assembly Bill A9020B

Signed by Governor

Establishes workforce guidance and information for women

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JAFFEE

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 13 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 08 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 9020A
  • 07 / Jun / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO WAYS AND MEANS
  • 07 / Jun / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 9020B
  • 11 / Jun / 2012
    • REPORTED REFERRED TO RULES
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • REPORTED
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • RULES REPORT CAL.191
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.191
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO SENATE
  • 14 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR S6429A
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • 3RD READING CAL.635
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2012
    • RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jul / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 01 / Aug / 2012
    • SIGNED CHAP.284

Summary

Establishes the workforce guidance and information for women policy; requires the department of labor to provide guidance to local workforce investment boards and staff, to improve services and training for both women and men to qualify for higher paying jobs and careers; provides that such guidance shall promote program services for both women and men job seekers that provide: (a) current information about compensation for jobs and careers that offer high earning potential including jobs that traditionally employ predominantly men; (b) services such as counseling and skills development and training that encourage both women and men to seek employment in such jobs; and (c) referrals to employers offering such jobs.

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Bill Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6429A
Versions:
A9020
A9020A
A9020B
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง10-c, Lab L
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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 9020--B

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. JAFFEE, PERRY, GIBSON, CASTRO, RA, SCARBOROUGH,
  ORTIZ, LIFTON, P. RIVERA, GUNTHER, ROBINSON, LUPARDO, BRINDISI,  HOOP-
  ER, WRIGHT, COLTON -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ABINANTI, CROUCH,
  LANCMAN,  LATIMER,  LENTOL,  MARKEY,  McENENY,  MILLMAN,  NOLAN, RAIA,
  TENNEY, TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee 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 -- again reported from said  committee  with  amend-
  ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the labor law, in relation to workforce guidance and
  information for women

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.   Legislative intent. The legislature finds that women are
increasingly responsible for the economic  security  of  their  families
although more than a quarter of women-headed households in New York live
below  the  poverty  level.  Working women earn 80% of what men earn and
jobs traditionally held  by  women  pay  significantly  less  than  jobs
predominantly employing men. Workforce training programs have the poten-
tial  to narrow the wage gap through training for, and referral to, jobs
that have higher earning potential. Many higher paying jobs  are  tradi-
tionally  dominated by men but could provide opportunities for women. It
is the goal of the legislature that workforce training programs  in  New
York  assist  women  job seekers with information and services that will
help increase their earnings by encouraging them to seek  higher  paying
jobs and careers.
  S  2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 10-c to read as
follows:
  S 10-C. WORKFORCE GUIDANCE  AND  INFORMATION  FOR  WOMEN  POLICY.  THE
DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS
AND STAFF, TO ENABLE THEM TO BETTER EDUCATE AND INFORM  BOTH  WOMEN  AND
MEN  ABOUT  HIGHER  PAYING JOBS AND CAREERS INCLUDING JOBS TRADITIONALLY
DOMINATED BY MEN.  SUCH GUIDANCE SHALL PROMOTE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR  JOB
SEEKERS THAT PROVIDE:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13679-04-2

A. 9020--B                          2

  (A)  CURRENT  INFORMATION ABOUT COMPENSATION FOR JOBS AND CAREERS THAT
OFFER HIGH EARNING POTENTIAL INCLUDING JOBS THAT ARE TRADITIONALLY DOMI-
NATED BY MEN;
  (B)  COUNSELING,  SKILLS  DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING THAT ENCOURAGE BOTH
WOMEN AND MEN TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT IN SUCH JOBS;
  (C) REFERRALS TO EMPLOYERS OFFERING SUCH JOBS; AND
  (D) CURRENT LOCAL LABOR MARKET INFORMATION REGARDING THE  GENDER  WAGE
GAP  AND SPECIFIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY RATES FOR FAMILIES LIVING AND WORKING
IN THAT LOCAL LABOR MARKET.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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