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: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-06-10 - COMMITTED TO RULES [S03098 Detail]

Download: New_York-2021-S03098-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK

            Cal. No. 430

                               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

        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
     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
    12  provided in this section.  The council shall concentrate both on corona-
    13  virus economic recovery as well as issues impacting business post recov-
    14  ery.
    15    2. (a) The council shall consist of fourteen  members:  three  members
    16  appointed  by  the  temporary  president  of  the  senate, three members
    17  appointed by the speaker of the assembly, one member  appointed  by  the

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

        S. 3098--B                          2

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