Title 42
State Affairs and Government

Chapter 16.1
Department of Labor and Training

R.I. Gen. Laws 42-16.1-4



 42-16.1-4.  Transfer of functions from the department of employment and training.


(a) There are hereby transferred to the department of labor and training all functions formerly administered by the department of employment and training set forth in chapters 39 — 44, inclusive, of title 28 and chapter 102 of title 42; and of all other general laws and public laws heretofore carried out by the existing director of employment and training and the department of employment and training. The department of labor and training shall:

(1) Be the principal executive department charged with administering employment and training programs in the state. The department shall establish a coordinated structure for delivery of such programs and shall work with the Rhode Island Human Resource Investment Council, or its successor, in carrying out the statewide policies, goals, and guidelines developed by the Rhode Island Human Resource Investment Council, or its successor, pursuant to 42-102-9;

(2) Administer all employment and training programs formerly administered by the department of employment and training, including, without limitation, all state and local programs sponsored under the federal Job Training Partnership Act, 29 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.; and

(3) Continue to work with the existing local regional employment and training boards and along with such other regional employment and training boards as may be established from time to time by the Rhode Island Human Resource Investment Council, or its successor, and the department. Such boards shall operate according to the policies and guidelines established by the Rhode Island Human Resource Investment Council, or its successor; shall be responsible for establishing local planning and coordination guidelines; shall review and comment on all local plans, proposals, and programs that would be funded directly by state and/or federal agencies; shall assist in the development of public-private partnerships; and shall be responsible for the development of a local coordination plan covering programs and services within all service delivery areas located within the state.

(b) To the extent that there is any conflict between federal law and this section, federal law shall prevail.

(c) Whenever in the general laws or in any public law the words "director of employment and training" or "director of employment security" or "department of employment and training" or "department of employment security" shall appear, the same shall be deemed to mean the director of labor and training or the department of labor and training, as the case may be.

History of Section.
P.L. 1996, ch. 226, 2.