A06539 Summary:

Amd S14-109, NYC Ad Cd
Waives the 60 credits required for New York City Auxiliary Police Officers to become members of the regular NYC police force for up to a period of 5 years, provided they are enrolled in college, otherwise meet the eligibility requirements and pass the entrance examination.
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A06539 Actions:

03/26/2015referred to cities
01/06/2016referred to cities
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A06539 Memo:

submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to qualifications to become a member of the police force of the city of New York   PURPOSE: This bill will provide a temporary waiver of the 60-credit requirement for a period of five years for New York City auxiliary police officers who apply to the New York City Police Department and have served contin- uously as an auxiliary police officer for four or more years; fulfilled all other entrance requirements, including passing the entrance exam; and are enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university in an associate or bachelor degree program.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 14-109 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York is amended by adding a new Subdivision c. This bill has the following four provisions: 1) Grants waiver to auxiliary police officers with four or more years service in the auxiliary police, or requires auxiliary applicant to be enrolled in a college degree program; 2) Provides five-year appointment as police officer with waiver; 3) Appointment converts to regular appointment on fulfillment of 60-cre- dit requirement; 4) Failure to fulfill 60-credit requirement terminates appointment at the end of five-years or allows for commissioner to grant extension or permanent appointment at his discretion.   JUSTIFICATION: Young men and women who care enough to volunteer their time and energy as New York City auxiliary police officers are worthy of special consid- eration when aspiring to serve as New York City police officers. Currently, however, there is a 60-credit educational eligibility requirement for individuals applying to become a New York City police officer. In an effort to provide auxiliary police officers with an access way into the New York City Police Department, this bill will establish a temporary waiver of the 60-credit requirement for a period of up to five years for auxiliary police officers applying to the posi- tion of police officer. The bill stipulates that the individual must have served continuously as an auxiliary officer for at least four years, have fulfilled all other entrance requirements, and is currently enrolled in a two- or four-year educational institution. The bill also stipulates that eligible auxiliary officers will receive a five-year appointment as a New York City police officer until proof of fulfillment of the educational requirement has been submitted. Auxilia- ry officers who do not fulfill the 60-credit requirement within the five year period will be subject to dismissal or other discretionary action taken by the commissioner.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2013-2014 A4734 2011-2012 A3565 2009-2010 A3406 2007-2008 A4016 2005-2006 A.1400 2003-2004 A.5142 2001-2002 A.11889   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the State.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This Act shall take effect immediately after it shall have become a law.
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A06539 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 26, 2015
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  PERRY, COOK -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Cities
        AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
          relation  to  qualifications to become a member of the police force of
          the city of New York
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Section  14-109 of the administrative code of the city of
     2  New York is amended by adding a new subdivision c to read as follows:
     3    c. Any applicant seeking to become a police officer with  the  regular
     4  New  York  city police force who, at the time of his or her application,
     5  is a member of the New York city auxiliary police force having at  least
     6  four years of continuous service as an auxiliary police officer shall be
     7  granted a waiver of the sixty-credit requirement for a job applicant for
     8  such  position,  if  such  auxiliary  police  officer  applicant has (i)
     9  fulfilled all other entrance requirements to  become  a  member  of  the
    10  regular  police force (including, but not limited to passing the depart-
    11  ment entrance examination), and (ii) is enrolled in a two or  four  year
    12  college or university course of study leading to an associate's or bach-
    13  elor's  degree. The commissioner shall establish a process for accepting
    14  such applications and making determination as to eligibility for  grant-
    15  ing  such waivers. The commissioner may deny grants of waiver for cause.
    16  An applicant for whom the sixty-credit requirement is waived as provided
    17  in this subdivision, if hired, shall be appointed pursuant to this waiv-
    18  er for a period not exceeding five years.   Upon the  filing  of  papers
    19  evidencing  the satisfaction of the sixty-credit requirement within such
    20  five-year period and provided that such person otherwise  qualifies  for
    21  regular  appointment,  such  hiree shall become a permanent appointee of
    22  the regular police force in the same manner and with the same rights and
    23  entitlements as a hiree who fulfilled the sixty-credit requirement prior
    24  to being hired. If at the conclusion of the  five-year  period  provided
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  for  in  this  subdivision  the  sixty-credit requirement remains unful-
     2  filled, such appointment as a police officer shall terminate unless,  at
     3  the discretion of the commissioner: (1) such person is granted an exten-
     4  sion  of such appointment for a period set by the commissioner requiring
     5  compliance with the sixty-credit requirement by the  end  date  of  such
     6  extension; or (2) such five-year appointment is converted by the commis-
     7  sioner  to  a permanent appointment.  All provisions of law, of the city
     8  charter, of local law, of this code and of rules  and  regulations  that
     9  are applicable to the employment and discipline of civil service employ-
    10  ees  and  police officers, except as provided in this subdivision, shall
    11  continue to apply to any persons hired in accordance with the provisions
    12  of this  subdivision.    The  commissioner  of  citywide  administrative
    13  services  and the police commissioner may adopt rules and/or regulations
    14  consistent with this subdivision to further effectuate its provisions.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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