senate Bill S3647

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to veterans' preferences with respect to civil service promotions

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 14, 2019 referred to governmental employees
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 06, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 01, 2019 2nd report cal.
Apr 30, 2019 1st report cal.493
Mar 14, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 15, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 11, 2019 referred to judiciary


S3647 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 5 §6, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

S3647 (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.

S3647 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3647 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 11, 2019

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


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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