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A06468 Summary:

COSPNSRColton, Miller, Simanowitz
Amd Art 5 S6, Constn
Authorizes veterans' and disabled veterans' credits to be added to an individual's civil service examination after the establishment of the appropriate eligible list.
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A06468 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 25, 2015
        Introduced  by  M. of A. CUSICK, COLTON, MILLER, SIMANOWITZ -- read once
          and referred to the Committee on Governmental Employees
        proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the constitution, in
          relation to the application of  veterans'  credits  to  civil  service
     1    Section  1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 6 of article
     2  5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    § 6. Appointments and promotions in the civil service of the state and
     4  all of the civil divisions thereof, including cities and villages, shall
     5  be made according to merit and fitness to  be  ascertained,  as  far  as
     6  practicable,  by  examination  which,  as  far  as practicable, shall be
     7  competitive; provided, however, that any member of the armed  forces  of
     8  the  United  States  who  served therein in time of war, and who, at the
     9  time of such member's appointment or promotion, is a citizen or an alien
    10  lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the  United  States  and  a
    11  resident  of  this  state  and is honorably discharged or released under
    12  honorable circumstances from such service, shall be entitled to  receive
    13  five  points additional credit in a competitive examination for original
    14  appointment and two and one-half points additional credit in an examina-
    15  tion for promotion or,  if  such  member  was  disabled  in  the  actual
    16  performance of duty in any war and his or her disability is certified by
    17  the  United  States department of veterans affairs to be in existence at
    18  the time of application for appointment or promotion, he or she shall be
    19  entitled to receive ten points additional credit in a competitive  exam-
    20  ination for original appointment and five points additional credit in an
    21  examination  for promotion. Such additional credit shall be added to the
    22  final earned rating of such member after he or she has qualified  in  an
    23  examination  and  [shall]  may  be granted [only at] after the [time of]
    24  establishment of an eligible list, if an applicant was  placed  on  such
    25  list  without such additional credit and subsequent to such placement he
    26  or she was ordered to active military duty, other than  training,  to  a
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  combat theater or combat zone of operations that qualifies the applicant
     2  for  additional  credit  as  a veteran or disabled veteran, provided the
     3  eligible list has not expired and the applicant  makes  application  for
     4  the  additional  credit  within  two months after receiving an honorable
     5  discharge or being released under  honorable  circumstances.    No  such
     6  member shall receive the additional credit granted by this section after
     7  he  or  she  has  received  one appointment, either original entrance or
     8  promotion, from an eligible list on which he  or  she  was  allowed  the
     9  additional  credit  granted  by  this section, except where a member has
    10  been appointed or promoted from an eligible list on which he or she  was
    11  allowed  additional  credit  for military service and subsequent to such
    12  appointment he or she is disabled as  provided  in  this  section,  such
    13  member shall be entitled to ten points additional credit less the number
    14  of points of additional credit allowed for the prior appointment.
    15    §  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
    16  referred to the first regular legislative session  convening  after  the
    17  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
    18  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
    19  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
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