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 Actions:

BILL NOA09933
 
04/28/2016referred to labor
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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: A9933
 
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 REP 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. DOL shall shall establish a wage data clearinghouse 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. The commissioner shall establish an advisory board. Section 5. The wage data clearinghouse shall provide analyses of: statewide and regional trends in employment and emerging industries; the skills, certifications and degrees needed for existing and forecasted job openings; the success of adult education and workforce preparation programs; and other information. Section 6. All state and local agencies shall cooperate with the clear- inghouse. Section 7. The advisory board will consult with DOL, the commissioner of education and the state workforce investment board. Section 8. The clearinghouse shall release reports and aggregated data to the department, which shall be made available online. Section 9. 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 education 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
 
                   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

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     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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