|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 15, 2016||referred to governmental employees|
delivered to assembly
|May 05, 2016||advanced to third reading|
|May 04, 2016||2nd report cal.|
|May 03, 2016||1st report cal.628|
|Mar 30, 2016||referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs|
senate Bill S7126
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7126 (ACTIVE) - Details
S7126 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7126 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to positions for disabled veterans and veterans with disabilities PURPOSE : This bill provides that the civil service program, setting aside state employment opportunities for disabled veterans shall be a mandatory program, not a discretionary program. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : Section one of the bill provides that the 55-C program, renamed the 55-D program, shall be a mandatory program. Section two of the bill provides that this act shall take effect 90 days after becoming law. JUSTIFICATION : In February 2016, the NYS Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs held a Round Table event to focus on Veteran Employment Opportunities. During the event, it was disclosed that the 55-C program, which allows state agencies to set aside certain state positions which are to be filled by disabled veterans,
S7126 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7126 I N S E N A T E March 30, 2016 ___________ Introduced by Sens. CROCI, ADDABBO, GOLDEN, AVELLA, CARLUCCI, HANNON, LARKIN, MARTINS, ORTT, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SERINO, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to positions for disabled veterans and veterans with disabilities THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 55-c of the civil service law, as amended by chap- ter 603 of the laws of 1995, subdivision 1 as amended by chapter 340 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: S [55-c] 55-D. Employment of veterans with disabilities by the state. 1. The commission [may] SHALL determine [up to] five hundred positions with duties such as can be performed by disabled veterans and veterans with disabilities who are found otherwise qualified to perform satisfac- torily the duties of any such position. Upon such determination, the said positions shall be classified in the noncompetitive class, and may be filled only by veterans of the armed forces of the United States who served therein during time of war, as defined in paragraph (c) of subdi- vision one of section eighty-five of this chapter, and (a) who establish by appropriate documentary evidence that they are disabled veterans, as defined in paragraph (b) of subdivision one of section eighty-five of this chapter, or (b) by those veterans, as defined in paragraph (a) of subdivision one of section eighty-five of this chapter, who shall have been certified by the employee health service of the department as being disabled but capable of performing the duties of said positions. Prior- ity in certification and referral of both such disabled veterans and certified disabled but capable veterans shall be given to those veterans who received a wound in combat, as documented by the awarding of the purple heart, as authorized by the United States department of defense, and that wound is the cause of, or a substantially contributing factor to, the degree of impairment, who otherwise meet the requirements of this section. The number of veterans appointed pursuant to this section shall not exceed five hundred. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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