senate Bill S463

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Eliminates the maximum age for appointment as a member of the state police and requires retirement at age 70

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to finance


S463 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง215, 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

S463 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             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


  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
  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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