Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||
referred to civil service and pensions
|Nov 20, 2013||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S5989
2013-2014 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Civil Service And Pensions Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2013-S5989 (ACTIVE) - Details
2013-S5989 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5989 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to civil service credits for step children of and children raised and financially supported by firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics killed in the line of duty PURPOSE: To provide "legacy credits" to step children and children not legally adopted, but raised and financially supported by a parent who dies in the line of duty. Legacy credits are points which can be used on civil service tests when the job applicant is the child of a first responder killed in the line of duty. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Subdivision 1 of section 85-a of the civil service law by adding a new paragraph c to add this new class of children of emergency responders to be eligible for legacy credits. JUSTIFICATION: This legislation seeks to extend the benefit of legacy credits to the children of emergency responders killed in the line of duty that may not be biological or legally adopted children. In many cases, these first responders have "raised" these children, including providing for them financially for many years, and acted as their parent in every sense of the word. As a tribute to the heroism of these first responders and appreciation to their families' sacrifice, these legacy credits should be extended to these children.
2013-S5989 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5989 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E November 20, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to civil service credits for step children of and children raised and financially supported by firefighters, police officers, emergency medical techni- cians and paramedics killed in the line of duty THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 85-a of the civil service law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows: (C) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "CHILD" SHALL INCLUDE A STEP CHILD OF OR A CHILD RAISED AND FINANCIALLY SUPPORTED BY SUCH FIRE- FIGHTER, POLICE OFFICER, EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN OR PARAMEDIC KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD13083-01-3
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