senate Bill S6429A

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes workforce training for women

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Aug 01, 2012 signed chap.284
Jul 20, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 20, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.635
substituted for s6429a
Jun 20, 2012 substituted by a9020b
Jun 11, 2012 amended on third reading (t) 6429a
May 07, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2012 1st report cal.635
Feb 08, 2012 referred to labor

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S6429 - Bill Details

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A9020B
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §10-c, Lab L

S6429 - Bill Texts

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Establishes the workforce training for women policy; requires the department of labor to provide guidance and assistance to state and local workforce training boards, program administrators and staff, and participating employers to improve services and training for women to qualify for higher paying jobs and careers; provides that such guidance and assistance shall promote program services for women job seekers that provide: (a) current information about compensation for jobs and careers that offer high earning potential including jobs that traditionally employ predominantly men; (b) services such as counseling and skills development and training that encourage women to seek employment in such jobs; and (c) referrals to employers offering such jobs.

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BILL NUMBER:S6429 REVISED 04/13/12

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend
the labor law, in relation to workforce training for women

PURPOSE:
To improve services and training for women to qualify for higher
paying jobs and careers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The labor law is amended by adding a new section, 10-c.

§10-c:
-Adds a workforce training policy for women within the department of
labor.

-Through the policy, the department shall promote program services for
women seeking jobs that provide:

- (a) current information about compensation for careers that offer
higher earning potential, including jobs that traditionally employ
predominantly men;
- (b) counseling, skills development and training that encourage women
to seek jobs with higher earning potential; and
- (c) referrals to employers offering such jobs.

- Through the policy, the department shall assist workforce training
boards, program administrators, program staff and participating
employers to improve service and training for women to qualify for
higher paying careers.

JUSTIFICATION:
Working women earn 80% of what men earn and jobs traditionally held by
women pay significantly less than jobs predominantly employing men.
This inequity is particularly problematic because more than a quarter
of women-headed households in New York live below the poverty level.
Furthermore, women are increasingly responsible for the economic
security of their families. These families benefit greatly when women
are employed in higher earning jobs.

This bill furthers the goal of the legislature that workforce training
programs in New York will assist women job seekers with information
and services that encourage them to seek higher paying careers. Many
higher paying jobs are traditionally dominated by men but could
provide opportunities for women. Workforce training programs help
narrow the gender wage gap by improving training for, and increasing
referral to, jobs that have higher earning potential.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is new legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.


EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                  6429

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  workforce  training  for
  women

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

  Section 1.  Legislative intent. The legislature finds that  women  are
increasingly  responsible  for  the  economic security of their families
although more than a quarter of women-headed households in New York live
below the poverty level. Working women earn 80% of  what  men  earn  and
jobs  traditionally  held  by  women  pay  significantly  less than jobs
predominantly employing men. Workforce training programs have the poten-
tial to narrow the wage gap through training for, and referral to,  jobs
that  have  higher earning potential. Many higher paying jobs are tradi-
tionally dominated by men but could provide opportunities for women.  It
is  the  goal of the legislature that workforce training programs in New
York assist women job seekers with information and  services  that  will
help  increase  their earnings by encouraging them to seek higher paying
jobs and careers.
  S 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 10-c to read  as
follows:
  S  10-C.  WORKFORCE  TRAINING  FOR  WOMEN POLICY. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL
PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND  LOCAL  WORKFORCE  TRAINING
BOARDS, PROGRAM ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF, AND PARTICIPATING EMPLOYERS TO
IMPROVE  SERVICES  AND  TRAINING  FOR WOMEN TO QUALIFY FOR HIGHER PAYING
JOBS AND CAREERS. SUCH GUIDANCE AND  ASSISTANCE  SHALL  PROMOTE  PROGRAM
SERVICES FOR WOMEN JOB SEEKERS THAT PROVIDE:
  (A)  CURRENT  INFORMATION ABOUT COMPENSATION FOR JOBS AND CAREERS THAT
OFFER HIGH EARNING POTENTIAL INCLUDING JOBS  THAT  TRADITIONALLY  EMPLOY
PREDOMINANTLY MEN;
  (B)  SERVICES  SUCH  AS COUNSELING AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
THAT ENCOURAGE WOMEN TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT IN SUCH JOBS; AND
  (C) REFERRALS TO EMPLOYERS OFFERING SUCH JOBS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13679-01-1

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S6429A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9020B
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §10-c, Lab L

S6429A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Establishes the workforce training for women policy; requires the department of labor to provide guidance and assistance to state and local workforce training boards, program administrators and staff, and participating employers to improve services and training for women to qualify for higher paying jobs and careers; provides that such guidance and assistance shall promote program services for women job seekers that provide: (a) current information about compensation for jobs and careers that offer high earning potential including jobs that traditionally employ predominantly men; (b) services such as counseling and skills development and training that encourage women to seek employment in such jobs; and (c) referrals to employers offering such jobs.

