Bill Text: NY A05549 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to additional credit allowed veterans in competitive examinations; expands the definition of "veteran" and "non-disabled veteran" to include the spouse and/or children of a member of the armed forces of the United States who served therein in time of war and was subsequently killed in the line of duty.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 16-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-13 - referred to governmental employees [A05549 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05549-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5549
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 13, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. BRABENEC -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Employees
        AN  ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to additional credit
          allowed veterans in competitive examinations; preference in  retention
          upon abolition of positions
          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  a  member  of
     5  the armed forces of the United States who served therein in time of war,
     6  who  was  honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances
     7  from such service, who is a citizen of the United  States  or  an  alien
     8  lawfully  admitted  for permanent residence in the United States and who
     9  is a resident of the state of New York at the time  of  application  for
    10  appointment  or  promotion  or at the time of retention, as the case may
    11  be. The terms "veteran" and "non-disabled veteran" shall also  mean  the
    12  spouse  and/or  children  of  a member of the armed forces of the United
    13  States who served therein in time of war and was subsequently killed  in
    14  the line of duty.
    15    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08068-01-9
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