|SAME AS||SAME AS S02209|
|COSPNSR||Colton, 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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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6468 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 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the constitution, in relation to the application of veterans' credits to civil service examinations 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. LBD89047-01-5A. 6468 2 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.