senate Bill S4337A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes the summer employment program

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Jan 19, 2012 print number 4337a
amend and recommit to labor
Jan 04, 2012 referred to labor
Mar 29, 2011 referred to labor

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S4337 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25-C §§862 - 862-e, Lab L

S4337 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the summer employment program for youths between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one to be administered by the labor department; provides local community-based organizations and government entities shall be eligible to receive funds under this program; provides such employment positions to be from the public and non-profit sectors.

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BILL NUMBER:S4337

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the summer
employment program

PURPOSE:
The bill establishes the summer employment program for the purpose of
engaging local providers in the development of summer employment for
youth, and provides for yearly funding for the program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 provides the legislative findings and declaration.

Section 2 establishes a new Article 25-C in the labor law, which
provides a framework for the summer employment program. The
Commissioner of the Department of Labor is directed to establish
contracts with local providers to provide summer employment for youth
ages 14 to 21. Provides that local workforce investment boards will
develop and issue request for proposals for local eligible providers
by November 1, 2012, and triennially thereafter.
Also provides for a report to be issued to the Governor and the
Legislature on or before December 1, 2012 and on or before every
subsequent December first thereafter.

Section 3 provides for an effective date of April 1, 2012.

EXISTING LAW:
Currently, the summer employment program is not in law, and is funded
on a year-to-year basis.

JUSTIFICATION:
Summer employment is an important formative activity for Youth as they
make transitions between middle and high school and into employment
or postsecondary education. The summer months provide an ideal time
frame during which youth can earn money and experience the world of
work without placing limitations on the time that can, and should, be
spent preparing for and attending classes. Employment provides an
opportunity for young people to gain interpersonal and employability
skills, including team building, conflict resolution and problem
solving. These skills are complementary to
academic activity and will serve employers well in the future when
they have a pool of job candidates who are experienced with workplace
expectations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2001: A.8372 (Scarborough) Passed Assembly; Delivered to Senate
2002: A.8372-A (Scarborough) Amended on Third Reading; Passed
Assembly and Delivered to Senate
2003-04: A.7897-A (Scarborough) Referred to Labor; Amended
and Recommit to Labor
2005-06: A.4543 (Scarborough) Referred to Labor; Reported and
Referred to Ways and Means
2007-08: S.3312 (Smith) Referred to Labor
2009-10: S.2236A (Perkins) Amended and Recommitted to Labor.


FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
April 1, 2012

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

                                  4337

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to  establishing  the  summer
  employment program

  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 finds
and declares that summer employment is an important  formative  activity
for  youth  as  they make transitions between middle and high school and
into employment or post-secondary education. The legislature also  finds
that  the  summer  months provide an ideal time frame during which youth
can earn money and experience the world of work without placing  limita-
tions  on  the  time  that  can,  and should, be spent preparing for and
attending classes.
  The legislature also finds that employment for youth can be valued not
only in terms of the work performed but also in relation to the enhanced
self-esteem of participants that comes, in part, from earned income.
  The legislature also finds that employment provides an opportunity for
young people to gain interpersonal and employability  skills,  including
team building, conflict resolution and problem solving, that are comple-
mentary  to  academic activity and that will serve employers well in the
future when they have a pool of job candidates who are experienced  with
workplace expectations.
  Therefore  the  legislature  declares that a summer employment program
would have significant benefit for both participants and employers.
  S 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 25-C to read  as
follows:
                              ARTICLE 25-C
                        SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
SECTION 862.   SHORT TITLE.
        862-A. ADMINISTRATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03592-02-1

