Training for former coal miners

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SB 196 directs the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet to educate and retrain dislocated coal miners; those with five years of mining experience be given preference in state employment; directs the Kentucky Housing corporation to establish programs relating to subsidies for home energy efficiency and to work with Kentucky Community and Technical College System to retrain dislocated coal workers in energy auditing and energy-efficient contracting certification; provide funding through general fund coal severance tax receipts and creating the Kentucky energy efficiency fund.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sen. Ray Jones

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