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BILL NUMBER:S6429A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend
the labor law, in relation to workforce guidance and information
for women

PURPOSE:
To improve services and training for women to qualify for higher
paying jobs and careers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The labor law is amended by adding a new section, 10-c.

§10-c:
-Adds a workforce training policy for women within the department of
labor.

-Through the policy, the department shall promote program services for
women seeking jobs that provide:

- (a) current information about compensation for careers that offer
higher earning potential, including jobs that traditionally employ
predominantly men;
- (b) counseling, skills development and training that encourage women
to seek jobs with higher earning potential; and
- (c) referrals to employers offering such jobs.

- Through the policy, the department shall assist workforce training
boards, program administrators, program staff and participating
employers to improve service and training for women to qualify for
higher paying careers.

JUSTIFICATION:
Working women earn 80% of what men earn and jobs traditionally held by
women pay significantly less than jobs predominantly employing men.
This inequity is particularly problematic because more than a quarter
of women-headed households in New York live below the poverty level.
Furthermore, women are increasingly responsible for the economic
security of their families. These families benefit greatly when women
are employed in higher earning jobs.

This bill furthers the goal of the legislature that workforce training
programs in New York will assist women job seekers with information
and services that encourage them to seek higher paying careers. Many
higher paying jobs are traditionally dominated by men but could
provide opportunities for women. Workforce training programs help
narrow the gender wage gap by improving training for, and increasing
referral to, jobs that have higher earning potential.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is new legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to the state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediate.

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

                                 6429--A
    Cal. No. 635

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ROBACH, AVELLA, GRIFFO, GRISANTI, LARKIN, MARTINS,
  MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed  to  the  Committee on Labor -- reported favorably from said
  committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered  to  a  third
  reading,  amended  and  ordered  reprinted, retaining its place in the
  order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation  to  workforce  guidance  and
  information for women

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

  Section 1.  Legislative intent. The legislature finds that  women  are
increasingly  responsible  for  the  economic security of their families
although more than a quarter of women-headed households in New York live
below the poverty level. Working women earn 80% of  what  men  earn  and
jobs  traditionally  held  by  women  pay  significantly  less than jobs
predominantly employing men. Workforce training programs have the poten-
tial to narrow the wage gap through training for, and referral to,  jobs
that  have  higher earning potential. Many higher paying jobs are tradi-
tionally dominated by men but could provide opportunities for women.  It
is  the  goal of the legislature that workforce training programs in New
York assist women job seekers with information and  services  that  will
help  increase  their earnings by encouraging them to seek higher paying
jobs and careers.
  S 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 10-c to read  as
follows:
  S  10-C.  WORKFORCE  GUIDANCE  AND  INFORMATION  FOR WOMEN POLICY. THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO LOCAL WORKFORCE  INVESTMENT  BOARDS
AND  STAFF,  TO  ENABLE THEM TO BETTER EDUCATE AND INFORM BOTH WOMEN AND
MEN ABOUT HIGHER PAYING JOBS AND CAREERS  INCLUDING  JOBS  TRADITIONALLY
DOMINATED  BY MEN.  SUCH GUIDANCE SHALL PROMOTE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR JOB
SEEKERS THAT PROVIDE:
  (A) CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT COMPENSATION FOR JOBS AND  CAREERS  THAT
OFFER HIGH EARNING POTENTIAL INCLUDING JOBS THAT ARE TRADITIONALLY DOMI-
NATED BY MEN;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13679-05-2

S. 6429--A                          2

  (B)  COUNSELING,  SKILLS  DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING THAT ENCOURAGE BOTH
WOMEN AND MEN TO SEEK EMPLOYMENT IN SUCH JOBS;
  (C) REFERRALS TO EMPLOYERS OFFERING SUCH JOBS; AND
  (D)  CURRENT  LOCAL LABOR MARKET INFORMATION REGARDING THE GENDER WAGE
GAP AND SPECIFIC SELF-SUFFICIENCY RATES FOR FAMILIES LIVING AND  WORKING
IN THAT LOCAL LABOR MARKET.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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