senate Bill S7646

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Establishes the "help individuals reach employment program" (HIRE)

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 01, 2016 advanced to third reading
May 25, 2016 2nd report cal.
May 24, 2016 1st report cal.1153
May 12, 2016 referred to higher education

S7646 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §355-d, amd §6206, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S2603

S7646 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the "help individuals reach employment program"(HIRE).

S7646 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7646 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7646

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing the "help
  individuals reach employment program" (HIRE)

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

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 355-d
to read as follows:
  S 355-D. HELP INDIVIDUALS REACH EMPLOYMENT. 1. THE  "HELP  INDIVIDUALS
REACH  EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM" (HIRE) IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE ADDI-
TIONAL SKILLS FOR COLLEGE GRADUATES TO INCREASE THEIR EMPLOYMENT MARKET-
ABILITY AND ATTAIN SUCCESSFUL JOB PLACEMENT.
  2. TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE  HIRE  PROGRAM,  AN  APPLICANT
SHALL  HAVE: (A) RECEIVED AN UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE FROM THE STATE UNIVER-
SITY OF NEW YORK AND HAVE ACHIEVED A GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 3.0 OR HIGH-
ER; (B) COMPLETED THEIR DEGREE IN NO MORE THAN FIVE YEARS, OR SIX  YEARS
IF  THE  DEGREE TYPICALLY REQUIRES FIVE YEARS; (C) COMPLETED AN APPROVED
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITY, AS DEFINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES; (D)
GRADUATED AND SOUGHT EMPLOYMENT FOR AT LEAST SIX  MONTHS  PRIOR  TO  THE
DATE  OF  APPLICATION;  (E)  BEEN  UNSUCCESSFUL  IN  OBTAINING FULL-TIME
EMPLOYMENT; (F) PROVIDED DOCUMENTATION THAT SUCH  APPLICANT  HAS  SOUGHT
EMPLOYMENT  FOR  SUCH  A  JOB IN NEW YORK STATE; AND (G) APPLIED FOR THE
DEGREE ENHANCEMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE DATE
OF GRADUATION.
  3. THE TRUSTEES OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK SHALL ESTABLISH OR
IDENTIFY EXISTING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE SKILLS  FOR  COLLEGE
GRADUATES TO ENHANCE THEIR EMPLOYMENT MARKETABILITY THAT ARE TAILORED TO
JOB  MARKET  NEEDS  WHICH SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL ELIGIBLE APPLI-
CANTS FREE OF CHARGE TO SUCH APPLICANT. THE  TRUSTEES  SHALL  PROMULGATE
RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO
ENSURE SUCH PROGRAMS ARE ALIGNED WITH JOB MARKET AND INDUSTRY NEEDS.  IF
THE  STATE  UNIVERSITY  OF NEW YORK DOES NOT CURRENTLY OFFER CERTIFICATE
PROGRAMS THAT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS  OF  THIS  SECTION,  OR  IF  CURRENT
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS ARE AT CAPACITY OR CAN NOT BE EXPANDED TO ADMIT ALL

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

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