senate Bill S372

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Waives civil service examination application fees for veterans

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions
Jan 09, 2013 referred to civil service and pensions

S372 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4287
Current Committee:
Senate Civil Service And Pensions
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง50, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6327, A4227
2009-2010: A5847

S372 - Bill Texts

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Waives civil service examination application fees for veterans.

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BILL NUMBER:S372

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the civil service law, in relation to waiving civil service
examination application fees for veterans

PURPOSE:
Creates new paragraph to Section 50, subsection 5 of the
civil service law, which waives the civil service examination
application fee for veterans.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Language has been added to provide an
additional benefit for veterans by waiving the civil service
examination application fee under Section 50 subsection of 5 of the
civil service law. Further, describes the definition of a veteran to
mean a member of the armed forces of the United States who served
therein time of war, who was honorably discharged or released under
honorable circumstances from such service, who is a citizen of the
United States and who is a resident of the state of New York. This
act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become
law.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York State provides a number of programs and
services to assist our veterans who have served in defense of our
freedoms, both at home and abroad. We need to do what we can to show
our veterans that we are thankful for the job they have done. When
many of these soldiers return home from service it is difficult for
them to transition back into the state's workforce. The New York
State Department of Civil Service has attempted to make state
government a role model in creating opportunities for veterans. This
legislation provides an added. benefit for veterans who would like to
build or further a public service career with New York State or a
local government in New York State.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.6327/A.4227 Referred to Veterans, Homeland Security
and Military

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None to state.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after
it shall have become law.

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

                                   372

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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  waiving  civil
  service examination application fees for veterans

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

  Section 1. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 5 of  section  50  of
the  civil  service  law are relettered paragraphs (d) and (e) and a new
paragraph (c) is added to read as follows:
  (C) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF  THIS  SUBDIVI-
SION, THE CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT, A MUNICIPAL COMMISSION OR A REGIONAL
COMMISSION  SHALL WAIVE THE APPLICATION FEE OF ANY CANDIDATE WHO PROVES,
BY APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTARY PROOF, TO THE  CIVIL  SERVICE  DEPARTMENT,  A
MUNICIPAL COMMISSION OR A REGIONAL COMMISSION THAT HE OR SHE IS A VETER-
AN.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS  PARAGRAPH, THE TERM "VETERAN" MEANS A
MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO  SERVED  THEREIN  IN
TIME  OF  WAR,  WHO WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED OR RELEASED UNDER HONORABLE
CIRCUMSTANCES FROM SUCH SERVICE, WHO IS A CITIZEN OF THE  UNITED  STATES
OR  AN  ALIEN  LAWFULLY  ADMITTED  FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED
STATES AND WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK  AT  THE  TIME  OF
APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02442-01-3

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