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A09933 Summary:

BILL NOA09933
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORBronson
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
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, including preparation for postsecondary education and the workforce, and to help identify on statewide and regional bases needed skills and promising career pathways.
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A09933 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9933
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 28, 2016
                                       ___________
 
        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  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 department, subject to available
     4  appropriations and in consultation with the  commissioner  of  education
     5  and  the  state  workforce investment board, shall establish a wage data
     6  clearinghouse. For a period of five years, the wage  data  clearinghouse
     7  shall  assist  the  department,  policy  makers,  workforce  preparation
     8  providers, institutions of higher education  and  research  institutions
     9  with  the effective collection, organization, management, aggregation or
    10  disaggregation and analysis of available wage, employment and  education
    11  related data, and shall examine student progress and outcomes over time,
    12  including preparation for postsecondary education and the workforce, and
    13  to help identify on statewide and regional bases needed skills and prom-
    14  ising career pathways.
    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 department, in consultation with
    18  the commissioner of education and the state workforce investment  board,
    19  through  a request for proposal process. Criteria shall include, but not
    20  be limited to, the demonstrated ability of  the  chosen  institution  to
    21  leverage and attract federal funds, and other non-governmental funds.
    22    3.  The  department shall provide the wage data clearinghouse with all
    23  state and federal wage and employment related  data  it  has  available,
    24  including  but  not  limited  to  wage  record data, quarterly census of
    25  employment and wages data and unemployment insurance data.  All  disclo-
    26  sure requirements specified in section five hundred thirty-seven of this
    27  chapter shall apply all clearinghouse employees working with the data.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD14992-01-6

        A. 9933                             2
 
     1    4. The commissioner shall establish an advisory board, in consultation
     2  with  the  clearinghouse,  the  commissioner  of education and the state
     3  workforce investment board. The advisory board shall include one or more
     4  members appointed by the  commissioner  and  representatives  of  higher
     5  education,  workforce  preparation programs, large and small businesses,
     6  labor organizations, and other appointees with  expertise  in  workforce
     7  development  the  department deems appropriate.   Consideration shall be
     8  given to geographic representation of appointees.
     9    5. The wage data clearinghouse shall use data provided by the  depart-
    10  ment  and  by any other state, federal or local agencies it deems neces-
    11  sary, to provide analyses of, including but not  limited  to,  statewide
    12  and  regional  trends  in  employment,  emerging industries, the skills,
    13  certifications and  degrees  needed  for  existing  and  forecasted  job
    14  openings, success of adult education and workforce preparation programs,
    15  and  other  information  the department and the advisory board determine
    16  will help close a middle skills gap  and  help  more  youth  and  adults
    17  connect with promising career pathways.
    18    6. The clearinghouse shall be granted the full cooperation and collab-
    19  oration  of  state  and  local  agencies in the collection, analysis and
    20  dissemination of data and information.
    21    7. The advisory board of  the  clearinghouse  will  consult  with  the
    22  department,  and  with the commissioner of education and the state work-
    23  force investment board, to determine the clearinghouse's  priorities  in
    24  data analysis.
    25    8.  The clearinghouse shall release reports and aggregated data to the
    26  department, which shall  share  such  information  on  the  department's
    27  website,  as  well  as  on  a  clearinghouse website if they have such a
    28  website.
    29    9. On or before the first  of  January,  two  thousand  eighteen,  the
    30  department  shall submit to the director of the budget, the chair of the
    31  senate finance committee and the chair of the assembly  ways  and  means
    32  committee  and the chairs of senate and assembly the labor committees an
    33  evaluation of this program prepared by  an  entity  independent  of  the
    34  department.  Such  evaluation shall be submitted every four years there-
    35  after.
    36    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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