senate Bill S6497

Relates to promotional exams

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    • REFERRED TO CIVIL SERVICE AND PENSIONS

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Relates to promotional exams.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6497
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง85-a, 85-b & 85-c, Civ Serv L

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BILL NUMBER:S6497 REVISED 1/30/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to
promotional exams

PURPOSE: This bill would allow children and siblings of firefighters,
police officers and emergency medical technicians killed in the line
of duty additional points on a competitive examination for promotion.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill amends section 85-a of the Civil Service Law
to grant the children and siblings of firefighters, police officers
and emergency medical technicians killed in the line of duty an
additional five points on a competitive promotional exam for a
position in the same municipality that the candidate's deceased parent
or sibling served. Candidates who receive a permanent appointment
based upon the points granted by this section may not use the points
granted by this section to receive another permanent appointment.

Section two of the bill amends subdivisions two, three, four, five and
six of section 85-b of the Civil Service Law to grant the children and
siblings of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of
duty as a result of the September 11th cleanup and recovery efforts an
additional five points on a competitive promotional exam for a
position in the same municipality that the candidate's deceased parent
or sibling served. Candidates who receive a permanent appointment
based upon the points granted by this section may not use the points
granted by this section to receive another permanent appointment.

Section three of the bill amends subdivisions two, three, four, five
and six of section 85c of the Civil Service Law to grant the children
and siblings of emergency medical technicians killed in the line of
duty as a result of the September 11th cleanup and recovery efforts an
additional five points on a competitive promotional exam for a
position in the same municipality that the candidate's deceased parent
or sibling served Candidates who receive a permanent appointment based
upon the points granted by this section may not use the points granted
by this section to receive another permanent appointment.

Section four of the bill provides that this act shall take effect
immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: Chapter 376 of the Laws of 2013 amended Civil Service
Law sections 85-a, 85-b, and 85-c to ensure that children and siblings
of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who
were killed in the line of duty or died as a result of the September
11th rescue and recovery efforts receive ten additional points on
competitive examinations for original appointments. This bill provides
five additional points on competitive examinations for a permanent
promotion to children and siblings of deceased firefighters, police
officers and emergency medical technicians who were killed in the line
of duty died as a result of the September 11th rescue and recovery
efforts.

Many of the firefighters, police officers and emergency medical
technicians who have given their lives in service to New York City


were survived by children or siblings who were already employed by the
City. Under the current law, these children and siblings cannot
receive additional points on promotional examinations. This bill would
afford those children and siblings who have not used the additional
points granted to the children and siblings of firefighters, police
officers and emergency medical technicians who were killed in the line
of duty or died as a result of the September 11th rescue and recovery
efforts the opportunity to receive an additional five points on a
competitive examination for permanent promotion.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6497

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to promotional exams

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

  Section  1. Section 85-a of the civil service law, as amended by chap-
ter 376 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  S 85-a. Additional credits allowed children and siblings of firefight-
ers, police  officers,  emergency  medical  technicians  and  paramedics
killed in the line of duty. 1. Additional credit authorized.  Additional
credits  shall  be allowed children and siblings of firefighters, police
officers, emergency medical technicians and  paramedics  killed  in  the
line  of  duty,  as "child" and "sibling" in this section in competitive
examinations for original appointment. (a) On all eligible lists result-
ing from competitive examinations, the names of eligible  persons  shall
be  entered  in  the  order  of their respective final earned ratings on
examinations, with the name of the  eligible  person  with  the  highest
final  earned  ratings at the head of such list, provided, however, that
for the purpose  of  determining  final  earned  ratings,  children  and
siblings of firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians
and  paramedics  killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive
an additional ten points  in  a  competitive  examination  for  original
appointment  in  the  same  municipality  in  which his or her parent or
sibling has served AND AN ADDITIONAL FIVE POINTS IN A COMPETITIVE  EXAM-
INATION  FOR  PROMOTION  IN  THE  SAME  MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH HIS OR HER
PARENT OR SIBLING HAS SERVED. For the  purposes  of  this  paragraph,  a
police  officer  or  firefighter  shall  be deemed to have "served" in a
municipality if he or she was employed by, or worked primarily in,  that
municipality.
  (b)  Such  additional credit shall be added to the final earned rating
of such child or sibling, as the case may be, after he or she has quali-
fied in the competitive examination and shall be  granted  only  at  the
time of establishment of the resulting eligible list.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13596-01-4

