Relates to veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions; increases the the credit preference for wartime and disabled wartime veterans by five points for a competitive examination for original appointment and by two and one-half points for a competitive examination for promotion.
Ayes (63): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the civil service law, in relation to veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions
PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This legislation increases the point credit for veterans and disabled veterans with regard to civil service appointments and promotions.
SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends section 85 of the civil service law to increase from 10 to 15 additional points on an appointment exam for disabled veterans, and 7.5 points on a promotional exam. Also increases from 5 to 10 additional credits for non-disabled veterans for original exams, and from 2.5 points to 5 on a promotional exam.
JUSTIFICATION: Veterans across New York State are struggling to find employment in private-sector industries hit hard by the recession. Unemployment among all veterans in New York is over 7 percent. Unemployment has reached a staggering 20 percent for veterans under the age of 30 who recently returned home from Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a significant number of recently returned veterans have reported service-connected disabilities.
Our servicemen and women put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. We are therefore responsible for enhancing their economic opportunities to provide for themselves and for their families when they return home. This bill will achieve this by providing tax relief to businesses that hire returning and wounded veterans.
PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: S.6082 of 2011-12; Referred to Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 717 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 veterans' credits for civil service appointments and promotions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraphs 1 and 2 of paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 85 of the civil service law, as added by chapter 790 of the laws of 1958, are amended to read as follows: (1) Disabled veterans shall be entitled to receive
[ten]FIFTEEN points additional in a competitive examination for original appointment and [five]SEVEN AND ONE-HALF points additional credit in a competitive examination for promotion, and (2) Non-disabled veterans shall be entitled to receive [five]TEN points additional credit in a competitive examination for original appointment and [two and one-half]FIVE points additional credit in a competitive examination for promotion. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04644-01-3