Requires the commissioner of labor to study and issue a report on the workforce guidance and information for women policy.
TITLE OF BILL: An act establishing the workforce guidance and information for women policy study; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof
PURPOSE OF BILL:
This legislation requires the department of labor to study and submit a report in relation to the workforce guidance and information for women policy enacted pursuant to chapter 284 of the laws of 2012.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 defines the term "state agency" for purposes of the bill; requires a study and report on issues related to the workforce guidance and information for women policy; permits the commissioner of the department of labor to query other state or county agencies in order to complete the required study and report; and requires said report be submitted to the governor, temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly and select committees within each legislative body no later than July 1, 2015.
Section 2 of the bill establishes the act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed August 1, 2015.
This legislation is necessary in order to ascertain the progress made by the department in relation to the guidance provided to local workforce investment boards which is intended to enhance both services and training for women so that they will realize higher paying jobs and careers.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
This act shall take effect immediately and be deemed repealed on August 1, 2015.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5841--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE June 17, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to the Committee on Labor in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT establishing the workforce guidance and information for women policy study; 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: Section 1. The commissioner of the department of labor shall study and issue a comprehensive report on the workforce guidance and information for women policy enacted pursuant to chapter 284 of the laws of 2012. 1. For the purposes of this section, the term "state agency" shall refer to any agency, department, bureau, commission, board, task force, committee, public benefit corporation, or public authority, where a member is appointed by the governor. 2. Such study and report carried out pursuant to this section shall address the following issues related to said policy: (a) what information has been provided with respect to compensation for jobs and careers which offer higher earning potential including jobs that are traditionally dominated by men; (b) how the counseling, skills development and training have been enhanced with respect to encouraging both women and men to seek employ- ment in such jobs; (c) have referrals to employers offering such jobs been made and, if available, provide statistics on the number of women who have been referred as a result of this policy; (d) how information regarding the gender wage gap and specific self- sufficiency rates for families living and working in an applicable localEXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11479-02-4 S. 5841--A 2
labor market have enhanced the opportunities for women to obtain higher paying jobs and careers; and (e) any other information the department deems pertinent to include in said report related to this policy. 3. Such report shall be made to the governor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the senate committees on labor and infrastructure and capital investment and the assembly commit- tee on labor no later than July 1, 2015. 4. The commissioner of the department of labor may request any avail- able information from any state or county agency that is relevant and material to the completion of this study and report. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed August 1, 2015.