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  2. Application for additional credit; proof of eligibility; establish-
ment of eligible list. Any candidate, believing himself or herself enti-
tled  to  additional  credit in a competitive examination as provided in
this section, may make application for such  additional  credit  at  any
time  between the date of his or her application for examination and the
date of the establishment of the resulting eligible  list.  Such  candi-
dates  shall  be  allowed  a period of not less than two months from the
date of the filing of his or her application for examination in which to
establish by appropriate documentary proof his  or  her  eligibility  to
receive  additional  credit  under  this  section. At any time after two
months have elapsed since the final date for filing applications  for  a
competitive  examination  for  original  appointment  OR  PROMOTION, the
eligible list  resulting  from  such  examination  may  be  established,
notwithstanding  the  fact  that  a child or sibling who has applied for
additional credit has failed to establish  his  or  her  eligibility  to
receive  such  additional credit. A candidate who fails to establish, by
appropriate documentary proof, his or her eligibility to  receive  addi-
tional  credit  by  the  time  an eligible list is established shall not
thereafter be granted additional credit on such eligible list.
  3. Use of additional credit. (a) Except as otherwise provided in  this
subdivision, no person who has received a permanent original appointment
OR  A  PERMANENT  PROMOTION  in the civil service of the state or of any
city or civil division thereof from an eligible list on which he or  she
was  allowed the additional credit granted by this section as a child or
sibling, shall thereafter be entitled to  any  additional  credit  under
this section as a child or sibling.
  (b) Where, at the time of establishment of an eligible list, the posi-
tion  of  a  child  or sibling on such list has not been affected by the
addition of credits granted  under  this  section,  the  appointment  OR
PROMOTION  of such child or sibling from such eligible list shall not be
deemed to have been made from an eligible list on which he  or  she  was
allowed the additional credit granted by this section.
  (c)  If,  at the time of appointment from an eligible list, a child or
sibling is in the same relative standing among the eligible persons  who
are  willing  to accept appointment as if he or she had not been granted
the additional credits as provided by this section, his or her  appoint-
ment  from  such  eligible persons shall not be deemed to have been made
from an eligible list on which he or she  was  allowed  such  additional
credits.
  (d) Where a child or sibling has been originally appointed OR PROMOTED
from  an  eligible  list  on which he or she was allowed such additional
credit, but such  appointment  OR  PROMOTION  is  thereafter  terminated
either  at  the  end  of  the  probationary term or by resignation at or
before the end of the probationary term, he or she shall not  be  deemed
to have been appointed OR PROMOTED, as the case may be, from an eligible
list  on which he or she is allowed additional credit, and such appoint-
ment OR PROMOTION shall not affect his or her eligibility for additional
credit in other examinations.
  4. Withdrawal of application; election to relinquish additional  cred-
it.    An application for additional credit in a competitive examination
under this section may be withdrawn by the applicant at any  time  prior
to  the establishment of the resulting eligible list. At any time during
the term of existence of an eligible list resulting from  a  competitive
examination  in  which  a  child  or sibling has received the additional
credit granted by this section, such child or sibling may  elect,  prior
to  permanent original appointment OR PERMANENT PROMOTION, to relinquish

S. 6497                             3

the additional credit theretofore granted to him or her and  accept  the
lower  position on such eligible list to which he or she would otherwise
have been entitled; provided, however, that such election  shall  there-
after  be irrevocable.   Such election shall be in writing and signed by
the child or sibling, and transmitted to the department or the appropri-
ate municipal civil service commission.
  5. Roster. The department and each municipal commission  shall  estab-
lish  and  maintain  in  its  office  a  roster  of all such children or
siblings appointed OR PROMOTED as a result of additional credits granted
by this section to positions under its jurisdiction. The appointment  OR
PROMOTION  of a child or sibling as a result of additional credits shall
be void  if  such  child  or  sibling,  prior  to  such  appointment  OR
PROMOTION,  had  been  appointed  OR  PROMOTED as a result of additional
credits granted by this section.
  S 2. Subdivisions 2, 3, 4, 5 and  6  of  section  85-b  of  the  civil
service  law, as amended by chapter 376 of the laws of 2013, are amended
to read as follows:
  2. Additional credit authorized. Additional credits shall  be  allowed
children  and siblings of firefighters and police officers killed in the
line of duty in competitive examinations  for  original  appointment  OR
PERMANENT  PROMOTION.  (a)  On all eligible lists resulting from compet-
itive examinations, the names of eligible persons shall  be  entered  in
the order of their respective final earned ratings on examinations, with
the name of the eligible person with the highest final earned ratings at
the head of such list, provided, however, that for the purpose of deter-
mining  final  earned ratings, children and siblings of firefighters and
police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to  receive
an  additional  ten  points  in  a  competitive examination for original
appointment in the same municipality in  which  his  or  her  parent  or
sibling  has served AND AN ADDITIONAL FIVE POINTS IN A COMPETITIVE EXAM-
INATION FOR PROMOTION IN THE SAME  MUNICIPALITY  IN  WHICH  HIS  OR  HER
PARENT OR SIBLING HAS SERVED.
  (b)  Such  additional credit shall be added to the final earned rating
of such child or sibling, as the case may be, after he or she has quali-
fied in the competitive examination and shall be  granted  only  at  the
time of establishment of the resulting eligible list.
  3. Application for additional credit; proof of eligibility; establish-
ment of eligible list. Any candidate, believing himself or herself enti-
tled  to  additional  credit in a competitive examination as provided in
this section, may make application for such  additional  credit  at  any
time  between the date of his or her application for examination and the
date of the establishment of the resulting eligible  list.  Such  candi-
dates  shall  be  allowed  a period of not less than two months from the
date of the filing of his or her application for examination in which to
establish by appropriate documentary proof his  or  her  eligibility  to
receive  additional  credit  under  this  section. At any time after two
months have elapsed since the final date for filing applications  for  a
competitive  examination  for  original  appointment  OR  PROMOTION, the
eligible list  resulting  from  such  examination  may  be  established,
notwithstanding  the  fact  that  a child or sibling who has applied for
additional credit has failed to establish  his  or  her  eligibility  to
receive  such  additional credit. A candidate who fails to establish, by
appropriate documentary proof, his or her eligibility to  receive  addi-
tional  credit  by  the  time  an eligible list is established shall not
thereafter be granted additional credit on such eligible list.

