senate Bill S4004A

Relates to qualified installers trained under the apprenticeship training program

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  • 04 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.347
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 29 / Apr / 2013
    • AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4004A
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 24 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • 28 / Jan / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.69
  • 03 / Feb / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Feb / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Mar / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CORPORATIONS, AUTHORITIES AND COMMISSIONS
  • 08 / Apr / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A6228A
  • 08 / Apr / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.536

Summary

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.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6228A
Versions:
S4004
S4004A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Public Authorities Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง1884, Pub Auth L

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BILL NUMBER:S4004A

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
commenced.

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

                                 4004--A
    Cal. No. 347

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MAZIARZ, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and  Tele-
  communications  --  reported favorably from said committee, ordered to
  first and second report, ordered  to  a  third  reading,  amended  and
  ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to  amend  the public authorities law, in relation to qualified
  installers under the state apprenticeship training 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 1884 to read as follows:
  S 1884. QUALIFIED INSTALLERS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE,  REGU-
LATION  OR  POLICY  TO  THE  CONTRARY,  WITH RESPECT TO ANY SOLICITATION
OFFERED BY THE AUTHORITY, ANY INDIVIDUAL ACCREDITED THROUGH  AN  APPREN-
TICESHIP PROGRAM PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE OF THE LABOR LAW SHALL
BE  DEEMED  TO  BE  A QUALIFIED INSTALLER FOR ANY SUCH SOLICITATION THAT
FALLS SUBSTANTIALLY WITHIN THE TRADE OR AREA FOR WHICH  SUCH  INDIVIDUAL
HAS COMPLETED AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE
OF THE LABOR LAW.
  2.  THE  AUTHORITY  IS PROHIBITED FROM REQUIRING ADDITIONAL COURSES OR
CERTIFICATIONS FOR SUCH QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PROVIDED  THAT  THE  WORK
THAT  IS  BEING  DONE  FALLS  SUBSTANTIALLY WITHIN THE TRADE OR AREA FOR
WHICH SUCH INDIVIDUAL HAS COMPLETED AN APPRENTICESHIP  PROGRAM  PURSUANT
TO ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE OF THE LABOR LAW.
  3.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE PHRASE "SUBSTANTIALLY WITHIN
THE TRADE OR AREA" SHALL MEAN WITHIN THE SCOPE OF WORK AS DEFINED BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FOR THAT TRADE OR AREA PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHT  OF
THE LABOR LAW.
  S  2.  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 work has not already commenced.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09594-03-3

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