senate Bill S4525

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Grants additional credit to volunteer firefighters in competitive civil service examinations for appointment and promotion, also for retention

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S4525 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง85-d, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A3999
2009-2010: A4037

S4525 - Summary

Grants additional credit to volunteer firefighters in competitive examinations, granted only at the time of establishing the resulting eligibility list; creates a preference in retention for volunteer firefighters of an additional sixty months credit with regard to lists of seniority for layoffs and terminations.

S4525 - Sponsor Memo

S4525 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4525

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 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  granting  addi-
  tional  credit  to  volunteer firefighters in competitive examinations
  and authorizing a  preference  in  retention  upon  the  abolition  of
  certain positions

  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
85-d to read as follows:
  S  85-D.   ADDITIONAL CREDIT ALLOWED VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS IN COMPET-
ITIVE EXAMINATIONS; PREFERENCE IN RETENTION UPON ABOLITION OF POSITIONS.
1. DEFINITIONS.   THE TERM "VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTER",  AS  USED  IN  THIS
SECTION,  SHALL HAVE THE SAME MEANING AS IS ASCRIBED TO THE TERM "VOLUN-
TEER FIREMAN" IN SECTION THREE OF THE  VOLUNTEER  FIREFIGHTERS'  BENEFIT
LAW.
  2.    ADDITIONAL  CREDITS  IN  COMPETITIVE  EXAMINATIONS  FOR ORIGINAL
APPOINTMENT OR PROMOTION.  (A)   ON ALL ELIGIBLE  LISTS  RESULTING  FROM
COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS, THE NAMES OF ELIGIBLES SHALL BE ENTERED IN THE
ORDER  OF THEIR RESPECTIVE FINAL EARNED RATINGS ON EXAMINATION, WITH THE
NAME OF THE ELIGIBLE WITH THE HIGHEST FINAL EARNED RATING AT THE HEAD OF
SUCH LIST; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT, FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING FINAL
EARNED RATINGS, VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE,  IN
A  COMPETITIVE  EXAMINATION  FOR ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT, AN ADDITIONAL TWO
POINTS FOR TEN YEARS OF SERVICE AS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER, FOUR  POINTS
FOR  TWENTY YEARS OF SUCH SERVICE, AND FIVE POINTS FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
OR  MORE  OF  SUCH  SERVICE;  AND,  IN  A  COMPETITIVE  EXAMINATION  FOR
PROMOTION,  AN ADDITIONAL ONE POINT FOR TEN YEARS OF SERVICE AS A VOLUN-
TEER FIREFIGHTER, TWO POINTS FOR TWENTY YEARS OF SUCH SERVICE,  AND  TWO
AND ONE-HALF POINTS FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OR MORE OF SUCH SERVICE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09872-01-3

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