senate Bill S6081

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 21, 2012 committed to rules
Jun 04, 2012 advanced to third reading
May 31, 2012 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2012 1st report cal.956
Jan 18, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary

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May 30, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S6081
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Aye with Reservations
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Absent
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Excused
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Jan 18, 2012 - Judiciary committee Vote

S6081
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Absent
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Excused
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S6081 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 5 ยง6, Constn

S6081 - Bill Texts

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Relates to veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions; increases 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 NUMBER:S6081

TITLE OF BILL:
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the constitution, in
relation to veterans' credits for civil service appointments and
promotions

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This legislation increases the point of 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 credit 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 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:
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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6081

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

            CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the constitution, in
  relation to veterans'  credits  for  civil  service  appointments  and
  promotions

  Section  1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 6 of arti-
cle 5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  S 6. Appointments and promotions in the civil service of the state and
all of the civil divisions thereof, including cities and villages, shall
be made according to merit and fitness to  be  ascertained,  as  far  as
practicable,  by  examination  which,  as  far  as practicable, shall be
competitive; provided, however, that any member of the armed  forces  of
the  United  States  who  served therein in time of war, and who, at the
time of such member's appointment or promotion, is a citizen or an alien
lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the  United  States  and  a
resident  of  this  state  and is honorably discharged or released under
honorable circumstances from such service, 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 cred-
it in an examination for promotion or, if such member  was  disabled  in
the  actual  performance of duty in any war and his or her disability is
certified by the United States department of veterans affairs to  be  in
existence at the time of application for appointment or promotion, he or
she  shall be entitled to receive [ten] FIFTEEN points additional credit
in a competitive examination for original appointment and  [five]  SEVEN
AND  ONE-HALF  points additional credit in an examination for promotion.
Such additional credit shall be added to the final earned rating of such
member after he or she has qualified in  an  examination  and  shall  be
granted  only  at the time of establishment of an eligible list. No such
member shall receive the additional credit granted by this section after
he or she has received one  appointment,  either  original  entrance  or
promotion,  from  an  eligible  list  on which he or she was allowed the
additional credit granted by this section.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89141-01-2

S. 6081                             2

  S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the  foregoing  amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.

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