A09815 Summary:

BILL NOA09815A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07705-A
 
SPONSORStirpe
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 225, Eld L
 
Creates the office of older adult workforce development within the office for the aging to address the needs of older adults regarding the workplace.
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A09815 Actions:

BILL NOA09815A
 
02/13/2020referred to aging
02/27/2020amend and recommit to aging
02/27/2020print number 9815a
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A09815 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A9815A
 
SPONSOR: Stirpe
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the elder law, in relation to creating the office of older adult workforce development within the office for the aging   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill establishes an Office of Older Adult Workforce Development within the State Office for the Aging.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill adds new section 225 to the Elder Law, to estab- lish an office of older adult workforce development, headed by a coordi- nator. It establishes the duties of the coordinator, which include help- ing to plan and implement efforts to address the needs of older adults in the workplace; creating a centralized website with resources for older adults; providing information about reporting age discrimination and potential state remedies; reviews information and provides recommen- dations upon the request of state agencies regarding complaints about age discrimination; and provides outreach and education on the services provided by the office. Section two of the bill provides that this act shall take effect imme- diately. ** The amendment to the bill provides that the coordinator will consult with the department of labor in the course of their duties.   JUSTIFICATION: According to Senior Service America, by 2024, older workers will compro- mise 25% of the labor force. As New York's population ages, it is imper- ative that we make every effort possible to keep older citizens healthy, active, and connected to their communities. Many older New Yorkers would like to continue working or embark on a second career later in life. A significant number do not have much of a choice. Due to financial constraints and other circumstances, it may be necessary for some New Yorkers to work well beyond the anticipated retirement age. The depth of experience older workers bring with them makes them an excellent resource for any employer, but they can face significant barriers to entering or re-entering the work force. New York as taking the lead in the United States by becoming the first truly age-friendly state. We can take another step in this direction by adding older adult workforce development to the planning and implementa- tion of policies across the state. This legislation furthers this goal by creating an office for older adult workforce development within the State Office for the Aging, a recognition that recognizing both the significant contributions and particular needs of older workers are critical to the long-term vitality of our state's aging population.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law.
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A09815 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         9815--A
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 13, 2020
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. STIRPE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on  Aging  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
          amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the elder law, in relation to  creating  the  office  of
          older adult workforce development within the office for the aging

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The elder law is amended by adding a  new  section  225  to
     2  read as follows:
     3    §  225.  Office  of  older  adult workforce development. 1. The office
     4  shall establish an office of older  adult  workforce  development.  Such
     5  office of older adult workforce development shall be headed by a coordi-
     6  nator  who  shall  be  appointed by the director.  The coordinator shall
     7  work in consultation with the department of labor in the course of their
     8  duties.
     9    2. The coordinator of the office of older adult workforce  development
    10  shall have the following duties:
    11    (a) advise and assist the state in planning and implementing for coor-
    12  dination  and  cooperation among agencies involved in workforce develop-
    13  ment to address the needs of older adults regarding the workplace;
    14    (b) create a centralized website with  resources  for  job  placement,
    15  career building and development, and job support for older adults;
    16    (c)    provide  information on how to report age discrimination in the
    17  workplace, including potential state remedies for such discrimination;
    18    (d)   review information upon  request  of  state  agencies  regarding
    19  complaints  concerning  age  discrimination in the workplace and develop
    20  recommendations, guidelines, and protocols to address recurring problems
    21  or trends, in consultation with industry representatives, advocates, and
    22  state agencies;
    23    (e) provide outreach and education on the  services  provided  by  the
    24  office of older adult workforce development; and
    25    (f)  perform  other duties as the director may assign to the coordina-
    26  tor.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD15231-03-0
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