senate Bill S6755

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans' preferences with respect to civil service promotions

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 15, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 12, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jul 10, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
Jun 20, 2017 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.2104
to attorney-general for opinion
Jun 16, 2017 referred to rules

S6755 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 5 §6, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S3647
2021-2022: S161

S6755 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to veterans' preferences with respect to civil service promotions; removes requirement of service during a time of war for additional points on civil service examinations for veterans.

S6755 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6755 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2017

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules


proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the constitution, in
  relation to civil service appointments and promotions; veterans' pref-
  erences and credits

  Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 6 of  arti-
cle 5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
  § 6. Appointments and promotions in the civil service of the state and
all of the civil divisions thereof, including cities and villages, shall
be  made  according  to  merit  and fitness to be ascertained, as far as
practicable, by examination which,  as  far  as  practicable,  shall  be
competitive;  provided,  however, that any member of the armed forces of
the United States [who served therein in time of war, and] who,  at  the
time of such member's appointment or promotion, is a citizen or an alien
lawfully  admitted  for  permanent  residence in the United States and a
resident of this state and is honorably  discharged  or  released  under
honorable  circumstances from such service, shall be entitled to receive
five points additional credit in a competitive examination for  original
appointment and two and one-half points additional credit in an examina-
tion  for  promotion  or,  if  such  member  was  disabled in the actual
performance of duty [in any war] and his or her disability is  certified
by  the  United States department of veterans affairs to be in existence
at the time of application for appointment or promotion, he or she shall
be entitled to receive ten points additional  credit  in  a  competitive
examination  for  original appointment and five points additional credit
in an examination for promotion. Such additional credit shall  be  added
to  the final earned rating of such member after he or she has qualified
in an examination and shall be granted only at the time of establishment
of an eligible list. No such member shall receive the additional  credit
granted  by  this  section after he or she has received one appointment,
either original entrance or promotion, from an eligible list on which he

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets


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