HB2361 H VAHS AM 2-27
The Committee on Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security moves to amend the bill on page 1, section 2, after the enacting section, by striking out the remainder of the bill and inserting in lieu thereof the following to read as follows:
“ARTICLE 4. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PRIORITY.
§9A-4-2. Definitions as used in this article:
(a) "Eligible veteran" means a person who:
(1) Served on active duty and was discharged or released from active duty with an honorable discharge or because of a service connected disability; or
(2) As a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty, served on active duty during a period of war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge or ribbon is authorized and was discharged or released from such duty with an honorable discharge; or
(3) Served as a member of a National Guard or Reserve component and completed his or her military obligation and received an honorable discharge from the National Guard or Reserve component or was discharged from the National Guard or Reserve component because of a service connected disability.
(b) "Priority of service" means the right to priority in any employment or training program offered citizens of West Virginia which is funded, in whole or in part, through federal or state moneys.
(c) "Reserve component" means any branch of the military, which is called up to active duty including any military defense forces.
(d) "Training program" means a program that provides training leading to qualification for employment, or improved skills, or both, funded, in whole or in part, through the workforce investment act or another federal or state act administered through the state and having as its primary purpose workforce development.
(e) "Training provider" means any private or public entity which has been certified by competent authority to provide training funded by federal or state funds appropriated in the budget under the jobs training partnership act or another federal or state act having as its primary purpose workforce development.”