senate Bill S4953

Extends the self-employment assistance program

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 24 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.822
  • 25 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 01 / Jun / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 13 / Jun / 2011
    • SUBSTITUTED BY A7268

Summary

Extends the self-employment assistance program.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7268
Versions:
S4953
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Law Section:
Labor
Laws Affected:
Amd §10, Chap 413 of 2003

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4953

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend chapter 413 of the laws of 2003 amending the labor law relating
to the self-employment assistance program and other matters, in relation
to extending the effectiveness of certain provisions thereof

PURPOSE OF THE BILL:
Extends to December 7, 2013 certain provisions
relating to the establishment and operation of the state's
Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP).

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

§ 1- Amends § 10 of Chapter 413 of the Laws of 2003 amending the Labor
Law relating to the establishment and operation of the
Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP) to extend the provision
until December 7, 2013.

§ 2- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
The Self-Employment Assistance Program has been
extremely successful in helping individuals who are likely to exhaust
their regular unemployment insurance benefits to develop and
establish small businesses in New York. Qualified individuals
participate in a rigorous program that consists of specific
benchmarks they must comply with in order to stay in the program.
A participant must complete a minimum of twenty hours of
entrepreneurial training, meet a minimum of two times with a
certified business counselor, create a business plan and send
periodic reports to their Department of Labor coordinator. The
success of this program is evident. Over 4,000 jobs have been created
and $16 million in state tax revenue has been generated at no cost to
the state. In an ongoing effort to create and nourish job growth
throughout the state, it is critical that the Self-Employment
Assistance Program be extended to afford certain individuals
collecting unemployment insurance benefits the opportunity to take
advantage of this program.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
Chapter 106 of the Laws of 2009
(A.6050/S.3707); Chapter 200 of the Laws of 2007 (A.7209/S.4080);
Chapter 101 of the Laws of 2006 (A.3190/S.2785);
Chapter 413 of the Laws of 2003 (A.3429A/S.2620-A); Chapter 626 of the
Laws of 1998 (A.11079/S.7096-A); Chapter 596 of the Laws of 1994
(A.10868-A/S.7904-A).

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  4953

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ALESI  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

AN ACT to amend chapter 413 of the laws of 2003 amending the  labor  law
  relating  to the self-employment assistance program and other matters,
  in relation to extending the effectiveness of certain provisions ther-
  eof

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

  Section  1. Section 10 of chapter 413 of the laws of 2003 amending the
labor law relating to the self-employment assistance program  and  other
matters,  as  amended  by chapter 106 of the laws of 2009, is amended to
read as follows:
  S 10.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
sections eight and nine of this act shall expire December 7, [2011] 2013
when upon such date the provisions of  such  sections  shall  be  deemed
repealed.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10656-01-1

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