assembly Bill A3343

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York state YouthBuild act"

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Jan 22, 2021 referred to labor


A3343 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §42-a, Lab L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8073
2019-2020: A9587, S839

A3343 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "New York state YouthBuild act"; sets program requirements; authorizes grants to eligible YouthBuild participants and establishes application requirements.

A3343 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             January 22, 2021
 Introduced  by  M. of A. STECK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON,
   CRUZ, MORINELLO, REYES, SANTABARBARA -- read once and referred to  the
   Committee on Labor
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the labor law, in relation to enacting the "New York
   state YouthBuild act"; setting program requirements;  authorizing  the
   commissioner  of  labor to make grants to eligible YouthBuild programs
   and to establish application requirements; and to expand the number of
   YouthBuild programs across New York state
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "New York state YouthBuild act".
   § 2. Legislative intent. The legislature seeks to support economically
 disadvantaged youth, especially youth who have not finished high school,
 to obtain education and  work  experience  through  occupational  skills
 training,  personal  counseling,  leadership  development, job placement
 assistance, and long-term  follow-up  services  necessary  for  them  to
 achieve  permanent  economic  self-sufficiency,  while  at the same time
 providing valuable community service  that  addresses  urgent  community
 needs including the demand for affordable housing and the need for young
 role models and mentors for younger teenagers and children.
   The  legislature  further intends to foster the development of leader-
 ship skills and a commitment to community development among youth and to
 ensure maximum educational achievement of program  participants  through
 high  school  diploma  or  the  equivalent  attainment and transition to
 institutions of higher education, where appropriate.
   The legislature further intends to provide communities the opportunity
 to establish or rebuild neighborhood stability in economically depressed
 and low-income areas, as well as historic areas requiring restoration or
 preservation, while providing economically disadvantaged youth and youth

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