senate Bill S976

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to eligibility for permanent appointment of certain police officers

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 07, 2014 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 26, 2014 advanced to third reading
Mar 25, 2014 2nd report cal.
Mar 24, 2014 1st report cal.327
Jan 08, 2014 referred to civil service and pensions
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 29, 2013 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 20, 2013 advanced to third reading
Mar 19, 2013 2nd report cal.
Mar 18, 2013 1st report cal.218
Jan 09, 2013 referred to civil service and pensions

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Mar 24, 2014 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

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Absent
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Excused
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Abstained
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Mar 24, 2014

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Mar 18, 2013 - Civil Service and Pensions committee Vote

S976
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Nay
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Absent
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Civil Service and Pensions Committee Vote: Mar 18, 2013

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S976 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6488
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Civil Service Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง58, Civ Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7438, A10130, A4213, A4352
2013-2014: A4352
2009-2010: A1594, A8418

S976 - Bill Texts

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Provides that the maximum age requirement of thirty-five years shall not apply to any police officer of any political subdivision maintaining a police department serving a population of three thousand or less if the eligible list has been exhausted and there are no other eligible candidates; provided, however, the police officer themselves are on the eligible list of such county, town, city or village and meet all other requirements of merit and fitness set forth in the civil service law.

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BILL NUMBER:S976

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the civil service law, in relation to eligibility for
permanent appointment of certain police officers

PURPOSE:
This bill removes particular eligibility requirements for permanent
appointment of certain police officers.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 - amends subparagraphs (ii) and (Hi) of paragraph (a) of
subdivision 1 of section 58 of the civil service law. Makes the
maximum age requirement of thirty-five years not applicable to any
officer, who was employed by the Buffalo municipal housing authority
from January 1, 2005 - June 30 if they take the next written exam
offered. The maximum age requirement of 35 years is also lifted for
any officer when the eligibility list has been exhausted and no other
candidates are eligible as long as these officers are on said list,
remain fit and have not passed the age of 39.

Section 1 - also adds new subparagraph (iv). Makes the age requirement
of 35 inapplicable to any officer of any political subdivision
maintaining a police department that serves a population of 3,000 or
less, if the eligible list has been exhausted, there are no other
eligible candidates, and the officer has met all other merit and
fitness requirements.

JUSTIFICATION:
For small localities of New York, it is difficult to continue to
maintain a qualified workforce and insure the ample service that
their communities depend on due to some job eligibility requirements.
Due to the age and residency requirement, it's often an uphill battle
to make sure that essential positions are filled with qualified
candidates.
These localities have to choose from a much smaller applicant pool
since their populations are no where near as large as -other
political subdivisions.

This bill allows localities to fill this hiring void and allows them
an easier time when appointing candidates from part time employment
to full time. Thus, insuring the most capable workforce to service
the community.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
S.7438 - Committed to Rules

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                   976

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LIBOUS -- 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  eligibility  for
  permanent appointment of certain police officers

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs (ii) and (iii) of paragraph (a)  of  subdivi-
sion 1 of section 58 of the civil service law, as amended by chapter 346
of the laws of 2008, are amended and a new subparagraph (iv) is added to
read as follows:
  (ii) such maximum age requirement of thirty-five years shall not apply
to  any  police officer as defined in subdivision thirty-four of section
1.20 of the criminal procedure law, who was continuously employed by the
Buffalo municipal housing authority between January first, two  thousand
five  and June thirtieth, two thousand five and who takes the next writ-
ten exam offered after the effective date of this  subparagraph  by  the
city  of  Buffalo  civil  service  commission for employment as a police
officer in the city of Buffalo police department, or June thirtieth, two
thousand six, whichever is later; [and]
  (iii) such maximum age requirement  of  thirty-five  years  shall  not
apply  to any police officer of any county, town, city or village police
force not otherwise provided for in this section if  the  eligible  list
has been exhausted and there are no other eligible candidates; provided,
however,  the police officer themselves are on the eligible list of such
county, town, city or village and meet all other requirements  of  merit
and  fitness set forth by this chapter and do not exceed the maximum age
of thirty-nine; AND
  (IV) SUCH MAXIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT OF THIRTY-FIVE YEARS SHALL NOT APPLY
TO ANY POLICE OFFICER OF ANY POLITICAL SUBDIVISION MAINTAINING A  POLICE
DEPARTMENT  SERVING A POPULATION OF THREE THOUSAND OR LESS IF THE ELIGI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05272-01-3

S. 976                              2

BLE LIST HAS BEEN EXHAUSTED AND THERE ARE NO OTHER ELIGIBLE  CANDIDATES;
PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THE  POLICE OFFICER MEETS ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS OF
MERIT AND FITNESS SET FORTH BY THIS CHAPTER;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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