Bill S4004A-2013

Relates to qualified installers trained under the apprenticeship training program

Relates to qualified installers trained under the apprenticeship training program; prohibits NYSERDA from requiring additional certifications for specified work where an individual is trained under article 23 of the labor law.

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  • Apr 8, 2014: ordered to third reading cal.536
  • Apr 8, 2014: substituted for a6228a
  • Mar 4, 2014: referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
  • Mar 4, 2014: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Mar 4, 2014: PASSED SENATE
  • Feb 4, 2014: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Feb 3, 2014: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jan 28, 2014: 1ST REPORT CAL.69
  • Jan 8, 2014: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS
  • Jan 8, 2014: returned to senate
  • Jan 8, 2014: died in assembly
  • Jun 24, 2013: referred to corporations, authorities and commissions
  • Jun 21, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 21, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Apr 29, 2013: AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4004A
  • Apr 22, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Apr 17, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Apr 16, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.347
  • Mar 4, 2013: REFERRED TO ENERGY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Energy and Telecommunications - Jan 28, 2014
Ayes (10): Maziarz, Carlucci, Griffo, O'Mara, Ritchie, Robach, Parker, Kennedy, Dilan, Peralta

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BILL NUMBER:S4004A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public authorities law, in relation to qualified installers under the state apprenticeship training program

PURPOSE: To permit qualified individuals that have completed an apprenticeship program under article 23 of the labor law to participate in certain NYSERDA program solicitations without having to obtain additional courses or certifications.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill adds a new section 1884 to the public authorities law relating to participation in NYSERDA program solicitations by individuals that have completed an apprenticeship program under article 23 of the labor law.

Section 2 of the bill is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Individuals who complete apprenticeship programs that are certified by the Department of Labor, have received the best and most comprehensive training available, and yet the New York state energy research and development authority (NYSERDA) does not designate these well-trained individuals as "qualified installers" for the purposes of its Program Opportunity Notices (PON) and other solicitations. Plumbers, steamfitters, electricians and other tradesmen who have been through the rigorous training of an apprenticeship program are clearly qualified to work on the projects envisioned under the various NYSERDA programs, and yet the Authority continues to require these individuals to take additional training courses. This red tape is unnecessary and prevents people who are otherwise highly qualified from working on NYSERDA projects. This bill seeks to remove these artificial barriers.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall be applied retroactively to any solicitation of the New York state energy research and development authority where such work has not already commenced.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4004--A Cal. No. 347 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 4, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Energy and Tele- communications -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to qualified installers under the state apprenticeship training program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public authorities law is amended by adding a new section 1884 to read as follows: S 1884. QUALIFIED INSTALLERS. 1. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LAW, RULE, REGU- LATION OR POLICY TO THE CONTRARY, WITH RESPECT TO ANY SOLICITATION OFFERED BY THE AUTHORITY, ANY INDIVIDUAL ACCREDITED THROUGH AN APPREN- TICESHIP PROGRAM PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE OF THE LABOR LAW SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A QUALIFIED INSTALLER FOR ANY SUCH SOLICITATION THAT FALLS SUBSTANTIALLY WITHIN THE TRADE OR AREA FOR WHICH SUCH INDIVIDUAL HAS COMPLETED AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE OF THE LABOR LAW. 2. THE AUTHORITY IS PROHIBITED FROM REQUIRING ADDITIONAL COURSES OR CERTIFICATIONS FOR SUCH QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PROVIDED THAT THE WORK THAT IS BEING DONE FALLS SUBSTANTIALLY WITHIN THE TRADE OR AREA FOR WHICH SUCH INDIVIDUAL HAS COMPLETED AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM PURSUANT TO ARTICLE TWENTY-THREE OF THE LABOR LAW. 3. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE PHRASE "SUBSTANTIALLY WITHIN THE TRADE OR AREA" SHALL MEAN WITHIN THE SCOPE OF WORK AS DEFINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FOR THAT TRADE OR AREA PURSUANT TO ARTICLE EIGHT OF THE LABOR LAW. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall be applied retroactively to any solicitation of the New York state energy research and development authority where work has not already commenced.

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