N.Y. Labor Law Section 837
State plan


The governor shall be responsible for preparation and submission of a biennial plan. The plan shall be prepared with input from the department, the department of economic development, state education department, state university of New York and the state job training coordinating council. The plan shall include, but not be limited to:


a description of services to be provided to dislocated workers and additional dislocated workers as defined in § 835 (Definitions)section eight hundred thirty-five of this article;


the identification of the state dislocated worker unit within the department, and the activities such unit will carry out;


a description of coordination between such unit; and


the department of economic development for the purposes of developing strategies to avert plant closings or substantial layoffs which would include the participation of the department of economic development in the establishment of labor-management committees, the provision of resources and technical assistance for a preliminary assessment of the advisability of conducting a comprehensive study exploring the feasibility of having a company or group, including the workers, purchase the plant and continue it in operation, and the provision of appropriate financial and technical advice to assist in efforts to avert worker dislocation;


the state education department for the purposes of identifying and approving training/retraining activities that meet standards of instructional quality pursuant to subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of subdivision four of § 846 (Substate level activities)section eight hundred forty-six of this article;


an explanation of the extent to which additional dislocated workers will be served under this plan and, if such workers will not be served, a statement of justification for their exclusion; and


a detailed description of reporting and evaluation activity relating to outcomes achieved.


The biennial plan developed pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall be submitted to the council for review and comment and to the governor for approval. Copies shall also be submitted to the president pro-tempore of the senate and the speaker of the assembly simultaneous to its submission to the council.


The state plan submitted under this section may be modified to describe changes in or additions to programs and activities set forth in the plan and shall be reviewed and approved in the same manner as the state plan originally submitted.

Source: Section 837 — State plan, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/LAB/837 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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