senate Bill S7309

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires the education department to produce an annual report regarding state workforce projections and education credential production; and providing for the repeal of such provisions

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Requires the education department, in consultation with the department of labor, the department of economic development, and any other entity the education department deems appropriate, to produce an annual report regarding state workforce projections and education credential production.

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BILL NUMBER:S7309

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to requiring the education
department, in consultation with the department of labor, the
department of economic development, and any other entity the education
department deems appropriate, to produce an annual report regarding
state workforce projections and education credential production; and
providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

This bill requires the education department to produce an annual
report regarding the projections of the state workforce (how many jobs
lost/gained parsed by industry) compared to which degrees residents of
New York State are attaining, and where, if any, notable gaps are in,
what employers are in search of, and what potential employees are
credentialed in.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section 1 depicts what the annual report produced by state agencies,
the education department, the department of labor, and the department
of regulatory agency should outline including the state's anticipated
workforce needs, the state's anticipated number of degrees,
identifying workforce needs, and identifying institutions. Section 2
states where the report need be circulated.

JUSTIFICATION:

To compel the education department in conjunction with the department
of labor to generate an annual report to determine the anticipated
workforce needs against the degrees being acquired.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed
repealed three years after such date.

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

                                  7309

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT in relation to requiring the education department,  in  consulta-
  tion with the department of labor, the department of economic develop-
  ment, and any other entity the education department deems appropriate,
  to  produce an annual report regarding state workforce projections and
  education credential production; and providing for the repeal of  such
  provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. To the extent practicable within  available  resources  and
subject  to the availability of data currently collected by and accessi-
ble to state agencies, the education department,  in  consultation  with
the  department of labor, the department of regulatory agencies, and any
other entity the education department deems appropriate,  shall  produce
an  annual report regarding state workforce need projections and creden-
tial production. The report shall:
  a. indicate the state's anticipated workforce needs for the three-year
period following the report and the number of degrees, certificates, and
other credentials that public and private institutions of higher  educa-
tion, private occupational schools, local community colleges, area voca-
tional  schools expect to issue over the three-year period following the
report;
  b. to the extent provided by sources external to the education depart-
ment, indicate the state's anticipated number of  degrees,  certificates
and  other credentials that high school vocational programs, apprentice-
ship programs and other public or private  workforce  training  programs
expect to issue over the three-year period following the report;
  c. identify any workforce needs, including areas of specialization and
levels  of  experience within a particular vocation, that may not be met
by the education, training, and apprenticeship programs; and
  d. identify institutions, public or private, that can meet  the  work-
force  needs through expansion of existing programs or by developing new
programs. The education department, by January 15 of each  year,  begin-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11631-01-3

S. 7309                             2

ning in 2015, shall provide a copy of the report to the higher education
committees  of the assembly and the senate, or any successor committees,
to the commerce, economic development and small  business  committee  of
the senate, or any successor committee, to the economic development, job
creation,  commerce  and  industry  committee  of  the  assembly, or any
successor committee, and to the governor.
  S 2. The education department shall send the report  to  every  public
post-secondary  institution  governing  board in the state and to public
school districts and charter schools in the state. The report shall also
be available to private schools within the state upon request and  shall
be made available on the website maintained by the education department.
  S  3.  This  act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be
deemed repealed three years after such date.

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