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A08930 Summary:

BILL NOA08930
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07325
 
SPONSORBronson
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 21, Lab L; amd 2, Chap of 2017 (as proposed in S. 3789 and A. 1956)
 
Relates to general powers and duties of the commissioner of labor, in relation to the effectiveness thereof.
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A08930 Actions:

BILL NOA08930
 
01/08/2018referred to labor
02/13/2018reported
02/15/2018advanced to third reading cal.678
02/27/2018substituted by s7325
 S07325 AMEND= PHILLIPS
 01/05/2018REFERRED TO RULES
 01/08/2018ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.53
 01/22/2018PASSED SENATE
 01/22/2018DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 01/22/2018referred to labor
 02/27/2018substituted for a8930
 02/27/2018ordered to third reading cal.678
 02/27/2018passed assembly
 02/27/2018returned to senate
 04/06/2018DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 04/18/2018SIGNED CHAP.40
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A08930 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8930
 
SPONSOR: Bronson
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to general powers and duties of the commissioner of labor; and to amend a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the labor law, relating to general powers and duties of the commission of labor, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 3789 and A. 1956, in relation to the effectiveness thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to amend chapter 458 of the laws of 2017 to ensure access to timely information.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 and 2 - Amends chapter 458 of the laws of 2017 to: (a) require the Department of Labor to establish, maintain, and publish on its website an online database cataloguing workforce development funding programs; (b) create a new definition for "workforce development funding program," which includes programs that fund or provide English as a second language and adult literacy; (c) require the Commissioner of Labor to report certain information in the online database; (d) require that state agencies that administer or oversee workforce development funding programs to report annually all required information to the Commissioner of Labor as well as any information that he or she deems necessary to include in the online database no later than October 1, 2018. Section 3 - Effective date.   DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIGINAL AND AMENDED VERSION (IF APPLICABLE): N/A   JUSTIFICATION: New York State spends billions of dollars each year on workforce prepa- ration and adult education, and many of the providers of these services rely on state and federal funds. However, the funding is broken up into more than 50 different programs, each with differing amounts, criteria for eligibility and spending, and disbursement rules. Having a complete listing with relevant information would be extremely useful to providers and the public which must piece together the various funding programs. Having an online database will help keep the information current since many of the programs' rules and amounts change from year to year.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A.1956/S.3789 - Chapter 458   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Unknown   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided however that section one of this act shall take effect on the same date and in the same manner as a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the labor law, relat- ing to general powers and duties of the commissioner of labor, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.3789 and A.1956, takes effect.
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A08930 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8930
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 8, 2018
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Labor
 
        AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to general powers and  duties
          of  the  commissioner  of labor; and to amend a chapter of the laws of
          2017, amending the labor law, relating to general powers and duties of
          the commission of labor, as proposed in legislative bills  numbers  S.
          3789 and A. 1956, in relation to the effectiveness thereof
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 15 of section 21 of the labor law, as added  by
     2  a  chapter  of  the  laws  of  2017, amending the labor law, relating to
     3  general powers and duties of the commissioner of labor, as  proposed  in
     4  legislative  bills  numbers  S.  3789 and A. 1956, is amended to read as
     5  follows:
     6    15. [Catalogue of] Shall establish and maintain an online database  to
     7  catalogue  and make available information on workforce development fund-
     8  ing programs and may publish any analysis conducted by the department on
     9  such data. [(a) The department shall publish by October first, two thou-
    10  sand seventeen and update annually, thereafter, a catalogue of workforce
    11  development funding programs. Such catalogue shall include all state and
    12  federal funding programs that support the following services, including,
    13  but not limited to:
    14    (1) employment counseling;
    15    (2) the obtainment of a high school diploma or its equivalent;
    16    (3) higher education leading to a career;
    17    (4) skills and vocational training;
    18    (5) skills development and improvement;
    19    (6) certifications, licenses and certificates that improve employabil-
    20  ity literacy training;
    21    (7) English as a second language;
    22    (8) life skills instruction;
    23    (9) on-the-job training;
    24    (10) internships;
    25    (11) pre-apprenticeships;

