senate Bill S4004A
(R) 0 Senate District
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Relates to qualified installers trained under the apprenticeship training program; prohibits NYSERDA from requiring additional certifications for specified work where an individual is trained under article 23 of the labor law.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation
to qualified installers under the state apprenticeship training program
PURPOSE: To permit qualified individuals that have completed an appren-
ticeship program under article 23 of the labor law to participate in
certain NYSERDA program solicitations without having to obtain addi-
tional courses or certifications.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 1884 to
the public authorities law relating to participation in NYSERDA program
solicitations by individuals that have completed an apprenticeship
program under article 23 of the labor law.
Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: Individuals who complete apprenticeship programs that are
certified by the Department of Labor, have received the best and most
comprehensive training available, and yet the New York state energy
research and development authority (NYSERDA) does not designate these
well-trained individuals as "qualified installers" for the purposes of
its Program Opportunity Notices (PON) and other solicitations. Plumbers,
steamfitters, electricians and other tradesmen who have been through the
rigorous training of an apprenticeship program are clearly qualified to
work on the projects envisioned under the various NYSERDA programs, and
yet the Authority continues to require these individuals to take addi-
tional training courses. This red tape is unnecessary and prevents
people who are otherwise highly qualified from working on NYSERDA
projects. This bill seeks to remove these artificial barriers.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall be
applied retroactively to any solicitation of the New York state energy
research and development authority where such work has not already
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