|SAME AS||No Same As|
|COSPNSR||Barrett, Braunstein, Brabenec, Cahill, Colton, DiPietro, Hooper, Jaffee, Lupinacci, Mosley, Pichardo, Raia, Skoufis, Stirpe, Weprin|
|MLTSPNSR||Cook, Crespo, Crouch, Hevesi, Palmesano, Perry, Rivera, Simon, Solages|
|Add §3154-a, Pub Auth L|
|Creates community college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP) to award grants of up to $100,000 to community colleges to upgrade their educational, occupational, and training services including their facilities, labs, and high technology equipment.|
|01/10/2017||referred to higher education|
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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: A1157 SPONSOR: Rozic (MS)
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to creating the community college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP)   PURPOSE: The program would provide students/workers in community colleges with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment where skills can be learned in a setting that best matches the workplaces for which the students/workers are being prepared.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section I provides legislative intent. Section II adds a new section 3154-a to the public authorities law to create a community college high-technology investment program. The Foun- dation for Science, Technology, and Innovation would award competitive grants of up to one hundred thousand dollars to community colleges for reconstructing, rehabilitating or improving existing laboratory facili- ties and for. acquisition or upgrades of equipment necessary to provide targeted technology education, occupation or training services to students seeking associate's degrees or workers seeking occupation-spe- cific training in order to obtain or retain employment. The Executive Director would be required to report annually on the outcomes of the program, including the names of community colleges receiving awards; the amounts of each award and matching funds; a description of equipment purchases and facility upgrades; the number of students or workers participating in training enabled by the program; and employment or other outcomes such as job retention enabled by the award. Section III sets forth the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: Significant employment opportunities exist in growing fields where complex technologies require advanced skills and access to modem, effi- cient facilities and equipment. Having access to these modem facilities and equipment will provide students and workers with the knowledge and skill required for new or continued employment in the ever-expanding high-technology sector or in others sectors of the economy, including manufacturing and services that utilize advanced, high technology-relat- ed processes. In addition, a well-trained and skilled workforce will attract businesses seeking to enhance production, modernize or expand as well as start up or relocate to New York State.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2016: A04275A (Rozic) - Higher Education 2015: A04275 (Rozic) - Higher Education   FISCAL IMPACT TO THE STATE: This bill would allow grant awards if provided for in annual State appropriations.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1157 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 10, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. ROZIC, BARRETT, BRAUNSTEIN, BRABENEC, CAHILL, COLTON, DiPIETRO, HOOPER, JAFFEE, LUPINACCI, MOSLEY, PICHARDO, RAIA, SKOUFIS, STIRPE, WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, CRES- PO, CROUCH, HEVESI, PALMESANO, PERRY, RIVERA, SIMON, SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to creating the community college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP) The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that 2 significant employment opportunities exist in growing fields where 3 complex technologies require advanced skills. Access to modern, effi- 4 cient facilities and equipment will provide students with the ability to 5 learn about, develop and apply new technologies. Having access to these 6 modern facilities and equipment will provide students with the knowledge 7 and skill required for employment in the ever-expanding high-technology 8 sector or in other sectors of the economy, including manufacturing and 9 service, that utilize advanced, high-technology-related processes. The 10 legislature finds that it is proper and essential for the state to 11 support efforts that will provide students with updated and modern 12 facilities and equipment where skills can be learned in a setting that 13 best matches the workplaces for which the students are being prepared. 14 The legislature also finds and declares that a well-trained and skilled 15 workforce will attract businesses seeking to enhance production, modern- 16 ize or expand as well as start up or relocate to New York state. 17 The legislature hereby authorizes the creation of the community 18 college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP). 19 § 2. The public authorities law is amended by adding a new section 20 3154-a to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01166-01-7A. 1157 2 1 § 3154-a. Community college high-technology investment program. 1. A 2 community college high-technology investment program (hereafter referred 3 to as C-CHIP) is hereby created. 4 2. The foundation shall, from appropriations made available for this 5 purpose or from appropriations for the research development program 6 authorized under section two hundred nine-p of the executive law, award 7 grants of up to one hundred thousand dollars to community colleges for 8 reconstructing, rehabilitating or improving existing laboratory facili- 9 ties and for acquisition or upgrades of equipment necessary to provide 10 targeted educational, occupational or training services to students 11 seeking associate degrees or workers seeking occupation-specific train- 12 ing in order to obtain or retain employment and for costs incurred by 13 the institution for salaries and benefits of faculty directly engaged in 14 relevant educational activities pursuant to this section. Such grants 15 shall be awarded on a competitive basis to community colleges responding 16 to requests for proposals issued by the office. 17 3. Applications for grants authorized under this section shall 18 describe the grant program activities and shall include, but not be 19 limited to, the following: 20 (a) demonstration of need in the region for skilled workers in the 21 high-technology fields; 22 (b) evidence of any collaboration with a New York state four-year 23 institution or New York state business including, (i) a detailed 24 description of the skill needs of the institution or business; (ii) a 25 detailed description of equipment and other training resources required; 26 (c) a detailed budget including costs to reconstruct, rehabilitate or 27 improve existing laboratory facilities, including equipment; 28 (d) a description of matching funds that may include cash or in-kind 29 services from federal or private sources; and 30 (e) salaries and benefits of faculty directly engaged in relevant 31 employment, educational and training activities pursuant to this 32 section. 33 4. The executive director shall submit to the governor, the speaker of 34 the assembly, and the temporary president of the senate a report on the 35 program by the first of September, two thousand eighteen and annually 36 thereafter. Such report shall include the following for each recipient 37 under the program: 38 (a) the names of community colleges receiving awards; 39 (b) the amounts of each award and matching funds; 40 (c) a description of equipment purchases and facility upgrades; 41 (d) the number of students or workers participating in training 42 enabled by the program; 43 (e) employment or other outcomes, including, but not limited to, job 44 retention, enabled by the award; and 45 (f) any other information deemed appropriate by the executive direc- 46 tor. 47 § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.