A09933 Summary:

BILL NOA09933A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08003
 
SPONSORBronson
 
COSPNSRRodriguez, Rozic
 
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, as well as the effectiveness of workforce preparation programs.
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A09933 Actions:

BILL NOA09933A
 
04/28/2016referred to labor
06/01/2016reported referred to ways and means
06/02/2016amend and recommit to ways and means
06/02/2016print number 9933a
06/08/2016reported referred to rules
06/14/2016reported
06/14/2016rules report cal.296
06/14/2016ordered to third reading rules cal.296
06/16/2016passed assembly
06/16/2016delivered to senate
06/16/2016REFERRED TO RULES
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A09933 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9933A
 
SPONSOR: Bronson
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the labor law, in relation to the establishment of a wage data clearinghouse   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Require the State Department of Labor (DOL) to issue an RFP to form a partnership with an academic institution with proven experience in analyzing labor market data to establish a research center to serve as the State's clearinghouse for wage data. The clearinghouse would be required to issue reports evaluating workforce preparation, worker training and selected education programs, and to provide data on work- force trends. This would allow the state to benefit from the expertise of academics in conducting important research while keeping the data protected.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Labor Law - § 44 wage data clearinghouse. Section 1. The labor commissioner shall establish a wage data clearing- house in consultation with the commissioner of education and the state workforce investment board. Section 2. The wage data clearinghouse shall be administered by an academic institution in New York state with proven experience in analyz- ing labor data. Section 3. The department shall provide the wage data clearinghouse with all state and federal wage and employment related data it has available. Section 4. A nine member advisory board is established Section 5. The wage data clearinghouse shall provide analyses on the effectiveness of workforce preparation programs and other related research. Section 6. The advisory board will consult with DOL, the commissioner of education and the state workforce investment board. Section 7. The clearinghouse shall release reports and aggregated data to the department, which shall be made available online. Section 8. DOL shall issue an evaluation of this data clearinghouse within one year, and every four years thereafter.   EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER: Create new section 44 of Labor Law.   JUSTIFICATION: The state spends billions of state and federal dollars each year on educating and training future workers through the PK-12 system, public colleges and universities, workforce development and preparation programs, and adult literacy classes. Yet policymakers and the public have little idea which programs are effective and actually help partic- ipants get on career paths that lead to living wage employment. Since enactment of a state law in 2013, colleges and public workforce programs have had access to the earnings and employment information of people who completed their programs. While most large institutions do have the capacity to meet the state's exacting standards for using the information safely and effectively, smaller workforce preparation programs which might benefit from information do not have the technolog- ical capacity and analytical expertise to use the data. Most other states are using wage data, often in combination with educa- tion data to assess education and workforce programs. Examples of Data Aggregation: *Colleges and universities can now look at earnings of graduates, see not only whether students got a job after graduation but whether they stayed in a job and were able to move into higher paying positions. *Individuals and policymakers can identify which educational and work- force development programs are producing the best outcomes for partic- ipants. *This data will help the state and localities identify how many people are trained in specific skills, where they are, whether they are out of work or are looking for similarly skilled jobs, how many went through such skill programs, are grads of programs and are successful in train- ing more.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: None.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: Subject to available appropriations.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A09933 Text:



 
                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.
                                                                   LBD14992-02-6

        A. 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.
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