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      RS 23:382     


§382. Apprenticeship council

            A. The secretary shall appoint an apprenticeship council, composed of three representatives each from employer and employee organizations respectively, and of two representatives of the general public. The three employer representatives shall be selected from lists supplied by employer organizations which are participating in bona fide apprenticeship programs. The three employee representatives may be representatives of labor organizations, who have been nominated by state labor federations. The state official in charge of trade and industrial education shall, ex officio, be a member of the council. Each member shall be appointed for a term of three years. Any member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of the term of his predecessor shall be appointed for the remainder of the term. Each member of the council not otherwise compensated by public monies, shall be reimbursed for transportation and shall be paid thirty-five dollars per day for each day spent in attendance at meetings of the apprenticeship council.

            B. The apprenticeship council shall meet at the call of the secretary or the director of apprenticeship and shall aid in formulating policies for the effective administration of this Chapter. Subject to the approval of the secretary, the apprenticeship council may recommend standards and procedures for registration and de-registration of apprenticeship programs in conformity with established programs approved by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, and for approval of apprenticeship agreements which in no case shall be lower than those prescribed by this Chapter and by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, or lower than approved national standards; shall issue such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the intent and purposes thereof; and shall perform such other functions as the secretary may direct. Not less than once a year the apprenticeship council shall make a report, through the secretary, of its activities and findings to the legislature and to the public.

            Amended by Acts 1974, No. 529, §1; Acts 1986, No. 741, §1; Acts 1987, No. 623, §1; Acts 2008, No. 743, §7, eff. July 1, 2008; Acts 2010, No. 791, §1; Acts 2014, No. 740, §1, eff. June 19, 2014; Acts 2018, No. 380, §1, eff. June 30, 2018.

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