S. 4337                             2

        862-B. PROGRAM.
        862-C. PROVIDERS.
        862-D. USE OF FUNDS.
        862-E. REPORTING AND EVALUATION.
  S  862.  SHORT  TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS
THE "SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM".
  S 862-A. ADMINISTRATION.  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  FORMULATE  AND
ESTABLISH A SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING YOUTH
FOURTEEN  TO TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE WITH PAID SUMMER EMPLOYMENT THROUGH
CONTRACTS WITH LOCAL PROVIDERS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE  IN  THE  PROGRAM
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  EIGHT  HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO-C OF THIS ARTICLE.   THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL DO THE FOLLOWING:
  A. INSTRUCT LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS TO DEVELOP AND  ISSUE  A
REQUEST  FOR  PROPOSAL  FOR  LOCAL  ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE SUMMER
EMPLOYMENT NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND  TWELVE  AND  EACH
NOVEMBER  FIRST TRIENNIALLY THEREAFTER.  PROPOSALS SHALL INCLUDE BUT ARE
NOT LIMITED TO:
  (I) A DESCRIPTION OF THE JOBS TO BE DEVELOPED OR FILLED; AND
  (II) WAGES AND BENEFITS;
  B. NOTIFY LOCAL PROVIDERS NO LATER THAN MARCH FIRST OF  EACH  YEAR  OF
PROGRAM  ALLOCATION  AND  ENSURE  THAT  PROGRAMS  CAN RECRUIT AND ASSIGN
PARTICIPANTS TO JOBS IN A TIMELY MANNER; AND
  C. PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO PROGRAM PROVIDERS AS APPROPRIATE.
  2. THE PROGRAM SHALL BE ADMINISTERED INDEPENDENTLY OF ANY OTHER FEDER-
ALLY-FUNDED YEAR-ROUND, BEFORE OR AFTER-SCHOOL, OR SUMMER  JOBS  PROGRAM
AND  PROGRAM  FUNDS SHALL NOT BE USED TO SUPPLANT FUNDS OTHERWISE AVAIL-
ABLE FROM ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL SOURCE.
  S 862-B. PROGRAM. 1. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES  SUPPORTED  THROUGH  THE
PROGRAM SHALL BE:
  A. POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTORS;
  B.  JOBS  THAT  EMPLOY  INDIVIDUALS A MINIMUM OF TWENTY-FOUR HOURS PER
WEEK; AND
  C. JOBS THAT ARE COMPLIANT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LABOR  LAWS  AND
HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS.
  2.  PARTICIPATION  SHALL  BE  LIMITED  TO YOUTH FOURTEEN TO TWENTY-ONE
YEARS OF AGE. A. PRIORITY SHALL BE GIVEN TO THOSE YOUTH WHO ARE FOURTEEN
TO FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
  B. NOT LESS THAN SEVENTY PERCENT OF PARTICIPANTS SHALL BE  FROM  FAMI-
LIES  WITH INCOME AT OR BELOW TWO HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY
LEVEL.
  S 862-C.  PROVIDERS. PROVIDERS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE  FUNDS  UNDER  THIS
PROGRAM  ARE  LIMITED TO LOCAL COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, GOVERNMENT
ENTITIES AND WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS WITH PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN ADMIN-
ISTERING AND PROVIDING  SUMMER  YOUTH  EMPLOYMENT  SERVICES.  PREFERENCE
SHALL  BE  GIVEN TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND FURTHER PREFERENCE
SHALL BE GIVEN TO THOSE COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT  AGENCIES  WITH  DEMON-
STRATED SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING YOUTH EMPLOYMENT.
  S  862-D.  USE OF FUNDS. 1. FUNDS SHALL BE USED UNDER THIS ARTICLE FOR
THE FOLLOWING:
  A. WAGES AND BENEFITS;
  B. TRANSPORTATION;
  C. CLOTHING ALLOWANCE INCLUDING FULL-COST OF UNIFORMS; AND
  D. TOOLS AND SUPPLIES.
  2. NO MORE THAN TEN PERCENT OF THE FUNDS SHALL BE USED FOR ADMINISTRA-
TIVE PURPOSES.

S. 4337                             3

  S 862-E. REPORTING AND EVALUATION. ON OR BEFORE  DECEMBER  FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  THIRTEEN AND ON OR BEFORE EVERY SUBSEQUENT DECEMBER FIRST, THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE  TEMPORARY  PRESIDENT  OF
THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY ON THE IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM.
SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  1.  A  DESCRIPTION  OF  THE SUMMER POSITIONS FILLED BY PROGRAM PARTIC-
IPANTS INCLUDING:
  A. JOB TITLES;
  B. WAGES AND BENEFITS; AND
  C. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS BY AGE.
  2. LISTS OF EMPLOYERS BY LOCATION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect April 1, 2012.

