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A09822 Summary:

BILL NOA09822
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07347
 
SPONSORJean-Pierre
 
COSPNSRDickens, Sayegh, Darling, Gunther, Fernandez, Buttenschon, Taylor, Gibbs, Clark, Morinello, Brabenec, DeStefano, Mikulin
 
MLTSPNSRMcDonough
 
Amd §§794 & 791, Gen Bus L; add §444-r, RP L
 
Authorizes continuing education courses for hearing aid dispensers and home inspectors to be completed online.
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A09822 Actions:

BILL NOA09822
 
04/19/2022referred to economic development
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A09822 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9822
 
SPONSOR: Jean-Pierre
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the general business law and the real property law, in relation to authorizing certain continuing education courses to be completed online   PURPOSE: To allow those seeking to keep their home inspection professional license or their hearing aid dispenser license to have the option to take online courses to meet their Continuing Education credits.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: amends Subdivision 1 of section 794 of the general business law to allow for continuing education courses to be completed online for hearing aid dispensers Section 2: amends Paragraph (b) of subdivision 2 of section 791 of the general business law to allow the hearing aid dispensing advisory board to advise and make recommendations, and the secretary to promulgate rules and regulations regarding the format of courses of study when such course is given in an online setting Section 3: amends the real property law by adding a new section 444-r, to allow for continuing education courses required for home inspection professional licensure to be completed online if the course is approved by the secretary Section 4: Sets effective date   JUSTIFICATION: New York State currently allows for approved online courses for the maintenance of various professional licenses and certificate programs.. This legislation will allow for those seeking to keep their home inspection professional license or their hearing aid dispenser license to meet their Continuing Education credits by taking online courses, with the courses being approved by the state.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the secretary of the department of state shall make regulations and take other actions reasonably necessary to implement this act on such date.
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A09822 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          9822
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 19, 2022
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  JEAN-PIERRE -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Economic Development
 
        AN ACT to amend the general business law and the real property  law,  in
          relation  to  authorizing  certain  continuing education courses to be
          completed online
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  Subdivision 1 of section 794 of the general business law,
     2  as amended by chapter 301 of the laws of 2000, is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    1.  Prior  to the expiration of a certificate of registration and as a
     5  condition of renewal, each hearing aid dispenser registered pursuant  to
     6  subdivision  one  of  section seven hundred ninety of this article shall
     7  submit documentation showing successful completion of twenty  continuing
     8  education  credits through a course or courses approved by the secretary
     9  in consultation with the advisory board, or, in relation to audiologists
    10  licensed pursuant to article one hundred  fifty-nine  of  the  education
    11  law,  the  office  of  the professions in the education department. Such
    12  formal courses of learning shall include, but not be limited to,  colle-
    13  giate  level  of  credit in non-credit courses, professional development
    14  programs and technical sessions offered by  national,  state  and  local
    15  professional  associations  and  other  organizations  acceptable to the
    16  secretary and any other organized  educational  and  technical  programs
    17  acceptable   to  the  secretary.  The  secretary  may,  in  his  or  her
    18  discretion, and as needed to contribute to the health and welfare of the
    19  public, require  the  completion  of  continuing  education  courses  in
    20  specific   subjects  to  fulfill  this  mandatory  continuing  education
    21  requirement. Courses shall be taken  from  a  sponsor  approved  by  the
    22  secretary  pursuant to regulations promulgated pursuant to this section.
    23  Courses may be completed online, provided that such online course  meets
    24  the requirements of this section and is approved by the secretary.
    25    §  2.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision 2 of section 791 of the general
    26  business law, as added by chapter 599 of the laws of 1998, is amended to
    27  read as follows:
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13079-01-1

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     1    (b) continuing education including but not limited to (i) the  content
     2  of such course of study, (ii) the procedures for approval of such course
     3  of  study  [and],  (iii)  those  individuals  and  organizations who may
     4  permissibly offer such continuing education course or  courses  provided
     5  for  in  section seven hundred ninety-four of this article, and (iv) the
     6  format of such course of study when such course is given  in  an  online
     7  setting;
     8    § 3. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 444-r to
     9  read as follows:
    10    §  444-r.  Continuing education. Continuing education courses required
    11  for licensure pursuant to section  four  hundred  forty-four-f  of  this
    12  article may be completed online provided that such course is approved by
    13  the secretary.
    14    §  4.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
    15  have become a law.  Effective immediately, the secretary of the  depart-
    16  ment  of  state shall make regulations and take other actions reasonably
    17  necessary to implement this act on such date.
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