Bill Summaries

Who filed report: Oak Norton

Bill Number: HB 171

Bill Title: APPRENTICESHIP AUTHORIZATION ACT

Bill Grade: A

Bill Sponsors: Rep. Jacob Anderegg

Bill Summary:

Creates a way for students at least 16 years old to work in an apprenticeship for credit.

Does the bill increase/decrease local control?: Neither

How?:

Does it increase/decrease parental rights?: Neither

How?:

Does it help/hurt children?: Helps Children

How?: By allowing children to choose to pursue an interest in a field of work outside of school and get school credit for it.

Any conflicts of interest?:

Other comments:

My only concern would be how this bill plays into the hands of school-to-work advocates. As long as this is a choice students have and they can freely pursue it, then I think this is a good bill as it expands personal agency.

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