senate Bill S4100A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Enables public libraries to access employment preparation education (EPE) funds to provide adult literacy education

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 20, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 15, 2012 advanced to third reading
Mar 14, 2012 2nd report cal.
Mar 13, 2012 1st report cal.334
Feb 29, 2012 print number 4100a
amend and recommit to finance
Jan 24, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 20, 2011 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1370
Jun 17, 2011 committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 07, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 17, 2011 referred to education

Votes

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Mar 13, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S4100A
33
0
committee
33
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 24, 2012 - Education committee Vote

S4100
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 17, 2011 - Rules committee Vote

S4100
24
0
committee
24
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 7, 2011 - Education committee Vote

S4100
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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S4100 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6385B
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3602, Ed L

S4100 - Bill Texts

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Enables public libraries to access employment preparation education (EPE) funds to provide adult literacy education; sets aside three million dollars to be awarded through a competitive grant process; provides that half of such appropriation shall be set aside for libraries serving a population of one million or more.

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BILL NUMBER:S4100

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to enabling public libraries to
access employment preparation education (EPE) funds to provide adult
literacy instruction

PURPOSE:
The bill would allow public libraries to
apply for and
receive Employment preparation Education (EPE) funds for pre-GED and
other adult literacy services authorized under the program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 11 of Section 3602 of the Education
Law is amended by adding a new paragraph a-2 that would set aside $3
million or the unspent remainder of the previous school year's
appropriation, whichever is more, to be provided in competitive
grants to public libraries, with at least half the amount set aside
for libraries serving a population of one million or more.

JUSTIFICATION:
The employment Preparation Education (EPE) program
(funded at $96 million) is currently only available to schools and
BOCES to provide educational services to persons twenty-one years of
age or older who have dropped out of high school and did not receive
their degree or GED. These educational services include employment
skills, English as a Second Language courses, pre-GED classes, etc.

Libraries provide many of the same educational services like pre-GED
courses, ESL classes, computer and internet skills, job readiness
workshops and financial literacy classes, and yet they are not
eligible to even apply for these EPE funds (which currently exceed
the amount of Library Aid by almost $20 million).

In addition, taking these courses at the public library, where people
of all ages are involved in a variety of educational programs, is
less of a stigma to adults then returning to the school they dropped
out from, and many libraries can provide other support services for
young adults that can facilitate their employment opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
The act shall take effect on September 1st in the year
after it has become law.

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

                                  4100

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  FARLEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the  education  law,  in  relation  to  enabling  public
  libraries  to  access  employment preparation education (EPE) funds to
  provide adult literacy instruction

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  Subdivision  11  of  section 3602 of the education law is
amended by adding a new paragraph a-2 to read as follows:
  A-2. NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH A  OF  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION,  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  SET  ASIDE  AN  AMOUNT OF THREE MILLION
DOLLARS OR THE UNSPENT REMAINDER OF THE PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEAR'S APPROPRI-
ATION FOR THIS PROGRAM, WHICHEVER IS  MORE,  TO  BE  AWARDED  THROUGH  A
COMPETITIVE  GRANT  PROCESS  TO  PUBLIC  LIBRARIES TO PROVIDE ANY OF THE
SERVICES AUTHORIZED IN THIS SUBDIVISION. HOWEVER, NO LESS THAN HALF  THE
ANNUAL  APPROPRIATION  SHALL BE SET ASIDE FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES SERVING A
POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR  MORE.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  HAVE  THE
AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS
OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect  on  the first of September next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10180-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S4100A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6385B
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3602, Ed L

S4100A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Enables public libraries to access employment preparation education (EPE) funds to provide adult literacy education; sets aside three million dollars to be awarded through a competitive grant process; provides that half of such appropriation shall be set aside for libraries serving a population of one million or more.

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BILL NUMBER:S4100A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the education law, in relation to enabling public
libraries to access employment preparation education (EPE) funds to
provide adult literacy instruction

PURPOSE:
The bill would allow public libraries to apply for and receive Employ-
ment Preparation Education (EPE) funds for pre-GED and other adult
literacy services authorized under the program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Subdivision 11 of Section 3602 of the Education Law is amended by adding
a new paragraph a-2 that would set aside $3 million to be provided in
competitive grants to public libraries, with at least half the amount
set aside for libraries serving a population of one million or more.

JUSTIFICATION:
The employment Preparation Education (EPE) program (funded at $96
million) is currently only available to schools and BOCES to provide
educational services to persons twenty-one years of age or older who
have dropped out of high school and did not receive their degree or GED.
These educational services include employment skills, English as a
Second Language courses, pre-GED classes, etc.

Libraries provide many of the same educational services like pre-GED
courses, ESL classes, computer and internet skills, job readiness work-
shops and financial literacy classes, and yet they are not eligible to
even apply for these EPE funds (which currently exceed the amount of
Library Aid by almost $20 million).

In addition, taking these courses at the public library, where people of
all ages are involved in a variety of educational programs, is less of a
stigma to adults then returning to the school they dropped out from, and
many libraries can provide other support services for young adults that
can facilitate their employment opportunities.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-Passed Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
The act shall take effect on September 1st in the year after it has
become law.

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

                                 4100--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  FARLEY,  ADDABBO, AVELLA, BONACIC, OPPENHEIMER --
  read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to
  the  Committee  on Education -- recommitted to the Committee on Educa-
  tion in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8  --  reported  favorably
  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on Finance --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law,  in relation to enabling public
  libraries to access employment preparation education  (EPE)  funds  to
  provide adult literacy instruction

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 11 of section 3602  of  the  education  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph a-2 to read as follows:
  A-2.  NOTWITHSTANDING  THE  PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVI-
SION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  SET  ASIDE  AN  AMOUNT  OF  THREE  MILLION
DOLLARS  TO  BE  AWARDED  THROUGH  A COMPETITIVE GRANT PROCESS TO PUBLIC
LIBRARIES TO PROVIDE ANY OF THE SERVICES AUTHORIZED IN THIS SUBDIVISION.
HOWEVER, NO LESS THAN HALF THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION SHALL BE  SET  ASIDE
FOR  PUBLIC  LIBRARIES  SERVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH RULES AND REGULATIONS
TO IMPLEMENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS PARAGRAPH.
  S 2. This act shall  take  effect  on  the  first  of  September  next
succeeding the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10180-02-2

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