senate Bill S3390

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants a waiver of half of the civil service examination fee for veterans

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S3390 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง50-d, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6375

S3390 - Bill Texts

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Grants a waiver of half of the civil service examination fee for veterans.

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BILL NUMBER:S3390

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to
granting a waiver of half of the civil service examination fee to veter-
ans

PURPOSE: To provide the waiver of half of the fee for civil service
tests for all veterans, combat and non-combat related. It would enable
more veterans, including disabled veterans to take advantage of civil
service exams at a reduced rate.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill would amend the civil service law by
adding a new section 50-d to partially waive the fee for civil service
exams. The veteran would have to provide proof of being a member of the
armed forces by producing a DD form 214 or similar document as proof of
such status.

EXISTING LAW: There is not a waiver of fees for civil service exams for
veterans under current law.

JUSTIFICATION: Processing fees for civil service exams can be prohibi-
tive, ranging from $15 to $35. According to the U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau Statistics, the unemployment rate for veterans who recently came
home from Iraq and Afghanistan has reached 14.6 percent. Unemployment
among New York veterans tops 7 percent. In New York City, an estimated
17,300 veterans are unemployed. Unemployment among New York City veter-
ans increased by an estimated 4,700 from last year. Veterans are our
heroes who have sacrifice their lives to defend our freedom and our
liberty. New York State has an obligation to provide employment opportu-
nities for our veterans and reducing the fees for civil service tests is
a concrete way to thank them for their service by alleviating the finan-
cial hardships for fees incurred in taking civil service tests.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012: S.6375 Referred to Civil Service and
Pensions Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined. It must be noted that this meas-
ure would allow more veterans to enter into the workforce thereby
contributing to the local and state economy.

EFFECTIVE DATE: On the 120th day after it has become a law.

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

                                  3390

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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 granting a  waiver
  of half of the civil service examination fee to veterans

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

  Section 1. The civil service law is amended by adding  a  new  section
50-d to read as follows:
  S  50-D.  CIVIL  SERVICE EXAMINATION FEE; WAIVER FOR VETERANS. 1.  THE
PRESIDENT, IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT,  SHALL  ESTABLISH  A
PROGRAM  WAIVING  HALF OF THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FEE FOR VETERANS
AS DEFINED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  SECTION  TWENTY-SIX  HUNDRED
THIRTY-TWO OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
 2.  THE  WAIVER,  GRANTED  PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION,
SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE PRESIDENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE  DEPART-
MENT.  EACH  SUCH  PERSON SHALL BE GRANTED A WAIVER FOR A MAXIMUM OF TWO
APPLICATIONS FILED, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS TITLE,  TO
COMPETE IN AN EXAMINATION FOR A POSITION IN A COMPETITIVE OR NON-COMPET-
ITIVE  CLASS OF CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK OR ANY
OF ITS SUBDIVISIONS, OR IN A LABOR CLASS WHEN EXAMINATION  FOR  APPOINT-
MENT IS REQUIRED.
  3.  THE PRESIDENT SHALL ESTABLISH AND PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS
FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING AND  CARRYING  OUT  SUCH  CIVIL  SERVICE
EXAMINATION FEE WAIVER PROGRAM. SUCH RULES AND REGULATIONS SHALL REQUIRE
THE  PRESENTATION  OF DD FORM 214 OR ANY OTHER SUCH DOCUMENT AS PROOF OF
SUCH PERSON'S STATUS AS A VETERAN.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition,  amend-
ment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation necessary for the implemen-
tation  of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on or
before such date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00034-02-3

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