assembly Bill A4255

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Learning for Work" act; appropriation

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Jul 14, 2020 held for consideration in education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education
Feb 01, 2019 referred to education

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A4255 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 23-C §§832 - 832-d, Lab L; add §208-b, Ed L; amd §§210-B & 606, Tax L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8695
2017-2018: A4333, A9084

A4255 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Learning for Work act"; establishes the youth apprenticeship program and the enhanced regents professional diploma; appropriates moneys therefor.

A4255 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4255

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  RA,  DiPIETRO, LAWRENCE, GARBARINO, ASHBY --
  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, BLANKENBUSH, BRABENEC, CROUCH,
  FINCH,  GIGLIO,  HAWLEY,  KOLB,  MALLIOTAKIS,  McDONOUGH,   B. MILLER,
  M. L. MILLER, MONTESANO, MORINELLO, ORTIZ, PALMESANO, RAIA, RODRIGUEZ,
  THIELE, WALSH -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the labor law, in relation to establishing the youth
  apprenticeship program; and making an appropriation therefor (Part A);
  to amend the education law, in relation to establishing  the  enhanced
  regents  professional  diploma  (Part B); and to amend the tax law, in
  relation to establishing a youth apprenticeship tax credit (Part C)

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

  Section  1.  This act shall be known and may be cited as the "learning
for work act".
  § 2. Legislative findings and intent. According to  a  recent  college
and  career  readiness  study  released  by the New York state education
department, only  thirty-five  percent  of  high  school  graduates  are
college  or career ready. This lack of preparedness has driven many high
school graduates into low-paying jobs, or college degree  programs  that
they  are  not  interested  in, fail to lead to careers and result in an
unreasonably high amount of student debt. For many  current  and  future
high  school  students,  the  traditional pathway of a basic high school
education and then on to a four-year college  may  not  be  the  correct
route  to  take.  These students would benefit from a program that would
prepare them for employment immediately  upon  graduating  high  school.
Therefore,  the legislature finds it necessary to establish this "learn-
ing for work" program in our high  schools  that  will  create  a  youth
apprenticeship  program, an enhanced regents professional diploma with a
designation in a specified  occupational  area  and  a  tax  credit  for
employers  who take part in the youth apprenticeship program. This would
further the goals of limiting the accumulation of unsustainable  student

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