senate Bill S6722A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes a certain individual to take the competitive civil service examination and be placed on the eligible list for appointment as a full-time police officer

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May 15, 2014 print number 6722a
amend (t) and recommit to local government
Mar 04, 2014 referred to local government

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S6722 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8939A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Suffolk County

S6722 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes a certain individual to take the competitive civil service examination and be placed on the eligible list for appointment as a full-time police officer for the village of Southampton, county of Suffolk.

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BILL NUMBER:S6722

TITLE OF BILL: An act in relation to authorizing the village of
Southampton, county of Suffolk to hire Gregg Keghlian to fill a
full-time competitive position with the village of Southampton police
department

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize the Village of
Southampton to hire Gregg Keghlian to fill a full-time competitive
position with the Village of Southampton Police Department.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Authorizes the Village of
Southampton to appoint Gregg Keghlian to fill a full-time competitive
position with the Village of Southampton Police Department.

Section 2. Provides that Gregg Keghlian must be otherwise subject to
the merit and fitness provisions of the Civil Service Law applicable
to full-time police officers.

Section 3. Provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: In an effort to consolidate law enforcement services to
help stay within the 2% property tax cap, the Village of Southampton,
Suffolk County, is proposing to appoint Gregg Keghlian to the position
of full-time Police Officer. Currently, Gregg Keghlian is serving as a
full-time Court Officer and a part-time Police Officer with the
Southampton Village Police Department where he has been continuously
employed since 2007. While he is fully trained and is physically
capable of performing the job duties of a Police Officer, he has "aged
out" his ability to take the Civil Service exam for Police Officer in
Suffolk County as he is over the age of 35. He is a member of good
standing in the Southampton Village Police Department and would
require no academy or field training as he already performing these
duties in his current capacity.

In allowing this appointment, the Village would be able to function in
a more efficient manner without duplicating recourses. The position of
Court Officer would be eliminated and the assignment would be
consolidated into routine police patrol and building security
function. The Police Department is responsible for court security, so
this would not be a change in function or take away from the court.
It will, however, allow the Police Department to more efficiently
utilize manpower and streamline services.

Officer Keghlian has an employment history with the Southampton
Village Police Department, as well as many years of experience. He is
Suffolk County Civil Service Qualified for the position as he has
passed the medical, physical, background and polygraph requirements of
the County of Suffolk. He is recognized as a Police Officer in good
standing with the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
and meets the criteria for Section 58 of the Civil Service Law, except
for the age requirement.

The cost savings to the Village of Southampton would include savings
from consolidating services and the cost of hiring and training a new
officer. It would allow a vacancy to be filled immediately by an
experienced officer with a long-standing rapport with the community.


This legislation would allow the Village of Southampton to exercise
local discretion and put maximum effort into controlling costs and
abiding by the 2% cap mandate without imposing any additional
financial burden on to the taxpayers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2014: New Legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6722                                                  A. 8939

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment

IN  ASSEMBLY  -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Governmental Employees

AN ACT in relation to authorizing the village of Southampton, county  of
  Suffolk  to  hire Gregg Keghlian to fill a full-time competitive posi-
  tion with the village of Southampton police department

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

  Section  1. Notwithstanding section 58 of the civil service law or any
other law to  the  contrary,  the  village  of  Southampton,  county  of
Suffolk,  is  hereby  authorized  and  directed upon the approval of the
village board of trustees and the police chief of the village of  South-
ampton,  to appoint Gregg Keghlian, who is currently employed as a full-
time court officer and part-time police officer with the police  depart-
ment  of the village of Southampton, to a full-time competitive position
as a police officer with the police department of such village.
  S 2. Gregg Keghlian shall  be  otherwise  subject  to  the  merit  and
fitness  provisions  of  the  civil  service law applicable to full-time
police officers.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14066-01-4

S6722A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8939A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Suffolk County

S6722A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Authorizes a certain individual to take the competitive civil service examination and be placed on the eligible list for appointment as a full-time police officer for the village of Southampton, county of Suffolk.

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BILL NUMBER:S6722A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to authorize a certain individual to take the
competitive civil service examination and be placed on the eligible list
for appointment as a full-time police officer for the village of South-
ampton, county of Suffolk

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To authorize Gregg Keghlian to take the
competitive civil service examination and be placed on the eligible list
for appointment as a full-time police officer for Village of Southampton
Police Department.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. Authorizes Gregg Keghlian to
take the competitive civil service examination and shall, contingent
upon his score on such exam, be eligible to be placed on the eligible
list for appointment as a full-time police office for Village of South-
ampton Police Department

Section 2. Provides that Gregg Keghlian must be otherwise subject to the
merit and fitness provisions of the Civil Service Law applicable to
full-time police officers.

Section 3. Provides for an immediate effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: Section 58 of the Civil Service Law provides that no
person shall be eligible for provisional or permanent appointment in the
competitive class of the civil service as a police officer if they are
less than 20 or more than 35 years of age. This restriction may limit
the efforts of small municipalities, like the Village of Southampton in
Suffolk County, to consolidate services and stay within the two percent
property tax cap.

Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 58 of the Civil Service Law,
or any other law to the contrary, Gregg Keghlian, who has been contin-
uously employed by the Village of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk,
as a full-time court officer and part-time police officer with the
Southampton Village Police Department, shall be eligible to take the
competitive civil service examination for the position of police officer
and shall, contingent upon his score on such examination, be eligible to
be placed on the eligible list for appointment as a full-time police
officer for the Village of Southampton.

Gregg Keghlian shall otherwise be subject to the merit and fitness
provisions of the civil service law applicable to full-time police offi-
cers.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2014: New Legislation.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.

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
________________________________________________________________________

    S. 6722--A                                            A. 8939--A

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                              March 4, 2014
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Local Govern-
  ment  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. THIELE -- read once  and  referred
  to  the  Committee  on Governmental Employees -- committee discharged,
  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended  and  recommitted  to  said
  committee

AN  ACT  to authorize a certain individual to take the competitive civil
  service examination and be placed on the eligible list for appointment
  as a full-time police officer for the village of  Southampton,  county
  of Suffolk

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

  Section 1. Notwithstanding section 58 of the civil service law or  any
other  law  to  the  contrary, Gregg Keghlian, who has been continuously
employed by the village of Southampton, in the county of Suffolk,  as  a
full-time  court  officer  and  part-time police officer with the police
department of the village of Southampton, shall be eligible to take  the
competitive civil service examination for the position of police officer
and shall, contingent upon his score on such examination, be eligible to
be  placed  on  the  eligible list for appointment as a full-time police
officer with the police department of such village.
  S 2. Gregg Keghlian shall  be  otherwise  subject  to  the  merit  and
fitness  provisions  of  the  civil  service law applicable to full-time
police officers.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14066-02-4

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