senate Bill S6327

Waives civil service examination application fees for veterans

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 26 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Waives civil service examination application fees for veterans.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4227
Versions:
S6327
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง50, Civ Serv L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6327

TITLE OF BILL:
An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to waiving civil
service examination application fees for veterans

PURPOSE:
Creates new paragraph to Section 50, subsection 5 of the civil service
law, which waives the civil service examination application fee for
veterans.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Language has been added to provide an additional benefit for veterans
by waiving the civil service examination application fee under Section
50 subsection of 5 of the civil service law. Further, describes the
definition of a veteran to mean a member of the armed forces of the
United States who served therein time of war, who was honorably
discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such
service, who is a citizen of the United States and who is a resident
of the state of New York. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth
day after it shall have become law.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York State provides a number of programs and services to assist
our veterans who have served in defense of our freedoms, both at home
and abroad. We need to do what we can to show our veterans that we are
thankful for the job they have done. When many of these soldiers
return home from service it is difficult for them to transition back
into the state's workforce. The New York State Department of Civil
Service has attempted to make state government a role model in
creating opportunities for veterans. This legislation provides an
added. benefit for veterans who would like to build or further a
public service career with New York State or a local government in New
York State.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill. Same as A.4227.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6327

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 26, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi-
  ty and Military Affairs

AN ACT to amend the civil service law,  in  relation  to  waiving  civil
  service examination application fees for veterans

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 5 of  section  50  of
the  civil  service  law are relettered paragraphs (d) and (e) and a new
paragraph (c) is added to read as follows:
  (C) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION, THE CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT, A MUNICIPAL COMMISSION OR A REGIONAL
COMMISSION  SHALL WAIVE THE APPLICATION FEE OF ANY CANDIDATE WHO PROVES,
BY APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTARY PROOF, TO THE  CIVIL  SERVICE  DEPARTMENT,  A
MUNICIPAL COMMISSION OR A REGIONAL COMMISSION THAT HE OR SHE IS A VETER-
AN.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH, THE TERM "VETERAN" MEANS A
MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO  SERVED  THEREIN  IN
TIME  OF  WAR,  WHO WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED OR RELEASED UNDER HONORABLE
CIRCUMSTANCES FROM SUCH SERVICE, WHO IS A CITIZEN OF THE  UNITED  STATES
OR  AN  ALIEN  LAWFULLY  ADMITTED  FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED
STATES AND WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK  AT  THE  TIME  OF
APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08702-01-1

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