senate Bill S362

Authorizes veteran's credits to be added to an individual's civil service examination

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 07 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2051
Versions:
S362
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Civil Service Law

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S362

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to the application
of veteran's credits to civil service examinations


PURPOSE :
This bill would allow individuals, if qualified, to add veteran's
credits to their civil service examination score after they have
already been placed on an eligible list.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
This bill would amend subdivision 3 of section 85 of the civil service
law to allow belated application for an additional credit as a veteran
or disabled veteran by an applicant who has already been placed on an
eligible list but subsequent to such placement has been ordered to
active military duty, other than training, to a combat theater or
combat zone of operations that qualifies such applicant for the
additional credit as a veteran or disabled veteran provided such list
has not expired and provided further that the applicant makes such
application within two months after receiving an honorable discharge
or being released under honorable circumstances.

JUSTIFICATION :
Under current law, members of the military who were on active duty
during the application period for a particular civil service
examination may take a supplemental examination when they return from
active duty and be placed on the current eligible list. However, if a
member of the military has already taken the examination and currently
has a place on the eligible list, he or she may not subsequently add
veteran's credits. This is true even though these individuals have
served on active duty and have returned before the expiration of the
current list. This legislation would allow individuals who become
eligible for veteran's credits to subsequently add those credits after
their name has been placed on the current eligible list. Additionally,
this legislation will have the effect of treating returning members of
the United States Military equally with respect to their ability to
add veteran's credits to their civil service examination score. By
amending current law, those individuals who have earned the right to
apply veteran's credits to their examination score will be able to,
and their score will reflect their true qualifications for the civil
service position to which they applied.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
06/06/06 PASSED SENATE
2007 Referred to Rules
2008 Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to eligible
civil service lists in effect as of January 1, 2010.
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