senate Bill S3340

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Allows municipal commissions to use alternate lists for filling vacancies with resident and non-resident minority group members and women in order to achieve diversity

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S3340 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2758
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง23 & 56, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3783A, A2754A
2009-2010: S5744B, A4038B

S3340 - Bill Texts

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Allows municipal commissions to use alternate lists for filling vacancies with resident and non-resident minority group members and women in order to achieve diversity in the workplace.

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BILL NUMBER:S3340

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to
appointments from eligible lists

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends subdivision 4 of section 23
and subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 56 of the civil service law,
adding optional alternate list provisions to these sections.

JUSTIFICATION: This legislation seeks to expand the pool of qualified
candidates for police officer positions. If enacted, this bill would
allow municipal commissions the option to choose the same-level
qualified candidates from either a local/resident list or a
non-resident list.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: S.5744B/A.4038B (Pretlow)
Civil Service and Pensions/Governmental Employees

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3340

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Civil Service and Pensions

AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to appointments  from
  eligible lists

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 23 of the civil  service  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  403  of  the  laws  of 2011, is amended to read as
follows:
  4. Use of state and county eligible lists by municipal commissions.  A
municipal commission, in the absence of an eligible list of its own, may
request the state civil service department, county civil service commis-
sion or county personnel officer to furnish it with the names of persons
on  an  appropriate eligible list established by the department, commis-
sion or personnel officer, which,  if  so  requested  by  the  municipal
commission,  shall be limited to residents of the city, or town or civil
division in which appointments are to be made, or to  residents  of  the
county  or  judicial district in which such city, town or civil division
is located, or to any reasonable combination of  political  subdivisions
both  in  and  outside of New York state contiguous to the city or civil
division in which appointment is to be made or contiguous to  the  poli-
tical  subdivision  in  which  such  city  or civil division is located,
except for the position of director of facilities I,  II,  &  III  of  a
school district located within the state which shall use the list devel-
oped  pursuant to subdivision five of section seventeen of this chapter.
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL PREVENT A MUNICI-
PAL COMMISSION FROM USING ALTERNATE LISTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED  TO
THE  COUNTY LIST, FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES BY BOTH RESIDENT AND NON-
RESIDENT MINORITY GROUP MEMBERS, AS DEFINED BY SECTION THREE HUNDRED TEN
OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, AND WOMEN IN ORDER TO  ACHIEVE  DIVERSITY  IN  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06420-01-3

S. 3340                             2

WORKFORCE. Such municipal commission may certify such names for appoint-
ment  to a position under its jurisdiction in the same manner as certif-
ications are made from the eligible lists of  such  commission.  If  the
state civil service department, county civil service commission or coun-
ty personnel officer, upon the request of such commission, has certified
an  appropriate  eligible  list to fill a particular position, such list
shall continue to be used until superseded by an  eligible  list  estab-
lished  by  such  municipal  commission for such position, or until such
list expires or is exhausted or is otherwise terminated.
  S 2. Subdivisions 1 and 2 of section 56 of the civil service  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  411  of  the  laws of 1993, are amended to read as
follows:
  1. The duration of an eligible list shall be fixed at  not  less  than
one nor more than four years; provided that, except for lists promulgat-
ed  for police officer positions in jurisdictions other than the city of
New York, in the event that a restriction against the filling of  vacan-
cies  exists  in any jurisdiction, the state civil service department or
municipal commission having jurisdiction shall, in the discretion of the
department or commission, extend the duration of any eligible list for a
period equal to the length of such restriction against  the  filling  of
vacancies.   Restriction against the filling of vacancies shall mean any
policy, whether by executive order or otherwise,  which,  because  of  a
financial  emergency,  prevents  or limits the filling of vacancies in a
title for which a list has been promulgated.   PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT
NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL PREVENT A MUNICIPAL COMMISSION FROM USING
ALTERNATE  LISTS,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE COUNTY LIST, FOR THE
FILLING OF VACANCIES BY BOTH RESIDENT AND  NON-RESIDENT  MINORITY  GROUP
MEMBERS,  AS  DEFINED BY SECTION THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW,
AND WOMEN IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE DIVERSITY IN THE  WORKFORCE.  An  eligible
list  that  has  been  in existence for one year or more shall terminate
upon the establishment of an  appropriate  new  list,  unless  otherwise
prescribed by the state civil service department or municipal commission
having jurisdiction.
  2.  Notwithstanding  subdivision  one of this section, the duration of
eligible lists established on or before December thirty-first,  nineteen
hundred  ninety-six,  shall  be fixed at not less than one nor more than
four years; provided that, except for lists promulgated for police offi-
cer positions in jurisdictions other than the city of New York,  in  the
event  that a restriction against the filling of vacancies exists in any
jurisdiction, the state civil service department or municipal commission
having jurisdiction shall,  in  the  discretion  of  the  department  or
commission,  extend  the duration of any such eligible list for a period
equal to the length of such restriction against the  filling  of  vacan-
cies.  Restriction against the filling of vacancies shall mean any poli-
cy, whether by executive order or otherwise, which  prevents  or  limits
the  filling  of  vacancies  in  a  title for which such a list has been
promulgated. PROVIDED, HOWEVER,  THAT  NOTHING  CONTAINED  HEREIN  SHALL
PREVENT A MUNICIPAL COMMISSION FROM USING ALTERNATE LISTS, INCLUDING BUT
NOT  LIMITED  TO  THE  COUNTY LIST, FOR THE FILLING OF VACANCIES BY BOTH
RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT MINORITY GROUP MEMBERS, AS DEFINED BY  SECTION
THREE  HUNDRED  TEN  OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW, AND WOMEN IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE
DIVERSITY IN THE WORKFORCE. An eligible list that has been in  existence
for one year or more shall terminate upon the establishment of an appro-
priate  new list, unless otherwise prescribed by the state civil service
department or municipal commission having jurisdiction.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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