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SECTION 852
New York state workforce investment board
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 24-A
§ 852. New York state workforce investment board. 1. Creation and
constitution. (a) The governor shall establish a board, within the
department, to be known as the New York state workforce investment
board. The board shall be composed of forty-nine members, including the
following permanent members: the governor; two members of the senate,
appointed by the temporary president of the senate; two members of the
assembly, appointed by the speaker of the assembly; the commissioners of
labor, education, of children and family services, temporary and
disability assistance and economic development; the chair of the urban
development corporation and the chancellor of the state university of
New York.

(b) The remaining thirty-seven members of the board shall be appointed
by the governor as follows:

(i) twenty-five representatives of business who:

(A) are owners of businesses, chief executives or operating officers
of businesses, and other business executives or employers with optimum
policymaking or hiring authority, including members of local workforce
investment boards;

(B) represent businesses with employment opportunities that reflect
the employment opportunities of the state;

(C) are appointed from among individuals nominated by state business
organizations and business trade associations; and

(D) include one representative from each of the state's five largest
industry sectors as determined by the department;

(ii) two chief elected officials (representing both cities and
counties, where appropriate);

(iii) four representatives of labor organizations, who have been
nominated by the New York State American Federation of Labor and
Congress of Industrial Organizations;

(iv) two representatives of individuals and organizations that have
experience with respect to youth activities, nominated by state youth
organizations;

(v) two representatives of individuals and organizations that have
experience and expertise in the delivery of workforce investment
activities, including chief executive officers of community colleges and
community-based organizations nominated by associations representing
community colleges and community-based organizations within the state;

(vi) one member who is a veteran nominated from a list provided by the
New York State American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial
Organizations; and

(vii) one member with experience in mature worker issues nominated
from a list provided by the New York State American Federation of Labor
- Congress of Industrial Organizations.

(c) Members of the board that represent organizations, agencies, or
other entities shall be members with optimum policymaking authority
within such organizations, agencies or entities. The members of the
board shall represent diverse regions of the state, including urban,
rural and suburban areas.

(d) Members, excluding those specifically designated permanent
members, shall be appointed for the following terms: ten members shall
be appointed for one year; ten members shall be appointed for two years;
and nineteen members shall be appointed for three years. Thereafter, the
terms of new members or members reappointed shall be three years.

(e) The board membership of any appointee described in paragraph (b)
of this subdivision shall cease upon a change in such member's
qualifying status. In such event, the governor shall appoint a new
member representing the same interest as that originally represented by
such member.

(f) Any member appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve the balance of
the term that was vacated.

(g) Members of the board shall receive no compensation, but shall be
entitled to reimbursement for any necessary expenses incurred in
connection with the performance of their duties.

(h) The board shall meet no less than quarterly each calendar year.

2. Chairperson. The governor shall select a chairperson for the board
from among the representatives described in subparagraph (i) of
paragraph (b) of subdivision one of this section.

3. Duties and responsibilities of the board. The board shall assist
the governor in fulfilling the requirements of the federal Workforce
Investment Act of 1998 (P.L.105-220) including:

(a) development of the state plan;

(b) development and continuous improvement of a statewide system of
activities that are funded under subtitle B of title I of the federal
Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220) or carried out through a
one-stop delivery system that receives funds under such subtitle,
including:

(i) development of linkages in order to assure coordination and
nonduplication among the programs and activities that comprise the
one-stop delivery system; and

(ii) review of local plans;

(c) commenting at least once annually on the measures taken pursuant
to paragraph fourteen of subdivision (b) of section one hundred thirteen
of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act
(20 U.S.C.2323 (b) (14));

(d) designation of local workforce investment areas. With regard to
designations that are not automatic or temporary, the governor may
approve a request from any unit of general local government (including a
combination of such units) for designation as a local area if the board
determines, taking into account the factors described in clauses (i)
through (v) of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of
section one hundred sixteen of the federal Workforce Investment Act of
1998 (P.L. 105-220), and recommends to the governor that such area
should be so designated;

(e) development of allocation formulas for the distribution of funds
for adult employment and training activities and youth activities to
local areas;

(f) development and continuous improvement of comprehensive state
performance measures, including state adjusted levels of performance to
assess the effectiveness of the workforce investment activities in the
state;

(g) development of the statewide employment statistics system
described in subdivision (e) of section fifteen of the Wagner/Peyser
Act; and

(h) development of an application for incentive grants awarded by the
secretary of labor to states that exceed the state adjusted levels of
performance.

4. Subcommittees. The board may establish subcommittees to examine
areas of particular interest or to assist it in monitoring the long term
needs of employers and job seekers and setting appropriate goals to
address such needs. Such areas or needs may include, but are not limited
to, incumbent workers, transitional workers, emerging workers, and
apprenticeship.

5. Staffing. Staff support for the state board shall be provided by
the department in consultation with appropriate workforce investment
partners.

6. Conflict of interest. A member of the board may not (a) vote on a
matter under consideration by the state board (i) regarding the
provision of services by such member or by an entity that such member
represents; or (ii) that would provide direct financial benefit to such
member or the immediate family of such member; or (b) engage in any
other activity determined by the governor to constitute a conflict of
interest as specified in the state plan.

7. Removal. Any non-permanent member of the board may be removed by
the governor for cause.

8. Transition. Whenever the job training partnership council, the job
training partnership committee, or the job training coordinating council
is referred to or designated in any general, special or local law, or in
any rule, regulation, contract or other document, such reference shall
be deemed to refer to the New York state workforce investment board.

9. Sunshine provisions. The state board shall make available to the
public, on a regular basis through open meetings, information regarding
the activities of the board, including information regarding the state
plan prior to submission of the plan, information regarding membership,
and, on request, minutes of formal meetings of the state board.