S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
I N S E N A T E
May 14, 2014
Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
AN ACT to establish a temporary commission on career technical education
to examine and assess the feasibility and advisability of establishing
a professional trade diploma for completion of a secondary education;
and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration there-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. A temporary commission on career technical education is
hereby established to examine, evaluate and make recommendations
concerning the feasibility and advisability of establishing a profes-
sional trade diploma to be awarded upon completion of secondary educa-
tion. Such commission shall review, with particular care, the practical-
ity of establishing such a diploma for students who successfully
complete a sequence of career technical education in a particular trade
or career so as to qualify such student for employment in such trade or
career. In addition, the commission shall provide for the awarding of a
professional trade diploma without a student's completion of certain
requirements for a regents or local diploma.
S 2. The commission shall be composed of 13 members to be appointed as
(a) 5 members appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be desig-
nated by the governor as the chair of the commission;
(b) 2 members appointed by the temporary president of the senate;
(c) 2 members appointed by the speaker of the assembly;
(d) 1 member appointed by the minority leader of the senate;
(e) 1 member appointed by the minority leader of the assembly;
(f) 1 member appointed by the chair of the senate education committee;
(g) 1 member appointed by the chair of the assembly education commit-
Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the
manner provided for original appointments.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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S 3. The commission may meet within and without the state, shall hold
public hearings and shall have all the powers of a legislative committee
pursuant to the legislative law.
S 4. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for
their services, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary expenses
incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to this act.
S 5. To the maximum extent feasible, the commission shall be entitled
to request and receive, and shall utilize such facilities, resources and
data of any department, division, bureau, board, commission, district or
agency of the state or any political subdivision thereof as it may
reasonably request to properly carry out its powers and duties pursuant
to this act.
S 6. Within 300 days of the effective date of this act, the commission
shall submit a report to the governor and the legislature of its find-
ings, conclusions and recommendations, and shall submit therewith such
legislative proposals as it deems necessary to implement its recommenda-
S 7. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed 1 year after it shall have become a law.