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A01157 Summary:

COSPNSRBarrett, Braunstein, Brabenec, Cahill, Colton, DiPietro, Hooper, Jaffee, Mosley, Pichardo, Raia, Skoufis, Stirpe, Weprin
MLTSPNSRAbbate, Cook, Crespo, Crouch, Hevesi, Palmesano, Perry, Rivera, Simon, Solages
Add 3154-a, Pub Auth L
Creates community college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP) to award grants of up to $100,000 to community colleges to upgrade their educational, occupational, and training services including their facilities, labs, and high technology equipment.
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A01157 Actions:

01/10/2017referred to higher education
01/03/2018referred to higher education
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A01157 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 10, 2017
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. ROZIC, BARRETT, BRAUNSTEIN, BRABENEC, CAHILL,
          SKOUFIS,  STIRPE, WEPRIN -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK, CRES-
          once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

        AN  ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to creating the
          community college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP)
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby finds that
     2  significant employment  opportunities  exist  in  growing  fields  where
     3  complex  technologies  require  advanced skills. Access to modern, effi-
     4  cient facilities and equipment will provide students with the ability to
     5  learn about, develop and apply new technologies. Having access to  these
     6  modern facilities and equipment will provide students with the knowledge
     7  and  skill required for employment in the ever-expanding high-technology
     8  sector or in other sectors of the economy, including  manufacturing  and
     9  service,  that  utilize advanced, high-technology-related processes. The
    10  legislature finds that it is proper  and  essential  for  the  state  to
    11  support  efforts  that  will  provide  students  with updated and modern
    12  facilities and equipment where skills can be learned in a  setting  that
    13  best  matches  the workplaces for which the students are being prepared.
    14  The legislature also finds and declares that a well-trained and  skilled
    15  workforce will attract businesses seeking to enhance production, modern-
    16  ize or expand as well as start up or relocate to New York state.
    17    The  legislature  hereby  authorizes  the  creation  of  the community
    18  college high-technology investment program (C-CHIP).
    19    § 2. The public authorities law is amended by  adding  a  new  section
    20  3154-a to read as follows:
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 1157                             2
     1    §  3154-a. Community college high-technology investment program.  1. A
     2  community college high-technology investment program (hereafter referred
     3  to as C-CHIP) is hereby created.
     4    2.  The  foundation shall, from appropriations made available for this
     5  purpose or from appropriations  for  the  research  development  program
     6  authorized  under section two hundred nine-p of the executive law, award
     7  grants of up to one hundred thousand dollars to community  colleges  for
     8  reconstructing,  rehabilitating or improving existing laboratory facili-
     9  ties and for acquisition or upgrades of equipment necessary  to  provide
    10  targeted  educational,  occupational  or  training  services to students
    11  seeking associate degrees or workers seeking occupation-specific  train-
    12  ing  in  order  to obtain or retain employment and for costs incurred by
    13  the institution for salaries and benefits of faculty directly engaged in
    14  relevant educational activities pursuant to this section.   Such  grants
    15  shall be awarded on a competitive basis to community colleges responding
    16  to requests for proposals issued by the office.
    17    3.  Applications  for  grants  authorized  under  this  section  shall
    18  describe the grant program activities and  shall  include,  but  not  be
    19  limited to, the following:
    20    (a)  demonstration  of  need  in the region for skilled workers in the
    21  high-technology fields;
    22    (b) evidence of any collaboration with  a  New  York  state  four-year
    23  institution  or  New  York  state  business  including,  (i)  a detailed
    24  description of the skill needs of the institution or  business;  (ii)  a
    25  detailed description of equipment and other training resources required;
    26    (c)  a detailed budget including costs to reconstruct, rehabilitate or
    27  improve existing laboratory facilities, including equipment;
    28    (d) a description of matching funds that may include cash  or  in-kind
    29  services from federal or private sources; and
    30    (e)  salaries  and  benefits  of  faculty directly engaged in relevant
    31  employment,  educational  and  training  activities  pursuant  to   this
    32  section.
    33    4. The executive director shall submit to the governor, the speaker of
    34  the  assembly, and the temporary president of the senate a report on the
    35  program by the first of September, two thousand  eighteen  and  annually
    36  thereafter.  Such  report shall include the following for each recipient
    37  under the program:
    38    (a) the names of community colleges receiving awards;
    39    (b) the amounts of each award and matching funds;
    40    (c) a description of equipment purchases and facility upgrades;
    41    (d) the number  of  students  or  workers  participating  in  training
    42  enabled by the program;
    43    (e)  employment  or other outcomes, including, but not limited to, job
    44  retention, enabled by the award; and
    45    (f) any other information deemed appropriate by the  executive  direc-
    46  tor.
    47    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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