Session of 1999


An  Act concerning apprenticeship programs; relating to eligibility for training funds;

amending K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-5065 and repealing the existing section.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

      Section  1. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-5065 is hereby amended to read as
follows: 74-5065. As used in this act:

      (a) "Kansas industrial training program" or "KIT program" means a
program under which the secretary provides for training, customized to
meet the specifications of a new or expanding industry, of new employees
or prospective employees, or both, of the industry.

      (b) "Kansas industrial retraining program" or "KIR program" means
a program under which the secretary provides for retraining, customized
to meet the specifications of a restructuring industry, of employees of the

      (c) "New or expanding industry" means an industry which is locating
or is newly located in Kansas or an existing industry which is located in
Kansas and is expanding its work force.

      (d) "Training" means training of employees or preemployment train-
ing of prospective employees for jobs newly created by a new or expand-
ing industry.

      (e) "Restructuring industry" means an existing industry which is lo-
cated in Kansas and is restructuring its operations through incorporation
of existing technology, development and incorporation of new technology,
diversification of production or development and implementation of new

      (f) "Retraining" means retraining of employees of a restructuring in-
dustry who are likely to be displaced because of obsolete or inadequate
job skills and knowledge.

      (g) "Job training agency" means any public or private educational or
job training institution and any other public or private entity which is
qualified to provide the training or retraining required under the KIT
and KIR programs, including apprenticeship programs that are registered
through the Kansas apprenticeship council and recognized by the United
States department of labor, bureau of apprenticeship training.

      (h) "Secretary" means the secretary of commerce.

      (i) "Agricultural land," "corporation," "corporate partnership," "lim-
ited liability company," "limited partnership," "swine production facility"
and "trust" have the meanings ascribed pursuant to K.S.A. 17-5903, and
amendments thereto.
Sec.  2. K.S.A. 1998 Supp. 74-5065 is hereby repealed.

  Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
publication in the statute book.

I hereby certify that the above BILL originated in the
HOUSE, and passed that body


Speaker of the House
Chief Clerk of the House

Passed the SENATE ______________________________

President of the Senate
Secretary of the Senate

APPROVED ______________________________