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(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the House on November 7, 2017. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act or the VALOR Act
(Sec. 2) This bill provides that the state approving agency for a multi-state non-federal apprenticeship program is: (1) for program approval purposes, the state approving agency for the state in which the headquarters of the apprenticeship program is located; and (2) for all other purposes, the state approving agency for the state in which the apprenticeship program takes place.
(Sec. 3) The bill eliminates the requirement that the veteran or other eligible person enrolled in an apprenticeship or other on-job training program must certify such person's program attendance to receive a training assistance allowance.
the third day of January, two thousand and seventeen
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the designation of State approving agencies for multi-State apprenticeship programs for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Veterans Apprenticeship and Labor Opportunity Reform Act” or the “VALOR Act”.
Paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of section 3672 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
“(i) for purposes of approval of the program, the State approving agency for the State in which the headquarters of the apprenticeship program is located; and
“(ii) for all other purposes, the State approving agency for the State in which the apprenticeship program takes place.
“(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘multi-State apprenticeship program’ means a non-Federal apprenticeship program operating in more than one State that meets the minimum national program standards, as developed by the Department of Labor.”.
SEC. 3. Elimination of certain certification requirement for assistance for apprenticeship and other on-job training.
Section 3680(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking “shall have received—” and all that follows through “person's certificate,” and inserting “receives from the training establishment a certification”.