Bill Text: NY A07104 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to establishing a young farmer apprentice program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-08 - referred to education [A07104 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07104-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      April 8, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of A. BUTTENSCHON, WOERNER, LUPARDO -- read once and
          referred to the Committee on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing  a  young
          farmer apprentice program
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Paragraph gg of subdivision 4 of section 1950 of the educa-
     2  tion law, as amended by chapter 301 of the laws of 1996, is  amended  to
     3  read as follows:
     4    gg. (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a board of cooper-
     5  ative educational services may provide training for employment to adults
     6  on  a space available basis, with consideration given to occupations and
     7  industries in demand, and establish reduced adult tuition rates for such
     8  training. For the purposes of this section, training for employment  for
     9  adults shall be offered through state approved sequences or parts there-
    10  of  of secondary career education instruction. Adults may participate in
    11  such instruction and be awarded certificates of completion, but they may
    12  not earn credit based on  their  participation  towards  a  high  school
    13  diploma.  Pursuant  to  section forty-six hundred two of this chapter, a
    14  board of cooperative educational services  may  establish  such  reduced
    15  rates for participation of adults provided that participation is limited
    16  to  assigned instructional staff and currently used facilities in sched-
    17  uled secondary career education programs, and provided further that such
    18  rates may not be less than fifty percent of the tuition rates charged to
    19  school districts for the participation of secondary students in the same
    20  programs, unless waived by the commissioner based on application of  the
    21  board  of cooperative educational services. This participation of adults
    22  at reduced tuition rates shall be in accordance with terms  agreed  upon
    23  by  the  board  of  cooperative  educational  services and the component
    24  school districts receiving such services but in no case shall such rates
    25  result  in  extraordinary  costs  assigned  to  such  component   school
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 7104                             2
     1  districts. Boards of cooperative educational services which provide such
     2  training  to  adults  shall submit to the commissioner annually a report
     3  which shall include but not be limited to the number of  adults  served,
     4  referral  source,  training  sequences  or  parts thereof taken by adult
     5  participants, the tuition rates charged to them, and the gross  revenues
     6  realized  therefrom.  For  the  purpose of this paragraph, "adult" shall
     7  mean any person under the age of twenty-one  who  has  received  a  high
     8  school  diploma  or any person twenty-one years of age or older, whether
     9  or not they have received a high school diploma.
    10    (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, to supervise,  encour-
    11  age  and promote a young farmer apprentice program within New York state
    12  and to  establish  suggested  standards  for  apprenticeship  agreements
    13  between prospective young farmers and New York state agricultural enter-
    14  prises.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.