Bill Text: NY S03098 | 2021-2022 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Establishes the New York state advisory council on coronavirus economic recovery and workforce development which will work to promote economic development and collaboration opportunities.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 4-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2022-02-15 - referred to economic development [S03098 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S03098-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         3098--D
            Cal. No. 216

                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                    January 27, 2021
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by Sens. KAPLAN, HINCHEY, MARTUCCI -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and  when  printed  to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on
          Commerce,   Economic  Development  and  Small  Business  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee -- reported favorably from said  committee,  ordered
          to  first  report, amended on first report, ordered to a second report
          and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of  second
          report  -- recommitted to the Committee on Commerce, Economic Develop-
          ment and Small Business in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --
          committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
          recommitted to said committee -- reported favorably from said  commit-
          tee,  ordered  to  first report, amended on first report, ordered to a
          second report and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the  order
          of second report

        AN  ACT to amend the economic development law, in relation to establish-
          ing the New York state advisory council on coronavirus economic recov-
          ery and workforce development; and providing for the  repeal  of  such
          provisions upon expiration thereof

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. The economic development law is amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  article 23 to read as follows:
     3                                 ARTICLE 23
     4           NEW YORK STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CORONAVIRUS ECONOMIC
     5                     RECOVERY AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
     6  Section 455. New  York  state  advisory  council on coronavirus economic
     7                 recovery and workforce development.
     8    § 455. New York state advisory council on coronavirus economic  recov-
     9  ery  and  workforce  development.  1. There is hereby created within the
    10  department the New York state advisory council on  coronavirus  economic
    11  recovery  and  workforce  development  for  advising  the  department as

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06008-07-2

        S. 3098--D                          2

     1  provided in this section.  The council shall concentrate both on corona-
     2  virus economic recovery as well as issues impacting business post recov-
     3  ery.
     4    2.  (a)  The  council  shall consist of sixteen members: three members
     5  appointed by the  temporary  president  of  the  senate,  three  members
     6  appointed  by  the  speaker of the assembly, one member appointed by the
     7  minority leader of the senate, one  member  appointed  by  the  minority
     8  leader of the assembly, and the eight remaining members appointed by the
     9  governor,  at  least  two of which shall be small business owners in the
    10  state who employ fifty or less employees.
    11    (b) The appointed council members shall represent  various  geographic
    12  areas  of  the  state  and shall be knowledgeable in at least one of the
    13  following areas:
    14    (i) business;
    15    (ii) education;
    16    (iii) workforce development; or
    17    (iv) public-private partnerships for economic recovery.
    18    3. The council shall  make  recommendations  to  the  commissioner  on
    19  certain subjects including, but not limited to:
    20    (a)  opportunities for collaboration between employers and educational
    21  institutions;
    22    (b) strategies to address any skills gaps;
    23    (c) strategies to create sustainable pathways into careers; and
    24    (d) strategies for workplace learning and skills application.
    25    4. The council shall meet as frequently as its business  may  require,
    26  but  not  less  than  twice  a year.   The presence of a majority of the
    27  members shall constitute a quorum. The  members  of  the  council  shall
    28  receive no compensation for their services as members.
    29    5.  The  commissioner, upon request of the council, shall designate an
    30  officer or employee of the office to act as secretary of the council and
    31  shall assign from time to time such other employees as the  council  may
    32  require.
    33    6.  The council shall develop and submit a report to the governor, the
    34  speaker of the assembly, the temporary  president  of  the  senate,  the
    35  chair  of  the  senate  committee on commerce, economic development, and
    36  small business, the ranking minority member of the senate  committee  on
    37  commerce,  economic  development  and  small  business, the chair of the
    38  assembly committee on economic development, job creation,  commerce  and
    39  industry  and  the  ranking minority member of the assembly committee on
    40  economic development, job creation, commerce and industry no later  than
    41  one  year  from  the effective date of this act and annually thereafter.
    42  Such report shall include recommendations required by this  section  and
    43  recommendations  to  effectively  implement any initiative identified by
    44  the council.
    45    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
    46  deemed repealed four years after it shall have become a law.
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