S. 6497                             4

  4. Use of additional credit. (a) Except as otherwise provided in  this
subdivision, no person who has received a permanent original appointment
OR  A  PERMANENT  PROMOTION  in the civil service of the state or of any
city or civil division thereof from an eligible list on which he or  she
was  allowed the additional credit granted by this section as a child or
sibling, shall thereafter be entitled to  any  additional  credit  under
this section as a child or sibling.
  (b) Where, at the time of establishment of an eligible list, the posi-
tion  of  a  child  or sibling on such list has not been affected by the
addition of credits granted  under  this  section,  the  appointment  OR
PROMOTION  of such child or sibling from such eligible list shall not be
deemed to have been made from an eligible list on which he  or  she  was
allowed the additional credit granted by this section.
  (c)  If,  at the time of appointment from an eligible list, a child or
sibling is in the same relative standing among the eligible persons  who
are  willing  to accept appointment as if he or she had not been granted
the additional credits as provided by this section, his or her  appoint-
ment  from  such  eligible persons shall not be deemed to have been made
from an eligible list on which he or she  was  allowed  such  additional
credits.
  (d) Where a child or sibling has been originally appointed OR PROMOTED
from  an  eligible  list  on which he or she was allowed such additional
credit, but such  appointment  OR  PROMOTION  is  thereafter  terminated
either  at  the  end  of  the  probationary term or by resignation at or
before the end of the probationary term, he or she shall not  be  deemed
to have been appointed OR PROMOTED, as the case may be, from an eligible
list  on which he or she is allowed additional credit, and such appoint-
ment shall not affect his or her eligibility for  additional  credit  in
other examinations.
  5.  Withdrawal of application; election to relinquish additional cred-
it.  An application for additional credit in a  competitive  examination
under  this  section may be withdrawn by the applicant at any time prior
to the establishment of the resulting eligible list. At any time  during
the  term  of existence of an eligible list resulting from a competitive
examination in which a child or  sibling  has  received  the  additional
credit  granted  by this section, such child or sibling may elect, prior
to permanent original appointment OR PERMANENT PROMOTION, to  relinquish
the  additional  credit theretofore granted to him or her and accept the
lower position on such eligible list to which he or she would  otherwise
have  been  entitled; provided, however, that such election shall there-
after be irrevocable.  Such election shall be in writing and  signed  by
the child or sibling, and transmitted to the department or the appropri-
ate municipal civil service commission.
  6.  Roster.  The department and each municipal commission shall estab-
lish and maintain in its office  a  roster  of  all  such  children  and
siblings appointed OR PROMOTED as a result of additional credits granted
by  this section to positions under its jurisdiction. The appointment OR
PROMOTION of a child or sibling as a result of additional credits  shall
be  void  if  such  child  or  sibling,  prior  to  such  appointment OR
PROMOTION, had been appointed OR PROMOTED  as  a  result  of  additional
credits granted by this section.
  S  3.  Subdivisions  2,  3,  4,  5  and 6 of section 85-c of the civil
service law, as amended by chapter 376 of the laws of 2013, are  amended
to read as follows:
  2.  Additional  credit authorized. Additional credits shall be allowed
children and siblings of emergency medical  technicians  killed  in  the