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06811-02-8

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     1    (12) entry level and advanced skills training;
     2    (13) retraining;
     3    (14) structured worksite training;
     4    (15) pre-vocational skills training;
     5    (16) school-to-work transition activities;
     6    (17) employability skills training;
     7    (18) wage reimbursement for skills upgrading;
     8    (19) counseling;
     9    (20) stipends;
    10    (21) tuition assistance; and
    11    (22) apprenticeships.
    12    The  catalogue]  For purposes of this subdivision, the term "workforce
    13  development funding program" shall mean a program that funds or provides
    14  targeted educational, occupational or training services for the  purpose
    15  of  effecting the employability of the participant, provides training or
    16  employment  services,  supports  an  economic  development  activity  by
    17  enhancing  the skills of the state's workforce, prepares individuals for
    18  employment, improves opportunities for individuals to  become  employed,
    19  or  promotes  understanding  of  the  state  labor  force market through
    20  statistical studies, including but not limited to programs that fund  or
    21  provide English as a second language and adult literacy.  For each work-
    22  force  development  funding  program, the online database shall include,
    23  but not be limited  to,  the  following  information  for  each  funding
    24  program:
    25    (i)  the  name of the funding program and the agency administering the
    26  funding program;
    27    (ii) a description of the purpose of the funding program;
    28    (iii) a specific program Uniform Resource Locator ("URL"), if any;
    29    (iv) the year the program was established;
    30    (v) a catalog of federal domestic assistance numbers, if any;
    31    (vi) the legal authority, including statute and regulation citations;
    32    (vii) the program and  fiscal  contact  information  including  agency
    33  name, telephone number, and email address;
    34    (viii) all eligibility requirements;
    35    (ix) any program and special restrictions;
    36    (x) any action or actions required to receive aid; and
    37    (xi)  a description of aid which shall include, but not be limited to,
    38  the flow of funds between entities, the type of aid  formula  used,  any
    39  matching requirements and any maintenance of effort[;
    40    (xii)  all amounts appropriated in the most recent three years, broken
    41  down by fiscal year and categorized  by  federal  funds,  state  general
    42  funds and state special revenue;
    43    (xiii)  all  amounts  disbursed  for the prior two fiscal years broken
    44  down by federal funds, state general funds and  state  special  revenue;
    45  and
    46    (xiv)  all  relevant  data  on  the outcomes and effectiveness of such
    47  funding program and the number of persons served by such funding.
    48    (b) The department shall submit by the first of October, two  thousand
    49  seventeen  and  annually  thereafter, a report of the catalogue of work-
    50  force development funding to the governor, the  temporary  president  of
    51  the  senate,  the  speaker  of  the assembly, the minority leader of the
    52  senate and the minority leader of the assembly and make it available  on
    53  the department's website for public review by such date].
    54    §  2.  Section  2 of a chapter of the laws of 2017, amending the labor
    55  law, relating to general powers and duties of the commissioner of labor,

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     1  as proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 3789 and A. 1956, is amended
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  2.  Any state agency or instrumentality thereof that administers or
     4  oversees workforce development funding  programs  shall  report  to  the
     5  commissioner  of  labor,  within  45  days  of the end of the applicable
     6  fiscal year for the funding program, the information specified in subdi-
     7  vision 15 of section 21 of the  labor  law,  together  with  such  other
     8  information  as  the  commissioner of labor deems material and necessary
     9  for inclusion in the online database. This information shall be reported
    10  through an electronic reporting system developed by  the  department  of
    11  labor.
    12    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect immediately; provided however that
    13  section two of this act shall take effect on the first of  October  next
    14  succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.
    15    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect immediately; provided however that
    16  section one of this act shall take effect on the same date  and  in  the
    17  same  manner  as  a  chapter  of  the laws 2017, amending the labor law,
    18  relating to general powers and duties of the commissioner of  labor,  as
    19  proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 3789 and A. 1956, takes effect.
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