senate Bill S1562

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans with disabilities

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A4359 - Passed Senate

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  • In Committee
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jun 26, 2013 delivered to secretary of state
Jun 04, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.760
substituted for s1562
Jun 04, 2013 substituted by a4359
Jun 03, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 30, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 29, 2013 1st report cal.760
Feb 06, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary


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S1562 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 5 ยง6, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1311, A2088
2009-2010: S737A, A3157A

S1562 - Summary

Entitles veterans with disabilities who were classified as veterans and used such classification in his or her original appointment or promotion and were later classified as a veteran with disabilities, to ten points additional credit less the number of points of additional credit allowed for the prior appointment.

S1562 - Sponsor Memo

S1562 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens. LAVALLE, LARKIN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Judici-


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

  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 points additional credit in a competitive examination for  original
appointment and two and one-half points additional credit in an examina-
tion  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 points additional credit in a competitive exam-
ination for original appointment and five 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 grant-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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