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A03581 Summary:

BILL NOA03581
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORHunter
 
COSPNSRStirpe
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §305, Ed L
 
Directs the commissioner of education, in conjunction with the commissioner of health and the commissioner of labor, to develop a program which incentivizes unemployed individuals to enter jobs in healthcare, including but not limited to, certified nurse aides.
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A03581 Actions:

BILL NOA03581
 
01/27/2021referred to higher education
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A03581 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3581
 
SPONSOR: Hunter
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a program to incentivize unemployed individuals to enter jobs in healthcare   PURPOSE: This legislation amends the education law to require the New York State Departments of Health, Labor, and Education to establish a program that incentivizes unemployed individuals to enter jobs in healthcare.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: The legislation would add subdivision 59 to the education law. Section one requires the Commissioners of Health, Labor, and Education to establish a program that incentivizes unemployed individuals to enter jobs in healthcare, including but not limited to certified nurse aides. Additionally, it states that such incentives shall include, but not be limited to, expedited training and certification processes for such healthcare positions as determined by the commissioner. Section two establishes the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill would require Departments of Health, Labor, and Education to establish a program that incentivizes unemployed individuals to enter lobs in healthcare. New York has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. In just the first month, thousands of New Yorkers lost their jobs and we saw how devastating the healthcare worker shortage can be when an emergency strikes. New York must prioritize the immediate retraining of workers for medically-necessary positions, especially as Certified Nursing Aides which there is already a shortage. This is a vocation that can be trained in roughly one month under normal circumstances. By providing this training on an accelerated timeline for positions like this, we can ensure that our medical system can meet the demand for their services even in a time of extreme crisis. New York State's most valuable asset is our workforce, by incentivizing and accelerating the training for healthcare support staff, New Yorkers will receive higher quality care. Additionally, this will allow more unemployed and underemployed individuals to enter critical, high demand positions in our workforce.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2020: A.10765   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take immediately.
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A03581 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3581
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 27, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. HUNTER, STIRPE -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Higher Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to establishing a program
          to incentivize unemployed individuals to enter jobs in healthcare
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 59 to read as follows:
     3    59.  Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the commis-
     4  sioner, in conjunction with the commissioner of health and  the  commis-
     5  sioner  of labor shall establish a program which incentivizes unemployed
     6  individuals to enter jobs in healthcare, including but not  limited  to,
     7  certified nurse aides. Such incentives shall include, but not be limited
     8  to,  expedited  training and certification processes for such healthcare
     9  positions as determined by the commissioner.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05958-01-1
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