|SAME AS||SAME AS S08003|
|Add §44, Lab L|
|Relates to the establishment of a wage data clearinghouse to assist in the effective collection, organization, management, aggregation or disaggregation and analysis of available wage, employment and education released data and the examination of student progress and outcomes over time, as well as the effectiveness of workforce preparation programs.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 9933--A IN ASSEMBLY April 28, 2016 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Labor -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to the establishment of a wage data clearinghouse The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 44 to read 2 as follows: 3 § 44. Wage data clearinghouse. 1. The commissioner, subject to avail- 4 able appropriations and in consultation with the commissioner of educa- 5 tion and the state workforce investment board, shall establish a wage 6 data clearinghouse. The purpose of the wage data clearinghouse is to use 7 available wage record data, quarterly census of employment and wages 8 data, and unemployment insurance data and other available data to assist 9 the department of labor, policy makers, workforce preparation providers, 10 institutions of higher education and research institutions with the 11 collection, organization, management, aggregation or disaggregation and 12 analysis of such data, and the analysis of the outcomes and effective- 13 ness of workforce preparation programs, and to conduct other related 14 research. 15 2. The wage data clearinghouse shall be administered by an academic 16 institution in the state of New York with proven experience in analyzing 17 labor data and shall be selected by the commissioner, in consultation 18 with the commissioner of education and the state workforce investment 19 board, through a request for proposal process. Criteria shall include, 20 but not be limited to, the demonstrated ability of the chosen institu- 21 tion to analyze wage reporting data and to leverage and attract federal 22 funds, and other non-governmental funds. 23 3. The department shall provide the wage data clearinghouse with all 24 state and federal wage and employment related data it has available, 25 including but not limited to wage record data, quarterly census of 26 employment and wages data and unemployment insurance data. All disclo- EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD14992-02-6A. 9933--A 2 1 sure requirements specified in section five hundred thirty-seven of this 2 chapter shall apply to all wage data clearinghouse employees working 3 with the data. 4 4. A wage data clearinghouse advisory board is hereby established for 5 the purpose of determining the wage data clearinghouse's priorities in 6 data analysis. The advisory board shall consist of nine members, three 7 of whom shall be appointed by the commissioner, three of whom shall be 8 appointed by the commissioner of education, three of whom shall be 9 appointed by the state workforce investment board. The advisory board 10 shall include representatives of higher education, workforce preparation 11 programs, large and small businesses, labor organizations, and other 12 appointees with expertise in workforce development the department deems 13 appropriate. Consideration shall be given to geographic representation 14 of appointees. 15 5. The wage data clearinghouse shall use wage record data, quarterly 16 census of employment and wages data, and unemployment insurance data 17 provided by the department and any other data sets provided by any other 18 state, federal or local agencies it deems appropriate, to provide 19 analyses of the effectiveness of workforce preparation programs through- 20 out the state, and any other research the advisory board identifies as 21 helping to improve workforce development programs in the state, helping 22 to close a middle skills gap and contributing to the attainment of long- 23 term employment of residents, especially those who are unemployed or 24 under-employed. 25 6. The advisory board of the wage data clearinghouse will consult with 26 the department, the commissioner of education and the state workforce 27 investment board, to determine the wage data clearinghouse's priorities 28 in data analysis. 29 7. The wage data clearinghouse shall release reports and aggregated 30 data to the department, which shall share such information on the 31 department's website, as well as on any website maintained by the clear- 32 inghouse. 33 8. On or before the first of January, two thousand eighteen, the 34 department shall submit to the director of the budget, the chair of the 35 senate finance committee, the chair of the assembly ways and means 36 committee, the chairs of senate and assembly labor committees, the 37 speaker of the assembly, and the president pro tempore of the senate, an 38 evaluation of this program prepared by an entity independent of the 39 department. Such evaluation shall be submitted every four years there- 40 after. 41 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.