senate Bill S717

Relates to veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 09 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
  • 16 / Apr / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.349
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 22 / Apr / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO GOVERNMENTAL EMPLOYEES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Summary

Relates to veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions; increases the the credit preference for wartime and disabled wartime veterans by five points for a competitive examination for original appointment and by two and one-half points for a competitive examination for promotion.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S717
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง85, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S6082

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S717

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the civil service law, in relation to veterans' credits for
civil service appointments and promotions

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation
increases the point credit for veterans and disabled veterans
with regard to civil service appointments and promotions.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends section 85 of the civil
service law to increase from 10 to 15 additional points on an
appointment exam for disabled veterans, and 7.5 points on a
promotional exam.
Also increases from 5 to 10 additional credits for non-disabled
veterans for original exams, and from 2.5 points to 5 on a
promotional exam.

JUSTIFICATION:
Veterans across New York State are struggling to
find employment in private-sector industries hit hard by the
recession. Unemployment among all veterans in New York is over 7
percent. Unemployment has reached a staggering 20 percent for
veterans under the age of 30 who recently returned home from Iraq
and Afghanistan. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a
significant number of recently returned veterans have reported
service-connected disabilities.

Our servicemen and women put their lives on the line to
protect our freedom.
We are therefore responsible for enhancing their economic
opportunities to provide for themselves and for their families
when they return home. This bill will achieve this by providing
tax relief to businesses that hire returning and wounded veterans.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.6082 of 2011-12; Referred to Veterans, Homeland Security and
Military Affairs

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   717

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 veterans'  credits
  for civil service appointments and promotions

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs 1 and 2 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2  of
section 85 of the civil service law, as added by chapter 790 of the laws
of 1958, are amended to read as follows:
  (1)  Disabled  veterans  shall  be  entitled  to receive [ten] FIFTEEN
points additional in a competitive examination for original  appointment
and  [five] SEVEN AND ONE-HALF points additional credit in a competitive
examination for promotion, and
  (2) Non-disabled veterans shall be  entitled  to  receive  [five]  TEN
points  additional  credit  in  a  competitive  examination for original
appointment and [two and one-half] FIVE points additional  credit  in  a
competitive examination for promotion.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04644-01-3

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