|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to finance|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to finance|
senate Bill S463
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S463 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Executive Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §215, Exec L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S463 - Summary
Eliminates the maximum age of 29 years for appointment as a member of the New York state police and requires retirement at age 70.
S463 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S463 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the qualifications for members of the division of state police PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill eliminates the maximum age for appointment as a member of the state police and requires retirement at age 70. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends subdivision 3 of section 215 of the executive law to allow for minimum age to be 21 and eliminates the maximum age the officer can be appointed as long as they meet fitness and good moral character requirements. section 2 makes the law effective immediately. Under current law, once a part-time police officer reaches the age of thirty-five he or she is no longer eligible to take the civil service exam. This means a part-time police officer, with years of experience can never become a full-time officer once he/she reaches the age of 35. This limits an officer's ability to be promoted to a supervisory position, since many of these positions require competitive status.
S463 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 463 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the qualifications for members of the division of state police THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 215 of the executive law, as amended by chapter 478 of the laws of 2004, is amended to read as follows: 3. The sworn members of the New York state police shall be appointed by the superintendent and permanent appointees may be removed by the superintendent only after a hearing. No person shall be appointed to the New York state police force as a sworn member unless he or she shall be a citizen of the United States, [between the ages of] AT LEAST twenty- one [and twenty-nine] years [except that in the superintendent's discretion, the maximum age may be extended to thirty-five years] OF AGE. [Notwithstanding any other provision of law or any general or special law to the contrary the time spent on military duty, not exceed- ing a total of six years, shall be subtracted from the age of any appli- cant who has passed his or her twenty-ninth birthday, solely for the purpose of permitting qualification as to age and for no other purpose. Such limitations as to age however shall not apply to persons appointed to the positions of counsel, first assistant counsel, assistant counsel, and assistant deputy superintendent for employee relations nor to any person appointed to the bureau of criminal investigation pursuant to section two hundred sixteen of this article nor shall any] NO person SHALL be appointed unless he or she has fitness and good moral character and shall have passed a physical and mental examination based upon stan- dards provided by the rules and regulations of the superintendent. Appointments shall be made for a probationary period which, in the case EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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