Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session


Parts: A B C D E F G H I J K

Chapter 372

H.P. 1038 - L.D. 1485

PART G

Sec. G-1. Workforce development. The Department of Labor, the Public Utilities Commission and the Maine State Housing Authority shall:

1. Perform an assessment of the energy efficiency and green industry workforce development needs in this State;

2. Develop, in consultation with the Department of Education, the Maine Jobs Council, the University of Maine System, the Maine Community College System and appropriate private sector entities, a specific, detailed plan for providing classroom training, on-the-job training and other workforce development strategies to meet the identified needs. The plan must provide for the use of federal weatherization, United States Department of Energy State Energy Program and federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 funds received by the State pursuant to the federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 as well as long-term funding to support energy efficiency and green industry workforce development. The plan must specify specific long-term funding requirements to meet the identified needs, available and proposed funding sources and a specific plan for the use of the funding to meet the identified needs; and

3. Submit to the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy by January 1, 2010 a report detailing the energy efficiency and green industry workforce development needs in this State as determined under subsection 1, the plan developed under subsection 2 and a status report on the implementation of the plan using federal weatherization, United States Department of Energy State Energy Program and federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 funds received by the State pursuant to the federal American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. The report must include recommended legislation to implement the proposed plan on a sustained, long-term basis.

The Joint Standing Committee on Utilities and Energy may submit legislation on the subject matter of the report to the Second Regular Session of the 124th Legislature.

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