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SECTION 12
Transmission of labor market information
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 2
§ 12. Transmission of labor market information. 1. For the purposes of
this section:

a. Department means the department of labor of the state of New York.

b. Commissioner means the industrial commissioner of the state of New
York.

c. Education department means the education department of the state of
New York.

d. Labor market information is defined to include, but not be limited
to, industry and occupational projections for those standard
metropolitan statistical areas for which the department compiles such
information and for the state of New York, "Applications and Openings"
publication, and the "New York State Annual Planning Report", providing,
however, that the commissioner shall have the power to include
additional publications, projections and other data to this definition
of labor market information.

e. Forward-facing employment data is defined to include, but not be
limited to, current and projected employment opportunities in the state
of New York, and shall include, but not be limited to, factors such as
geographical location or required training and experience for such
opportunities.

2. When it is jointly determined by the department and the education
department that labor market information or forward-facing employment
data prepared by the department is adequate in this prepared form, the
department shall transmit a copy of such information and data to: every
school district in the state of New York maintaining approved career
education programs, with a list of such school districts to be furnished
to the department by the education department; every board of
cooperative educational services maintaining approved career education
programs, with a list of such boards of cooperative educational services
to be furnished to the department by the education department; and every
community college and agricultural and technical institute in the state
of New York maintaining approved career education programs, with a list
of such colleges and institutes to be furnished to the department by the
education department. The education department shall regularly update
such lists to keep them current and transmit changes to the department
expeditiously.

3. The commissioner shall transmit to those school districts, boards
of cooperative educational services and community colleges and
agricultural and technical institutes located within a particular labor
market area, labor market information or forward-facing employment data
compiled for that area.

4. (a) The transmission of labor market information shall occur as
frequently as such labor market information is compiled or published by
the department, and in as expeditious a manner as possible following
such compilation or publication.

(b) The transmission of forward-facing employment data shall occur
bi-monthly, and in as expeditious a manner as possible following such
compilation or publication.

5. If a publication noted by title in this section shall be
discontinued by the department, the department shall transmit, pursuant
to the provisions of this section, the publication published by the
department which, in its opinion, provides the information most similar
to that information which had previously been provided by the
discontinued publication.

6. If a publication noted by title in this section shall have such
title changed, the department shall continue to transmit such
publications with its new title.

7. When the department and the education department jointly determine
that labor market information or forward-facing employment data prepared
by the department, to be transmitted pursuant to this section, requires
an explanatory analysis to be utilized to its fullest potential, the
education department shall provide an analysis of the information or
data, written in clear, concise and easily understandable language. Such
analysis shall consider, but not be limited to a consideration of, the
following: instructions for the proper use of such information or data
by individuals involved in the planning and development of career
education, the proper use of such information or data by individuals
involved in vocational and educational guidance, and the proper use of
such information or data by current and prospective career education
pupils in the selection of career education programs likely to offer the
greatest potential for employment upon graduation.

8. To effectuate the purposes of this section, the commissioner and
the commissioner of education, or their authorized designees, shall meet
on a regular basis which shall not be less than once a month, excepting
July and August when such meeting shall be discretionary.

9. It shall be the responsibility of such school districts, boards of
cooperative educational services, and community colleges and
agricultural and technical institutes in receipt of such publications
and sources of labor market information or forward-facing employment
data enumerated in this section to provide copies of such labor market
information or forward-facing employment data to those individuals
responsible for vocational and educational guidance at such school
districts, boards of cooperative educational services, community
colleges and agricultural and technical institutes.