senate Bill S7899

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "New York state YouthBuild act"

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 2022 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 16, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2022 1st report cal.1223
May 04, 2022 reported and committed to finance
Jan 18, 2022 referred to labor


S7899 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly 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: S839, A9587
2023-2024: S2370, A4260

S7899 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7899 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7899 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             January 18, 2022
 Introduced  by  Sen.  BAILEY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed 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
 who  have  not  finished  high  school  an  opportunity for a meaningful
 participation in society.
   The legislature further intends to allow  communities  to  expand  the
 supply  of affordable housing for homeless and other low-income individ-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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