Bill Text: NY A07956 | 2011-2012 | General Assembly | Introduced
Bill Title: Relates to certain veterans and entitles them to 10 additional competitive civil service exam points if they are disabled and entitles them to 5 additional competitive civil service exam points if they are non-disabled and if they received certain medals or ribbons. [Track Bill]
Status: 2012-01-04 - referred to veterans' affairs [A07956 Detail]
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7956 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y May 25, 2011 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. RAMOS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to veterans and competitive civil service exam points THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 1 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 85 of the civil 2 service law, as amended by chapter 333 of the laws of 1993, is amended 3 to read as follows: 4 (a) The terms "veteran" and "non-disabled veteran" mean: 5 (1) a member of the armed forces of the United States who served ther- 6 ein in time of war, who was honorably discharged or released under 7 honorable circumstances from such service, who is a citizen of the 8 United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in 9 the United States and who is a resident of the state of New York at the 10 time of application for appointment or promotion or at the time of 11 retention, as the case may be; OR 12 (2) A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO WAS HONOR- 13 ABLY DISCHARGED OR RELEASED UNDER HONORABLE CIRCUMSTANCES FROM SUCH 14 SERVICE, WHO IS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OR AN ALIEN LAWFULLY 15 ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES, WHO IS A RESIDENT 16 OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OR 17 PROMOTION OR AT THE TIME OF RETENTION, AS THE CASE MAY BE, AND WHO WAS 18 AWARDED EITHER A: (I) COMBAT ACTION RIBBON, (II) COMBAT INFANTRYMAN 19 BADGE, (III) COMBAT MEDICAL BADGE, (IV) COMBAT ACTION BADGE, (V) COMBAT 20 RECOGNITION RIBBON, OR (VI) AIR FORCE COMBAT ACTION MEDAL. 21 S 2. Subparagraph 1 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 85 22 of the civil service law, as added by chapter 790 of the laws of 1958, 23 is amended to read as follows: 24 (1) Disabled veterans shall be entitled to receive ten points addi- 25 tional CREDIT in a competitive examination for original appointment and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09901-02-1 A. 7956 2 1 five points additional credit in a competitive examination for 2 promotion, and 3 S 3. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 85 of the civil service 4 law is amended by adding a new subparagraph 4 to read as follows: 5 (4) A VETERAN WHO IS CERTIFIED BY THE UNITED STATES VETERANS' ADMINIS- 6 TRATION OR A MILITARY DEPARTMENT AS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE DISABILITY 7 PAYMENTS UPON CERTIFICATION OF SUCH VETERANS' ADMINISTRATION OR A MILI- 8 TARY DEPARTMENT FOR A DISABILITY INCURRED BY HIM OR HER IN THE COURSE OF 9 HIS OR HER TIME OF SERVICE AND IN EXISTENCE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION 10 FOR APPOINTMENT OR PROMOTION OR AT THE TIME OF RETENTION, AS THE CASE 11 MAY BE, AND WHO WAS AWARDED EITHER A: (I) COMBAT ACTION RIBBON, (II) 12 COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE, (III) COMBAT MEDICAL BADGE, (IV) COMBAT ACTION 13 BADGE, (V) COMBAT RECOGNITION RIBBON, OR (VI) AIR FORCE COMBAT ACTION 14 MEDAL. 15 S 4. This act shall take effect immediately.