Bill S6371-2013

Provides that the periods of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and from November 21, 1979 to October 20, 1981 be "time of war" periods for civil service credit

Provides that the periods of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and from November 21, 1979 to October 20, 1981 be "time of war" periods for civil service credit.

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  • Jan 21, 2014: REFERRED TO VETERANS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

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BILL NUMBER:S6371

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to making the Iranian Hostage Crisis "time of war" for civil service credit

PURPOSE: Provides that the periods of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and from November 21, 1979 to October 20, 1981 be "time of war" periods for civil service credit.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Amends paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 85 of the civil service law by adding two new subparagraphs 9 and 10 to read as follows:

Subparagraph 9: Hostilities participated in by military forces of the United State, blown as the Iranian Hostage Crisis, in the Indian Ocean/Iran/Yeman, from the eighth day of December, 1978 to the sixth day of June, 1979, as established by receipt of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, or the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal.

Subparagraph 10: Hostilities participated in by military forces of the United State in the Indian Ocean/Iran/, from the twenty-first day of November, 1979 to the twentieth day of October, 1981, as established by receipt of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Navy Expeditionary Medal, or the Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal

Section 2: allows the act to take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: US Military veterans from New York State who defended our country during hostilities should have the ability to earn civil service promotional points. Veterans who served in hostile actions during the Lebanon. Granada, and Panama crises may be eligible for certain state benefits, but those who served during the Iranian Hostage Crisis have been overlooked and are not able to receive these same benefits. This legislation will allow our brave soldiers to earn civil service credit if they served during the Iranian Hostage Crisis and during hostilities participated in by the military of the United States November 21, 1979 to October 20, 1981.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2012 - A.2613 - Held in Veterans Affairs 2010 - A. 8335 - Held in Veterans Affairs 2008 - A.7081 - Held in Veterans Affairs

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6371 IN SENATE January 21, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. MARCHIONE -- 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 making the Iranian Hostage Crisis "time of war" for civil service credit THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subdivision 1 of section 85 of the civil service law is amended by adding two new subparagraphs 9 and 10 to read as follows: (9) HOSTILITIES PARTICIPATED IN BY MILITARY FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, KNOWN AS THE IRANIAN HOSTAGE CRISIS, IN THE INDIAN OCEAN/IRAN/YEMAN, FROM THE EIGHTH DAY OF DECEMBER, NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-EIGHT TO THE SIXTH DAY OF JUNE, NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE, AS ESTABLISHED BY RECEIPT OF THE ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL, THE NAVY EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL, OR THE MARINE CORPS EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL. (10) HOSTILITIES PARTICIPATED IN BY MILITARY FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES IN THE INDIAN OCEAN/IRAN, FROM THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF NOVEMBER, NINETEEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE TO THE TWENTIETH DAY OF OCTOBER, NINETEEN HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE, AS ESTABLISHED BY RECEIPT OF THE ARMED FORCES EXPED- ITIONARY MEDAL, THE NAVY EXPEDITIONARY MEDAL, OR THE MARINE CORPS EXPED- ITIONARY MEDAL. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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