S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
June 17, 2013
Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
AN ACT establishing the workforce guidance and information for women
policy study; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The commissioner of the department of labor shall study and
issue a comprehensive report on the workforce guidance and information
for women policy enacted pursuant to chapter 284 of the laws of 2012.
1. For the purposes of this section, the term "state agency" shall
refer to any agency, department, bureau, commission, board, task force,
committee, public benefit corporation, or public authority, where a
member is appointed by the governor.
2. Such study and report carried out pursuant to this section shall
address the following issues related to said policy:
(a) what information has been provided with respect to compensation
for jobs and careers which offer higher earning potential including jobs
that are traditionally dominated by men;
(b) how the counseling, skills development and training have been
enhanced with respect to encouraging both women and men to seek employ-
ment in such jobs;
(c) have referrals to employers offering such jobs been made and, if
available, provide statistics on the number of women who have been
referred as a result of this policy;
(d) how information regarding the gender wage gap and specific self-
sufficiency rates for families living and working in an applicable local
labor market have enhanced the opportunities for women to obtain higher
paying jobs and careers; and
(e) any other information the department deems pertinent to include in
said report related to this policy.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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3. Such report shall be made to the governor, the temporary president
of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the senate committees on
labor and infrastructure and capital investment and the assembly commit-
tee on labor no later than July 1, 2014.
4. The commissioner of the department of labor may request any avail-
able information from any state or county agency that is relevant and
material to the completion of this study and report.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed August 1, 2014.