senate Bill S2269

Amended

Creates community college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP) to award grants to community colleges to upgrade their educational, occupational and training services

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 15 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 21 / Jan / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO COMMERCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS
  • 21 / Jan / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 2269A

Summary

Creates community college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP) to award grants of up to $100,000 to community colleges to upgrade their educational, occupational, and training services including their facilities, labs, and high technology equipment.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S2269
S2269A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Commerce, Economic Development And Small Business
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง3154-a, Pub Auth L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S6355
2009-2010: S2294A

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BILL NUMBER:S2269

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in
relation to creating the community college high-technology investment
program (C-CHIP)

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The program would provide
students/workers in community colleges with state-of-the-art
facilities and equipment where skills can be learned in a setting that
best matches the workplaces for which the students/workers are being
prepared.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 provides legislative intent.

Section 2 adds a new section 3154 to the public authorities law to
create a community college high-technology investment program. The
Foundation for Science, Technology, and Innovation would award
competitive grants of up to one hundred thousand dollars to community
colleges for reconstructing, rehabilitating or improving existing
laboratory facilities and for. acquisition or upgrades of equipment
necessary to provide targeted technology education, occupation or
training services to students seeking associate's degrees or workers
seeking occupation-specific training in order to obtain ox retain
employment. The Executive Director would be required to report
annually on the outcomes of the program, including the names of
community colleges receiving awards; the amounts of each award and
matching funds; a description of equipment purchases and facility
upgrades; the number of students or workers participating in training
enabled by the program; and employment or other outcomes such as job
retention enabled by the award.

Section 3 establishes an effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Significant employment opportunities exist.in growing
fields where complex technologies require advanced skills and access
to modern, efficient facilities and equipment. Having access to these
modern facilities and equipment will provide students and workers with
the knowledge and skill required for new or continued employment in
the ever-expanding high-technology sector or in others sectors of the
economy, including manufacturing and services that utilize advanced,
high technology-related processes. In addition, a well-trained and
skilled workforce will attract businesses seeking to enhance
production, modernize or expand as well as start up or relocate to New
York State.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Previously introduced.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: This bill would allow grant awards if provided
for in annual State appropriations.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                  2269

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Commerce, Economic  Devel-
  opment and Small Business

AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to creating the
  community college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP)

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby finds that
significant employment  opportunities  exist  in  growing  fields  where
complex  technologies  require  advanced skills. Access to modern, effi-
cient facilities and equipment will provide students with the ability to
learn about, develop and apply new technologies. Having access to  these
modern facilities and equipment will provide students with the knowledge
and  skill required for employment in the ever-expanding high-technology
sector or in other sectors of the economy, including  manufacturing  and
service,  that  utilize advanced, high-technology-related processes. The
legislature finds that it is proper  and  essential  for  the  state  to
support  efforts  that  will  provide  students  with updated and modern
facilities and equipment where skills can be learned in a  setting  that
best  matches  the workplaces for which the students are being prepared.
The legislature also finds and declares that a well-trained and  skilled
workforce will attract businesses seeking to enhance production, modern-
ize or expand as well as start up or relocate to New York state.
  The  legislature  hereby  authorizes  the  creation  of  the community
college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP).
  S 2. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
3154-a to read as follows:
  S  3154-A. COMMUNITY COLLEGE HIGH-TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT PROGRAM.  1. A
COMMUNITY COLLEGE HIGH-TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT PROGRAM (HEREAFTER REFERRED
TO AS C-CHIP) IS HEREBY CREATED.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06711-01-3

S. 2269                             2

  2. THE FOUNDATION SHALL, FROM APPROPRIATIONS MADE AVAILABLE  FOR  THIS
PURPOSE  OR  FROM  APPROPRIATIONS  FOR  THE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
AUTHORIZED UNDER SECTION TWO HUNDRED NINE-P OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW,  AWARD
GRANTS  OF  UP TO ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOR
RECONSTRUCTING,  REHABILITATING OR IMPROVING EXISTING LABORATORY FACILI-
TIES AND FOR ACQUISITION OR UPGRADES OF EQUIPMENT NECESSARY  TO  PROVIDE
TARGETED  EDUCATIONAL,  OCCUPATIONAL  OR  TRAINING  SERVICES TO STUDENTS
SEEKING ASSOCIATE DEGREES OR WORKERS SEEKING OCCUPATION-SPECIFIC  TRAIN-
ING  IN  ORDER  TO OBTAIN OR RETAIN EMPLOYMENT AND FOR COSTS INCURRED BY
THE INSTITUTION FOR SALARIES AND BENEFITS OF FACULTY DIRECTLY ENGAGED IN
RELEVANT EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.   SUCH  GRANTS
SHALL BE AWARDED ON A COMPETITIVE BASIS TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES RESPONDING
TO REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS ISSUED BY THE OFFICE.
  3.  APPLICATIONS  FOR  GRANTS  AUTHORIZED  UNDER  THIS  SECTION  SHALL
DESCRIBE THE GRANT PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT  BE
LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:
  (A)  DEMONSTRATION  OF  NEED  IN THE REGION FOR SKILLED WORKERS IN THE
HIGH-TECHNOLOGY FIELDS;
  (B) EVIDENCE OF ANY COLLABORATION WITH  A  NEW  YORK  STATE  FOUR-YEAR
INSTITUTION  OR  NEW  YORK  STATE  BUSINESS  INCLUDING,  (I)  A DETAILED
DESCRIPTION OF THE SKILL NEEDS OF THE INSTITUTION OR  BUSINESS;  (II)  A
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT AND OTHER TRAINING RESOURCES REQUIRED;
  (C)  A DETAILED BUDGET INCLUDING COSTS TO RECONSTRUCT, REHABILITATE OR
IMPROVE EXISTING LABORATORY FACILITIES, INCLUDING EQUIPMENT;
  (D) A DESCRIPTION OF MATCHING FUNDS THAT MAY INCLUDE CASH  OR  IN-KIND
SERVICES FROM FEDERAL OR PRIVATE SOURCES; AND
  (E)  SALARIES  AND  BENEFITS  OF  FACULTY DIRECTLY ENGAGED IN RELEVANT
EMPLOYMENT,  EDUCATIONAL  AND  TRAINING  ACTIVITIES  PURSUANT  TO   THIS
SECTION.
  4. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHALL SUBMIT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE SPEAKER OF
THE  ASSEMBLY, AND THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE A REPORT ON THE
PROGRAM BY THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER, TWO THOUSAND  THIRTEEN  AND  ANNUALLY
THEREAFTER.  SUCH  REPORT SHALL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING FOR EACH RECIPIENT
UNDER THE PROGRAM:
  (A) THE NAMES OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES RECEIVING AWARDS;
  (B) THE AMOUNTS OF EACH AWARD AND MATCHING FUNDS;
  (C) A DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT PURCHASES AND FACILITY UPGRADES;
  (D) THE NUMBER  OF  STUDENTS  OR  WORKERS  PARTICIPATING  IN  TRAINING
ENABLED BY THE PROGRAM;
  (E)  EMPLOYMENT  OR OTHER OUTCOMES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, JOB
RETENTION, ENABLED BY THE AWARD; AND
  (F) ANY OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE  EXECUTIVE  DIREC-
TOR.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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