senate Bill S1821

Creates the mobile high-technology training facilities program

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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS

Summary

Creates the mobile high-technology training facilities program.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1821
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Corporations, Authorities And Commissions
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3154-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3005
2009-2010: S8016

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BILL NUMBER:S1821

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the public authorities law, in relation to creating the mobile
high-technology training facilities program

PURPOSE:
Creates the mobile high-technology training facilities program,
allowing the Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation
(d.b.a. NYSTAR) to provide matching grants for the design,
development and outfit of mobile training facilities.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends the public authorities law by adding a new section
3154-a creating the mobile high-technology training facilities
program within the foundation for science, technology and innovation
to award competitive grants to qualified applicants for the
development of mobile high-technology training facilities.

Section 2: Effective date.

EXISTING LAW:
This is a new bill.

JUSTIFICATION:
Training opportunities are an essential component of economic
development. While hands-on training is widely recognized as the most
valuable form of learning experience, equipping laboratories to train
workers, especially in the high-technology manufacturing fields, is
beyond the means of many educational institutions.

Just as rural hospitals share medical equipment carried from one
facility to another in specially equipped trailers, training
facilities could be designed to fit in similar trailers and be
brought to training sites. Mobile training facilities will make
training in high-value occupations a reality for students in rural
areas, incumbent workers, and those enrolled in educational
institutions lacking the resources to equip cutting-edge training
facilities.

This program will provide competitively awarded grants to educational
or qualified not-for-profit institutions for the design, development
and outfit of mobile laboratory and/or training facilities that
complement certificate, degree or other recognized credentialing
programs leading to employment in high-value and high-demand
occupations. Mobile programs
have a proven record of success. For example, the Time Wise Management
Systems' Mobile Outreach Skills Training (MOST) initiative, launched
in conjunction with the US Department of Labor and utilized in
Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi and throughout New England, saves
companies the expense of training or retraining employees they would
have otherwise provided.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
Estimated costs of $1 million per mobile high-technology training
facilities unit, 20% of which would be required as a match provided
by the applicant. In New York state the average salary for a
high-technology manufacturing employee is $65,000 compared to $39,000
for a "nuts and bolts" manufacturing job. Each unit could train up to
500 employees per Year for an overall increase in wages of $13
million. Therefore, an $800,000 state investment could yield up to
$13 million annually in additional wages, resulting in increased
revenues from the personal income tax and other economic activity.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  1821

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. ESPAILLAT, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Corporations,
  Authorities and Commissions

AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to creating  the
  mobile high-technology training facilities program

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

  Section 1. The public authorities law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
section 3154-a to read as follows:
  S 3154-A.  MOBILE HIGH-TECHNOLOGY TRAINING FACILITIES PROGRAM.  1. THE
FOUNDATION  IS  HEREBY  AUTHORIZED  TO  CREATE  A MOBILE HIGH-TECHNOLOGY
TRAINING FACILITIES PROGRAM. THE PURPOSE OF  THE  PROGRAM  IS  TO  AWARD
MATCHING  GRANTS  ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS TO QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR THE
DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND/OR OUTFIT  OF  MOBILE  HIGH-TECHNOLOGY  TRAINING
FACILITIES  THAT  COMPLEMENT  CERTIFICATE,  DEGREE  OR  OTHER RECOGNIZED
CREDENTIALING PROGRAMS.
  2. "QUALIFIED  APPLICANT"  MEANS  ANY  EDUCATIONAL  OR  NOT-FOR-PROFIT
INSTITUTION   PROVIDING   CERTIFICATE,  DEGREE  OR  OTHER  CREDENTIALING
PROGRAMS IN HIGH-TECHNOLOGY FIELDS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  NANO-
TECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY, ADVANCED MANUFACTURING PROCESSES AND INFORMA-
TION  TECHNOLOGY OR ANY OTHER FIELD DEFINED AS AN EMERGING TECHNOLOGY BY
PARAGRAPH (B) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWO-E  OF
THIS ARTICLE.
  3. APPLICANTS SHALL SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO THE FOUNDATION COMPRISING
A PLAN INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
  (A)  DEMONSTRATION  THAT  FUNDS AND/OR OTHER IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS ARE
ENCUMBERED IN AN AMOUNT NOT LESS THAN TWENTY PERCENT OF REQUESTED  GRANT
AMOUNT;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04984-01-3

S. 1821                             2

  (B)  THE  DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A FACILITY INCLUDING THE USE OF
SIMULATION-BASED EDUCATION AND TRAINING RESOURCES INCLUDING THE TYPES OF
MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT AND STAFFING LEVEL REQUIRED;
  (C) DEMONSTRATION OF A FLEXIBLE PROGRAM WHICH WOULD ALLOW FOR DIVERSI-
FIED JOB TRAINING SKILLS WITHIN A PARTICULAR INDUSTRY;
  (D) EVIDENCE THAT A NEED FOR EMPLOYEES RELATED TO THE INDUSTRY ASSOCI-
ATED WITH THE APPLICANT EXISTS;
  (E) DEVELOPMENT OF A CURRICULUM TO DELIVER SUCH MOBILE TRAINING FACIL-
ITY  TO  EACH  REGIONALLY  DEFINED LOCATION IN THE STATE LACKING SIMILAR
TRAINING  OPPORTUNITIES  INCLUDING  THE  PERIOD  OF  TIME  REQUIRED   TO
ADEQUATELY  TRAIN AN INDIVIDUAL AND THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
UTILIZING SUCH FACILITY IN  A GIVEN YEAR;
  (F)  DEMONSTRATION  OF  A  COLLABORATIVE  AND/OR  COOPERATIVE  WORKING
RELATIONSHIP  WITH  PRIVATE  EMPLOYERS  TO  ENSURE  THAT FACILITIES MEET
INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC JOB TRAINING REQUIREMENTS; AND
  (G) DEMONSTRATION OF AN ABILITY TO MAINTAIN SUCH MOBILE FACILITY ON AN
ON-GOING BASIS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SELF-SUSTAINABILITY REGARD-
ING STAFFING, OPERATING, MAINTENANCE AND ADAPTABILITY.
  4. THE FOUNDATION SHALL ESTABLISH ANY ADDITIONAL CRITERIA TO  BE  USED
IN THE EVALUATION OF APPLICATIONS.
  5. THE FOUNDATION SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGIS-
LATURE  REGARDING THE OUTCOMES OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO GRANT RECIPIENTS, PURPOSE  OF  MOBILE  TRAINING  FACILITY,  LOCATIONS
VISITED, NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS UTILIZING FACILITY AND ACTUAL EMPLOYMENT
OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF SUCH FACILITY.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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