senate Bill S127

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Expands retraining opportunities to unemployed citizens of the state

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Jan 09, 2013 referred to labor

S127 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง599, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S722
2009-2010: S2775

S127 - Summary

Expands retraining opportunities to unemployed citizens of the state.

S127 - Sponsor Memo

S127 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   127

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. PERALTA -- 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 expanding eligibility  for
  unemployed  workers  who  would  benefit  from retraining and increase
  funding for the provision of extended unemployment insurance benefits

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

  Section  1. Section 599 of the labor law, as amended by chapter 593 of
the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
  S 599. Career and related training; preservation  of  eligibility.  1.
Notwithstanding  any  other  provision of this article, a claimant shall
not become ineligible for benefits because  of  the  claimant's  regular
attendance in a program of training which the commissioner has approved.
The  commissioner  shall give due consideration to existing and prospec-
tive conditions of the labor market in the state,  taking  into  account
present  and  anticipated  supply and demand regarding the occupation or
skill to which the training relates, and to any other relevant factor. A
DETERMINATION OF POTENTIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS UNDER  THIS  ARTICLE
SHALL  BE  ISSUED  TO AN UNEMPLOYED INDIVIDUAL IF THE COMMISSIONER FINDS
THAT THE TRAINING IS AUTHORIZED BY THE FEDERAL WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT,
THE DEPARTMENT, THE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION, CORRECTIONS AND  COMMUNITY
SUPERVISION,  OR  HEALTH,  OR THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, OR THE EMPIRE
STATE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK EDUCA-
TIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTER. However, in no event shall  the  commissioner
approve  [such]  training for a claimant NOT AUTHORIZED BY SUCH LEGISLA-
TIVE ACT OR STATE OR QUASI-STATE ENTITY LISTED ABOVE unless:
  (a) (1) the training will upgrade the  claimant's  existing  skill  or
train the claimant for an occupation likely to lead to more regular long
term  employment;    ENABLE  CLAIMANT TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT THAT ACHIEVES
WAGE PRESERVATION OR MAKES PROGRESS TOWARD A FAMILY-SUSTAINING WAGE; or

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

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