assembly Bill A2984

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Establishes the retrain and employ unemployed persons program

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Jan 28, 2019 referred to higher education

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A2984 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6303-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10533
2017-2018: A969

A2984 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the retrain and employ unemployed persons program providing grants to community colleges to develop training programs or improve existing workforce development programs for the purposes of training unemployed individuals for jobs in the regions surrounding such community colleges.

A2984 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2984

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SIMON, MOSLEY, SEAWRIGHT, GOTTFRIED, JAFFEE,
  COOK, CAHILL, LAWRENCE, BLAKE, WALKER -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  establishing  the
  retrain and employ unemployed persons program

  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 6303-b
to read as follows:
  § 6303-B. RETRAIN AND EMPLOY UNEMPLOYED PERSONS PROGRAM.   1.    DEFI-
NITIONS.  AS  USED  IN  THIS  SECTION THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS.
  (A) "GRANT PROGRAM" SHALL  MEAN  THE  RETRAIN  AND  EMPLOY  UNEMPLOYED
PERSONS PROGRAM OR THE RE-UP NEW YORK PROGRAM.
  (B) "TRAINING PROGRAM OR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN THE
COMMUNITY  COLLEGE  PROGRAMS  CREATED  OR IMPROVED PURSUANT TO THE GRANT
PROGRAM.
  (C) "BOCES" SHALL MEAN BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL  SERVICES  AS
DEFINED IN ARTICLE FORTY OF THIS CHAPTER.
  2.  BY NO LATER THAN JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND TWENTY THE STATE UNIVER-
SITY BOARDS OF TRUSTEES AND THE CITY UNIVERSITY BOARDS OF TRUSTEES SHALL
ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM FOR COMMUNITY  COLLEGES  TO  DEVELOP  TRAINING
PROGRAMS  OR  IMPROVE  EXISTING  WORKFORCE  DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR THE
PURPOSES OF TRAINING UNEMPLOYED INDIVIDUALS  FOR  JOBS  IN  THE  REGIONS
SURROUNDING SUCH COMMUNITY COLLEGES.
  3.  GRANTS  SHALL BE AWARDED PURSUANT TO APPROPRIATION IN AN AMOUNT UP
TO FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES THAT  CAN  DEMON-
STRATE  THAT  SUCH  TRAINING  PROGRAMS OR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
WILL PROVIDE THE REQUISITE TRAINING REQUIRED FOR JOB PLACEMENT IN  BUSI-
NESSES  AND  INDUSTRIES  WITHIN THE REGION THAT LACK THE NECESSARY WORK-
FORCE OR THAT ARE SEEKING EMPLOYEES WITH NEW SKILLS IN AN AREA WHERE JOB

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