A06433 Summary:

COSPNSRMeeks, Ardila
Add §4602-a, Ed L
Relates to providing secondary school pupils and adults in career education programs access to programs/courses sufficient to comprise a career major in electric vehicle maintenance and repair; establishes the working group on electric vehicle career education achievement.
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A06433 Actions:

04/06/2023referred to education
01/03/2024referred to education
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A06433 Committee Votes:

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A06433 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A06433 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      April 6, 2023
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  CUNNINGHAM  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  providing  secondary
          school  pupils  and  adults  in  career  education  programs access to
          programs/courses sufficient to comprise a  career  major  in  electric
          vehicle maintenance and repair

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 4602-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 4602-a. Career major in electric vehicle maintenance and repair.  1.
     4  For purposes of this section:
     5    (a)  "career  major" shall mean a number of courses in a career educa-
     6  tion program which together provide a  student  with  greater  technical
     7  skill  and  a  strong academic core and are primarily designed for those
     8  students who are not initially college bound and shall provide them with
     9  alternatives to  immediate  entrance  into  a  four-year  university  or
    10  college  after high school graduation. A career major shall be linked to
    11  postsecondary options and shall prepare  students  to  pursue  either  a
    12  degree  or  certification from a postsecondary institution, an industry-
    13  based training or certification, an  apprenticeship,  the  military,  or
    14  immediate  entrance into a career field, pursuant to policies adopted by
    15  the commissioner; and
    16    (b) "electric vehicle"  shall  mean  an  automotive-type  vehicle  for
    17  on-road  use, such as passenger automobiles, buses, trucks, vans, neigh-
    18  borhood electric vehicles, and electric motorcycles, powered by an elec-
    19  tric motor that draws current from a rechargeable storage battery,  fuel
    20  cell,  photovoltaic  array, or other source of electric current which is
    21  charged by being plugged into an electrical source. For the purposes  of
    22  this section, off-road, self-propelled electric vehicles, such as indus-
    23  trial  trucks,  hoists,  lifts,  transports,  golf carts, airline ground
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  support equipment, tractors, and boats, are not included  in  the  defi-
     2  nition of "electric vehicle".
     3    2. The board of education of each school district shall develop career
     4  major  programs  of  study  in  electric vehicle maintenance and repair,
     5  available to all secondary school pupils and adults in career  education
     6  programs,  in  accordance  with  a  phase-in  schedule  as determined by
     7  reports from the working group established under  subdivision  three  of
     8  this  section. Every career education school in the state shall adminis-
     9  ter a number of classes necessary to meet the requirements of  a  career
    10  major  and  provide instruction designed to educate students on electric
    11  vehicle maintenance and repair. These courses shall also be  offered  to
    12  each  high  school  student  enrolled in a school district that offers a
    13  career major program. The courses  contained  in  the  electric  vehicle
    14  maintenance and repair career major shall be defined and administered by
    15  the  board  of education of each school district after consultation with
    16  the working group, as provided in subdivision three of this section.
    17    3. (a) No later than sixty days following the effective date  of  this
    18  section, the public service commission shall establish the working group
    19  on  electric vehicle career education achievement ("the working group").
    20  The working group, no later  than  the  date  specified  by  the  public
    21  service  commission  and  on  an annual basis thereafter, shall meet and
    22  then provide the commissioner and the board of education of each  school
    23  district  with recommendations necessary to implement the electric vehi-
    24  cle maintenance and repair career major. The working group shall provide
    25  guidance, advice,  and  make  recommendations  to  the  commissioner  on
    26  matters  pertaining  to  education policy, performance and innovation in
    27  electric vehicle technology.  The  commissioner  shall  promulgate  such
    28  recommendations  of  the  working group as may be necessary to establish
    29  the curriculum, assessments and any other criteria  that  students  must
    30  achieve to earn a career major pursuant to this section.
    31    (b)  The public service commission shall compose the working group and
    32  may consult with the commissioner for recommendations. The working group
    33  shall consist of eight members appointed as follows:
    34    (i) two members appointed from the public service commission;
    35    (ii) two members appointed from the New York state energy research and
    36  development authority;
    37    (iii) two members from the department;
    38    (iv) one member with an expertise in electric vehicle engineering  who
    39  is located within the state; and
    40    (v)  one  member  appointed from a state-based environmental organiza-
    41  tion.
    42    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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