Bill Text: NY S05118 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended

Bill Title: Relates to the appointment and promotion of supervisors of the emergency medical service.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-12-21 - APPROVAL MEMO.17 [S05118 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-S05118-Amended.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
            Cal. No. 565
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                      March 8, 2017
        Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
          -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to first and second
          report, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and delivered  to
          the  Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third reading,
          amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place  in  the  order  of
          third  reading  --  again amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its
          place in the order of third reading
        AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation  to  the  appointment
          and promotion of supervisors of the emergency medical service
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The civil service law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  59-b to read as follows:
     3    §  59-b.  Promotions of supervisory personnel of the emergency medical
     4  service. 1. The legislature hereby finds and declares that  the  contin-
     5  ued,  uninterrupted,  adequate  and  efficient  operation  of  emergency
     6  medical services is necessary for the general  welfare  of  the  people;
     7  that such adequate operation involves and requires personnel with highly
     8  specialized  ability,  skill,  training and knowledge, which necessitate
     9  that vacancies in the emergency medical services  in  the  positions  of
    10  Supervising  Emergency  Medical  Service Specialist Level II (Captains),
    11  Deputy Chief, Division Chief, and Division Commander, shall be filled as
    12  far as practicable by promotion from among persons  holding  competitive
    13  class  positions in a lower grade in the department in which the vacancy
    14  exists, provided that such lower grade positions are in direct  line  of
    15  promotion, as determined by the department or municipal commission.
    16    2.  Promotion  shall  be  based  on merit and fitness as determined by
    17  competitive examination, due weight being given to seniority. The previ-
    18  ous training and experience of the candidates, and  performance  ratings
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  where  available,  may  be considered and given due weight as factors in
     2  determining the relative merit and fitness of candidates for promotion.
     3    3.  Any employee holding a provisional or discretionary appointment in
     4  the  affected  supervisory  titles  of  the  emergency  medical  service
     5  described in subdivision one of this section shall be given the opportu-
     6  nity  to  participate  in  a competitive promotional examination for the
     7  next higher level title.
     8    4. Except as provided above, the  provisions  of  this  chapter  shall
     9  apply to employees covered by this section.
    10    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.