|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 27, 2012||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to energy and telecommunications|
|Apr 12, 2011||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to energy and telecommunications|
senate Bill S361
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S361 - Details
S361 - Summary
Authorizes the New York state office of science, technology and academic research to establish a high-tech employment and training program; the office is to provide assistance to those entities deemed eligible for training and re-training of employed and unemployed workers who lack technology skills.
S361 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S361 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a high-tech employment and training program within the New York state foundation for science, technology and innovation PURPOSE: The bill establishes the high-tech employment and training program within NYSTAR to provide funding for projects to support industry and firm-specific training for firms in high-tech industries that are characterized by businesses which are developing or offering a technology-based product or service and which are actively conducting research and development design to develop or improve such product or service. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill requires that the Director of the Science and Technology Foundation develop an annual plan to implement training in cooperation with other entities such as regional and local economic development agencies, centers for advanced technology, and institutions of higher education. Grants may be used to develop occupation-specific training and retraining for employed and unemployed workers; to fund projects that
S361 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 361 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Telecommuni- cations AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to establishing a high- tech employment and training program within the New York state founda- tion for science, technology and innovation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Legislative findings and declaration. The legislature here- by finds and declares that an appropriately skilled workforce is neces- sary to ensure the creation and growth of high technology businesses in New York. The introduction of new technologies in business and industry is an ongoing, dynamic process which necessitates a system of training and education that is responsive to constantly changing skill require- ments. Further, the legislature finds that technology has also changed the manner in which training and education can be provided within a firm. While the use of sophisticated computer based training is not new, the cost of development of such applications results in limited access. Using technology to create a more effective and cost efficient delivery system for training and education services for firms in the state is critical to foster the young, developing high-tech sector in the state of New York. S 2. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 209-u to read as follows: S 209-U. HIGH-TECH EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING PROGRAM. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: (A) "OFFICE" SHALL MEAN THE NEW YORK STATE FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01919-01-1
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