Bill Text: NY A08057 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to the qualifications of fire chiefs in any fire department, fire district or fire protection district that employs fewer than five paid firefighters.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2018-12-21 - signed chap.406 [A08057 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A08057-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                                                                Cal. No. 576
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      May 25, 2017
        Introduced  by  M. of A. ABBATE, BRABENEC -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of
          A. BYRNE -- read once and referred to the  Committee  on  Governmental
          Employees  -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
          amended and recommitted to said committee -- ordered to a third  read-
          ing,  amended  and ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order
          of third reading
        AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to the minimum quali-
          fications to serve as a  fire  chief  in  any  fire  department,  fire
          district  or  fire  protection district that employs five or more paid
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Subdivision 6 of section 58-a of the civil service law, as
     2  amended by section 1 of part A of chapter 101 of the laws  of  2013,  is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    6. The provisions of this section shall not apply to appointments made
     5  by  any county, city, town, village or fire district which employs [five
     6  or fewer] fewer than five fire fighters.
     7    § 2. Section 58-a of the civil service law is amended by adding a  new
     8  subdivision 7 to read as follows:
     9    7.  Notwithstanding  any  other  provision of this law or any general,
    10  special or local law to the contrary, no person shall  be  eligible  for
    11  provisional  or  permanent  appointment as a fire chief other than those
    12  chiefs employed by a fire department of cities with a population of  one
    13  million or more unless he or she shall:
    14    (a)  satisfy the basic requirements for education, health and physical
    15  fitness established by the state fire administrator pursuant to  section
    16  one hundred fifty-eight of the executive law; and
    17    (b) has successfully completed training and education courses of mini-
    18  mum  contact  hour criteria approved by the state fire administrator and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 8057--B                          2
     1  received certification for supervisory level 1 or higher pursuant to  19
     2  NYCRR 427.9.
     3    §  3.  This  act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
     4  have become a law and shall apply to any appointment  as  a  fire  chief
     5  established on or after such date.