S4337A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 25-C §§862 - 862-e, Lab L

S4337A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Establishes the summer employment program for youths between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one to be administered by the labor department; provides local community-based organizations and government entities shall be eligible to receive funds under this program; provides such employment positions to be from the public and non-profit sectors.

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BILL NUMBER:S4337A

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the summer
employment program

PURPOSE:

The bill establishes the summer employment program for the purpose of
engaging local providers in the development of summer employment for
youth, and provides for yearly funding for the program.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 provides the legislative findings and declaration.

Section 2 establishes a new Article 25-C in the labor law, which
provides a framework for the summer employment program. The
Commissioner of the Department of Labor is directed to establish
contracts with local providers to provide summer employment for youth
ages 14 to 21. Provides that local workforce investment boards will
develop and issue request for proposals for local eligible providers
by November 1, 2013, and triennially thereafter.
Also provides for a report to be issued to the Governor and the
Legislature on or before December 1, 2013 and on or before every
subsequent December first thereafter.

Section 3 provides for an effective date of April 1, 2013.

EXISTING LAW:
Currently, the summer employment program is not in law, and is funded
on a year-to-year basis.

JUSTIFICATION:
Summer employment is an important formative activity for Youth as they
make transitions between middle and high school and into employment
or postsecondary education. The summer months provide an ideal time
frame during which youth can earn money and experience the world of
work without placing limitations on the time that can, and should, be
spent preparing for and attending classes. Employment provides an
opportunity for young people to gain interpersonal and employability
skills, including team building, conflict resolution and problem
solving. These skills are complementary to
academic activity and will serve employers well in the future when
they have a pool of job candidates who are experienced with workplace
expectations.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2001: A.8372 (Scarborough) passed Assembly; delivered to Senate 2002:
A.8372-A (Scarborough) amended on third reading; passed Assembly and
delivered to Senate 2003-2004: A.7897-A (Scarborough) referred to
labor;
amended and recommit to labor 2005-2006: A.4543 (Scarborough) referred
to labor; reported and referred to ways and means 2007-2008: S.3312


(Smith) referred to labor 2009-2010: S.2236A (Perkins) Amended and
recommitted to labor. S.4337 2011-2012 referred to Labor

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
April 1, 2013

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

                                 4337--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 29, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SMITH  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor  --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Labor  in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --
  committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
  recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the summer
  employment program

  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 finds
and  declares  that summer employment is an important formative activity
for youth as they make transitions between middle and  high  school  and
into  employment or post-secondary education. The legislature also finds
that the summer months provide an ideal time frame  during  which  youth
can  earn money and experience the world of work without placing limita-
tions on the time that can, and  should,  be  spent  preparing  for  and
attending classes.
  The legislature also finds that employment for youth can be valued not
only in terms of the work performed but also in relation to the enhanced
self-esteem of participants that comes, in part, from earned income.
  The legislature also finds that employment provides an opportunity for
young  people  to gain interpersonal and employability skills, including
team building, conflict resolution and problem solving, that are comple-
mentary to academic activity and that will serve employers well  in  the
future  when they have a pool of job candidates who are experienced with
workplace expectations.
  Therefore the legislature declares that a  summer  employment  program
would have significant benefit for both participants and employers.
  S  2. The labor law is amended by adding a new article 25-C to read as
follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03592-03-2

