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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S127
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S127 - Details
S127 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S127 TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE OF BILL: To ensure meaningful opportunities for retraining in a new economy by expanding access to extended unemployment benefits for jobless workers while they are in approved training programs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends Labor Law section 599(1) to expand training opportunities for unemployed workers in the 599 extended benefits program. The Commissioner of Labor may approve training provided by the Workforce Investment Act; the State Departments of Labor, Education, Correctional Services, Health or Mental Health; the Empire State Development Corporation; or the SUNY Educational Opportunity Center. The Commissioner may consider whether the training enables the worker to obtain employment that pays a family sustaining wage. The training may include remedial education needed for the worker's career advancement or completion. Also amends Labor Law section 599 (2) to allow
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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