S. 6497                             5

line  of  duty  in  competitive examinations for original appointment OR
PERMANENT PROMOTION.
  (a) On all eligible lists resulting from competitive examinations, the
names of eligible persons shall be entered in the order of their respec-
tive final earned ratings on examinations, with the name of the eligible
person  with  the highest final earned ratings at the head of such list;
provided, however, that for the  purpose  of  determining  final  earned
ratings,  children  and siblings of emergency medical technicians killed
in the line of duty shall be  entitled  to  receive  an  additional  ten
points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same
municipality  in  which  his  or her parent or sibling has served AND AN
ADDITIONAL FIVE POINTS IN A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR PROMOTION IN THE
SAME MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH HIS OR HER PARENT OR SIBLING HAS SERVED.
  (b) Such additional credit shall be added to the final  earned  rating
of such child or sibling, as the case may be, after he or she has quali-
fied  in  the  competitive  examination and shall be granted only at the
time of establishment of the resulting eligible list.
  3. Application for additional credit; proof of eligibility; establish-
ment of eligible list. Any candidate, believing himself or herself enti-
tled to additional credit in a competitive examination  as  provided  in
this  section,  may  make  application for such additional credit at any
time between the date of his or her application for examination and  the
date  of  the  establishment of the resulting eligible list. Such candi-
dates shall be allowed a period of not less than  two  months  from  the
date of the filing of his or her application for examination in which to
establish  by  appropriate  documentary  proof his or her eligibility to
receive additional credit under this section.  At  any  time  after  two
months  have  elapsed since the final date for filing applications for a
competitive examination  for  original  appointment  OR  PROMOTION,  the
eligible  list  resulting  from  such  examination  may  be established,
notwithstanding the fact that a child or sibling  who  has  applied  for
additional  credit  has  failed  to  establish his or her eligibility to
receive such additional credit. A candidate who fails to  establish,  by
appropriate  documentary  proof, his or her eligibility to receive addi-
tional credit by the time an eligible  list  is  established  shall  not
thereafter be granted additional credit on such eligible list.
  4.  Use of additional credit. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this
subdivision, no person who has received a permanent original appointment
OR PERMANENT PROMOTION in the civil service of the state or of any  city
or  civil  division thereof from an eligible list on which he or she was
allowed the additional credit granted by this  section  as  a  child  or
sibling,  shall  thereafter  be  entitled to any additional credit under
this section as a child or sibling.
  (b) Where, at the time of establishment of an eligible list, the posi-
tion of a child or sibling on such list has not  been  affected  by  the
addition  of  credits  granted  under  this  section, the appointment OR
PROMOTION of such child or sibling from such eligible list shall not  be
deemed  to  have  been made from an eligible list on which he or she was
allowed the additional credit granted by this section.
  (c) If, at the time of appointment from an eligible list, a  child  or
sibling  is in the same relative standing among the eligible persons who
are willing to accept appointment as if he or she had not  been  granted
the  additional credits as provided by this section, his or her appoint-
ment from such eligible persons shall not be deemed to  have  been  made
from  an  eligible  list  on which he or she was allowed such additional
credits.

S. 6497                             6

  (d) Where a child or sibling has been originally appointed OR PROMOTED
from an eligible list on which he or she  was  allowed  such  additional
credit,  but  such  appointment  OR  PROMOTION  is thereafter terminated
either at the end of the probationary  term  or  by  resignation  at  or
before  the  end of the probationary term, he or she shall not be deemed
to have been appointed OR PROMOTED, as the case may be, from an eligible
list on which he or she is allowed additional credit, and such  appoint-
ment OR PROMOTION shall not affect his or her eligibility for additional
credit in other examinations.
  5.  Withdrawal of application; election to relinquish additional cred-
it.  An application for additional credit in a  competitive  examination
under  this  section may be withdrawn by the applicant at any time prior
to the establishment of the resulting eligible list. At any time  during
the  term  of existence of an eligible list resulting from a competitive
examination in which a child or  sibling  has  received  the  additional
credit  granted  by this section, such child or sibling may elect, prior
to permanent original appointment OR PERMANENT PROMOTION, to  relinquish
the  additional  credit theretofore granted to him or her and accept the
lower position on such eligible list to which he or she would  otherwise
have  been  entitled; provided, however, that such election shall there-
after be irrevocable.  Such election shall be in writing and  signed  by
the child or sibling, and transmitted to the department or the appropri-
ate municipal civil service commission.
  6.  Roster.  The department and each municipal commission shall estab-
lish and maintain in its office  a  roster  of  all  such  children  and
siblings appointed OR PROMOTED as a result of additional credits granted
by  this section to positions under its jurisdiction. The appointment OR
PROMOTION of a child or sibling as a result of additional credits  shall
be  void  if  such  child  or  sibling,  prior  to  such  appointment OR
PROMOTION, had been appointed OR PROMOTED  as  a  result  of  additional
credits granted by this section.
  S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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