S. 4337--A                          2

                              ARTICLE 25-C
                        SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
SECTION 862.   SHORT TITLE.
        862-A. ADMINISTRATION.
        862-B. PROGRAM.
        862-C. PROVIDERS.
        862-D. USE OF FUNDS.
        862-E. REPORTING AND EVALUATION.
  S  862.  SHORT  TITLE. THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE KNOWN AND MAY BE CITED AS
THE "SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM".
  S 862-A. ADMINISTRATION.  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  FORMULATE  AND
ESTABLISH A SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING YOUTH
FOURTEEN  TO TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF AGE WITH PAID SUMMER EMPLOYMENT THROUGH
CONTRACTS WITH LOCAL PROVIDERS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE  IN  THE  PROGRAM
PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  EIGHT  HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO-C OF THIS ARTICLE.   THE
COMMISSIONER SHALL DO THE FOLLOWING:
  A. INSTRUCT LOCAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS TO DEVELOP AND  ISSUE  A
REQUEST  FOR  PROPOSAL  FOR  LOCAL  ELIGIBLE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE SUMMER
EMPLOYMENT NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN AND  EACH
NOVEMBER  FIRST TRIENNIALLY THEREAFTER.  PROPOSALS SHALL INCLUDE BUT ARE
NOT LIMITED TO:
  (I) A DESCRIPTION OF THE JOBS TO BE DEVELOPED OR FILLED; AND
  (II) WAGES AND BENEFITS;
  B. NOTIFY LOCAL PROVIDERS NO LATER THAN MARCH FIRST OF  EACH  YEAR  OF
PROGRAM  ALLOCATION  AND  ENSURE  THAT  PROGRAMS  CAN RECRUIT AND ASSIGN
PARTICIPANTS TO JOBS IN A TIMELY MANNER; AND
  C. PROVIDE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO PROGRAM PROVIDERS AS APPROPRIATE.
  2. THE PROGRAM SHALL BE ADMINISTERED INDEPENDENTLY OF ANY OTHER FEDER-
ALLY-FUNDED YEAR-ROUND, BEFORE OR AFTER-SCHOOL, OR SUMMER  JOBS  PROGRAM
AND  PROGRAM  FUNDS SHALL NOT BE USED TO SUPPLANT FUNDS OTHERWISE AVAIL-
ABLE FROM ANY FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL SOURCE.
  S 862-B. PROGRAM. 1. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES  SUPPORTED  THROUGH  THE
PROGRAM SHALL BE:
  A. POSITIONS IN THE PUBLIC OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTORS;
  B.  JOBS  THAT  EMPLOY  INDIVIDUALS A MINIMUM OF TWENTY-FOUR HOURS PER
WEEK; AND
  C. JOBS THAT ARE COMPLIANT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LABOR  LAWS  AND
HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS.
  2.  PARTICIPATION  SHALL  BE  LIMITED  TO YOUTH FOURTEEN TO TWENTY-ONE
YEARS OF AGE. A. PRIORITY SHALL BE GIVEN TO THOSE YOUTH WHO ARE FOURTEEN
TO FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE.
  B. NOT LESS THAN SEVENTY PERCENT OF PARTICIPANTS SHALL BE  FROM  FAMI-
LIES  WITH INCOME AT OR BELOW TWO HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY
LEVEL.
  S 862-C.  PROVIDERS. PROVIDERS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE  FUNDS  UNDER  THIS
PROGRAM  ARE  LIMITED TO LOCAL COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, GOVERNMENT
ENTITIES AND WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARDS WITH PRIOR EXPERIENCE IN ADMIN-
ISTERING AND PROVIDING  SUMMER  YOUTH  EMPLOYMENT  SERVICES.  PREFERENCE
SHALL  BE  GIVEN TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND FURTHER PREFERENCE
SHALL BE GIVEN TO THOSE COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT  AGENCIES  WITH  DEMON-
STRATED SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE IN PROVIDING YOUTH EMPLOYMENT.
  S  862-D.  USE OF FUNDS. 1. FUNDS SHALL BE USED UNDER THIS ARTICLE FOR
THE FOLLOWING:
  A. WAGES AND BENEFITS;
  B. TRANSPORTATION;
  C. CLOTHING ALLOWANCE INCLUDING FULL-COST OF UNIFORMS; AND

S. 4337--A                          3

  D. TOOLS AND SUPPLIES.
  2. NO MORE THAN TEN PERCENT OF THE FUNDS SHALL BE USED FOR ADMINISTRA-
TIVE PURPOSES.
  S  862-E.  REPORTING  AND EVALUATION. ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND FOURTEEN AND ON OR BEFORE EVERY SUBSEQUENT DECEMBER FIRST,  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL  REPORT  TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF
THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY ON THE IMPACT OF THE PROGRAM.
SUCH REPORT SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  1. A DESCRIPTION OF THE SUMMER POSITIONS  FILLED  BY  PROGRAM  PARTIC-
IPANTS INCLUDING:
  A. JOB TITLES;
  B. WAGES AND BENEFITS; AND
  C. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS BY AGE.
  2. LISTS OF EMPLOYERS BY LOCATION.
  S 3. This act shall take effect April 1, 2013.

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