Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 2.djvu/202

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112 STAT. 1086 PUBLIC LAW 105-220—AUG. 7, 1998 "(A) consult with State and local employers, partici- {)ants, and local workforce investment boards about the abor market relevance of the data to be collected and disseminated through the statewide employment statistics system; "(B) consult with State educational agencies and local educational agencies concerning the provision of employ- ment statistics in order to meet the needs of secondary school and postsecondary school students who seek such information; "(C) collect and disseminate for the system, on behalf of the State and localities in the State, the information and data described in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of subsection (a)(1); "(D) maintain and continuously improve the statewide employment statistics system in accordance with this section; "(E) perform contract and grant responsibilities for data collection, analysis, and dissemination for such system; "(F) conduct such other data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities as will ensure an effective statewide employment statistics system; "(G) actively seek the participation of other State and local agencies in data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities in order to ensure complementary, compatibility, and usefulness of data; "(H) participate in the development of the annual plan described in subsection (c); and "(I) utilize the quarterly records described in section 136(f)(2) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to assist the State and other States in measuring State progress on State performance measures. "(3) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION. —Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting the ability of a State agency to conduct additional data collection, analysis, and dissemination activities with State funds or with Federal funds from sources other than this section. "(f) NoNDUPLiCATiON REQUIREMENT. —None of the functions and activities carried out pursuant to this section shall duplicate the functions and activities carried out under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.). "(g) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for each of the fiscal years 1999 through 2004. "(h) DEFINITION. — In this section, the term 'local area' means the smallest geographical area for which data can be produced with statistical reliability.". SEC. 310. TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS. Sections 3(b), 6(b)(1), and 7(d) of the Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49b(b), 49e(b)(l), and 49fld)) are amended by striking "Secretary of Labor" and inserting "Secretary". 29 USC 49a note. SEC. 311. EFFECTIVE DATE. The amendments made by this subtitle shall take effect on July 1, 1999.