Waives civil service examination application fees for veterans.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to waiving civil service examination application fees for veterans
PURPOSE: Creates new paragraph to Section 50, subsection 5 of the civil service law, which waives the civil service examination application fee for veterans.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Language has been added to provide an additional benefit for veterans by waiving the civil service examination application fee under Section 50 subsection of 5 of the civil service law. Further, describes the definition of a veteran to mean a member of the armed forces of the United States who served therein time of war, who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from such service, who is a citizen of the United States and who is a resident of the state of New York. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become law.
JUSTIFICATION: New York State provides a number of programs and services to assist our veterans who have served in defense of our freedoms, both at home and abroad. We need to do what we can to show our veterans that we are thankful for the job they have done. When many of these soldiers return home from service it is difficult for them to transition back into the state's workforce. The New York State Department of Civil Service has attempted to make state government a role model in creating opportunities for veterans. This legislation provides an added. benefit for veterans who would like to build or further a public service career with New York State or a local government in New York State.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill. Same as A.4227.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to state.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become law.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6327 IN SENATE January 26, 2012 ___________Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Veterans, Homeland Securi- ty and Military Affairs AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to waiving civil service examination application fees for veterans THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 5 of section 50 of the civil service law are relettered paragraphs (d) and (e) and a new paragraph (c) is added to read as follows: (C) NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (A) OF THIS SUBDIVI- SION, THE CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT, A MUNICIPAL COMMISSION OR A REGIONAL COMMISSION SHALL WAIVE THE APPLICATION FEE OF ANY CANDIDATE WHO PROVES, BY APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTARY PROOF, TO THE CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT, A MUNICIPAL COMMISSION OR A REGIONAL COMMISSION THAT HE OR SHE IS A VETER- AN. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THE TERM "VETERAN" MEANS A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES WHO SERVED THEREIN IN TIME OF WAR, WHO WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED OR RELEASED UNDER HONORABLE CIRCUMSTANCES FROM SUCH SERVICE, WHO IS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OR AN ALIEN LAWFULLY ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE UNITED STATES AND WHO IS A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08702-01-1