senate Bill S3107A

Enacts the skills for direct support professional jobs for the developmentally disabled act

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 30 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 10 / May / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 10 / May / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 3107A
  • 22 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Summary

Enacts the skills for direct support professional jobs for the developmentally disabled act.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1662A
Versions:
S3107
S3107A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง13.41, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S7473, A10675

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BILL NUMBER:S3107A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to
enacting the "skills for direct support professional jobs for the
developmentally disabled act"

PURPOSE:

The bill requires the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities
in consultation with the Department of Labor, the Department of
Education and any other office deemed appropriate to produce a report
regarding state workforce need projections and credential production
for direct support professional jobs for the developmentally disabled.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 2 amends mental hygiene law by adding a new section 13.41 to
report on workforce needs and credential production. The report would
include the state's current and anticipated workforce needs over the
next five years as well as the number of degrees, certificates and
other credentials that higher education institutions expect to issue.
The report would also identify any workforce needs and any
institutions that may meet projected needs.

Section 3 makes the bill effective immediately.

JUSTIFICATION:

It has been reported by Clarence Sundram in the report commissioned by
Governor Andrew Cuomo that although there are currently hundreds of
thousands of persons in direct support jobs across all human services
systems there clearly does not exist programs of common validated
skill standards and/or competencies for direct support professional
support workers. This act will project the workforce needs of the
state in the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities and
exhibit workforce needs that are not being met by state degrees and
certificate production and identify institutions, public or private
that can address those workforce needs through new programs or
expansion of existing ones. Institutions of higher education,
including community colleges, the state university and the city
university are encouraged to use the report in master planning for
course offerings.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2012: S.7473/A.10675 -Reported to Finance

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Needs to be determined

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3107--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental hygiene law, in relation to enacting the
  "skills for direct support professional jobs for  the  developmentally
  disabled act"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "skills for
direct support professional jobs for the developmentally disabled act".
  S 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new  section  13.41
to read as follows:
S 13.41 REPORT ON WORKFORCE NEEDS AND CREDENTIAL PRODUCTION.
  1. TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE WITHIN AVAILABLE RESOURCES AND SUBJECT TO
THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  DATA CURRENTLY COLLECTED BY AND ACCESSIBLE TO THE
OFFICE, THE OFFICE, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT  OF  LABOR,  THE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND ANY OTHER ENTITY THE OFFICE DEEMS APPROPRI-
ATE,  SHALL  PRODUCE A REPORT REGARDING STATE WORKFORCE NEED PROJECTIONS
AND CREDENTIAL PRODUCTION. THE REPORT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE  LIMITED
TO:
  (A)  THE STATE'S CURRENT AND ANTICIPATED WORKFORCE NEEDS OVER THE NEXT
FIVE YEARS, THE NUMBER OF DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND  OTHER  CREDENTIALS
THAT  PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, PRIVATE OCCU-
PATIONAL SCHOOLS, LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND AREA VOCATIONAL  SCHOOLS
EXPECT  TO  ISSUE  IN  SIMILAR  FIELDS  FOR  THE PURPOSE OF PERFORMING A
COMPARISON ANALYSIS;
  (B) TO THE EXTENT PROVIDED BY  SOURCES  EXTERNAL  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT,
INDICATE  THE  STATE'S  ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND
OTHER CREDENTIALS THAT HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL  PROGRAMS,  APPRENTICESHIP

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03624-04-3

S. 3107--A                          2

PROGRAMS, AND OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAMS EXPECT
TO ISSUE IN SIMILAR FIELDS;
  (C)  IDENTIFY  ANY  WORKFORCE NEEDS, INCLUDING AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
WITHIN A PARTICULAR VOCATION, THAT MAY NOT  BE  MET  BY  THE  EDUCATION,
TRAINING, AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS; AND
  (D)  IDENTIFY INSTITUTIONS, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, THAT MAY MEET PROJECTED
WORKFORCE NEEDS.
  2. THE OFFICE, BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN, SHALL PROVIDE A
COPY OF THE REPORT TO THE MENTAL HEALTH AND  DEVELOPMENTAL  DISABILITIES
COMMITTEE  OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEE, AND TO
THE GOVERNOR.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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