Bill S1562-2011

Requires that judges receive proper certificates of authorization or be enrolled members of the party for which they are running in the primary election

Requires that judges be enrolled members of the party for which they are running in the primary election or to have received a proper certificate of authorization filed properly according to the election law.






TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the constitution, in relation to veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions

PURPOSE: Would allow any person who has received an appointment through civil service to be entitled to additional credit if said individual was classified as a veteran with disabilities after the first appointment or promotion.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amend Article 5 Section 6 of the Constitution to provide that in circumstances where a person has used a veteran's credit for civil service purposes and thereafter is classified as a disabled veteran, the additional credit which would be garnered by that designation may be used for a subsequent test or appointment.

JUSTIFICATION: Current law only allows veterans credit to be used once and does not allow for the veteran to apply additional credits if they are classified as disabled at a later date. This legislation would benefit individuals who, through no fault of their own, were not classified as a veteran with disabilities at the time of their first appointment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S.1311; 2009-10 S.737; 2007-08, S.6713.


EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.


STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1562 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. ADDABBO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Elections AN ACT to amend the election law, in relation to requiring judges to be enrolled members of the party for a primary election or to have received a proper certificate of authorization filed properly accord- ing to the election law THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 4 of section 6-120 of the election law, as amended by chapter 373 of the laws of 1978, is amended and a new subdi- vision 5 is added to read as follows: 4. This section shall not apply to a political party designating or nominating candidates for the first time[,] OR to candidates nominated by party caucus[, nor to candidates for judicial offices]. 5. THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ANY CANDIDATE FOR JUDICIAL OFFICE IN ANY ELECTION WHERE OTHER INDIVIDUALS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE THE NOMINATION IN A PRIMARY ELECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


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