|SAME AS||SAME AS S07325|
|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.|
|01/08/2018||referred to labor|
|02/15/2018||advanced to third reading cal.678|
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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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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 workforce11 development funding programs. Such catalogue shall include all state and12 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. LBD06811-02-8A. 8930 2 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; and11 (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, broken41 down by fiscal year and categorized by federal funds, state general42 funds and state special revenue;43 (xiii) all amounts disbursed for the prior two fiscal years broken44 down by federal funds, state general funds and state special revenue;45 and46 (xiv) all relevant data on the outcomes and effectiveness of such47 funding program and the number of persons served by such funding.48 (b) The department shall submit by the first of October, two thousand49 seventeen and annually thereafter, a report of the catalogue of work-50 force development funding to the governor, the temporary president of51 the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the minority leader of the52 senate and the minority leader of the assembly and make it available on53 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,A. 8930 3 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.