-management apprenticeship program, a representative of an apprenticeship program.

            (b) May be representatives of community-based organizations that have demonstrated expertise with addressing the employment needs of individuals with barriers to employment, including organizations that serve veterans or that provide support for individuals with disabilities; and representatives of organizations that have demonstrated expertise with addressing the employment, training, or education needs of eligible youth, including representatives of organizations that serve out-of-school youth.

            (3) Representatives of each of the following:

            (a) Entities administering education and training activities in the local area that shall include a representative of eligible providers administering adult education and literacy activities pursuant to Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014; and a representative of institutions of higher education providing workforce investment activities; and that may include representatives of local educational agencies and of community-based organizations with demonstrated expertise in addressing the education or training needs of individuals with barriers to employment.

            (b) Governmental and economic and community development entities serving the local area that shall include a representative of economic and community developmental entities, a representative from the state employment service office pursuant to the Wagner-Peyser Act, 29 U.S.C. 49, who serves the local area; a representative of the programs carried out under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 720 et seq., except 29 U.S.C. 732 and 741, who serve the local area; and that may include representatives of agencies or entities administering programs serving the local area relating to transportation, housing, and public assistance; and a representative of philanthropic organizations serving the local area.

            (c) Each local board may include other individuals or representatives of entities as the chief elected official in the local area may determine to be appropriate.

            B. Private sector representatives on the board are selected from individuals nominated by general purpose business organizations that have consulted with and received recommendations from other business organizations in the workforce development area. The nominations and the individuals selected from the nominations must reasonably represent the industrial and demographic composition of the business community.

            C. The labor representatives on the board are selected from individuals recommended by recognized state and local labor federations.

            D. The education representatives on the board are selected from individuals nominated by regional or local educational agencies, vocational education institutions, institutions of higher education, including entities offering adult education, and other educational institutions within the workforce development area.

            E. Repealed by Acts 2015, No. 426, §7.

            F. At least one of the members of a board appointed under Subsection A of this Section shall, in addition to the qualifications required for the member under Subsection A of this Section, have expertise in child care or early childhood education.

            Acts 2008, No. 743, §2, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2015, No. 426, §§2, 7.

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