Bill Text: NY S05206 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the minimum qualifications to serve as a fire chief in any fire department, fire district or fire protection district that employs six or more paid firefighters.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-06 - ADVANCED TO THIRD READING [S05206 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05206-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5206
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     April 16, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by Sen. GOUNARDES -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Civil Service and Pensions
        AN  ACT to amend the civil service law and the general municipal law, in
          relation to the minimum qualifications to serve as a fire chief in any
          fire department,  fire  district  or  fire  protection  district  that
          employs six or more paid firefighters
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 6 and paragraph (b) of subdivision 7 of section
     2  58-a of the civil service law, subdivision 6 as  amended  and  paragraph
     3  (b)  of  subdivision  7 as added by chapter 406 of the laws of 2018, are
     4  amended to read as follows:
     5    6. The provisions of this section shall not apply to appointments made
     6  by any county, city, town, village or fire district which employs [fewer
     7  than five] five or fewer fire fighters.
     8    (b) has successfully completed  training  and  education  [courses  of
     9  minimum  contact hour criteria approved] requirements established by the
    10  state fire administrator [and  received  certification  for  supervisory
    11  level 1 or higher pursuant to 19 NYCRR 427.9].
    12    §  2.  The  general  municipal  law is amended by adding a new section
    13  204-dd to read as follows:
    14    § 204-dd. Qualifications of a fire chief. No person shall be  eligible
    15  for appointment or election as the fire chief, or any title or rank that
    16  includes the duties of the chief, in any fire department or fire company
    17  with  six or more paid firefighters, unless he or she meets the require-
    18  ments established pursuant to subdivision seven of section fifty-eight-a
    19  of the civil service law. For the purpose  of  this  section,  the  term
    20  firefighter  shall  mean  a  member  of  a  fire department whose duties
    21  include fire service as defined in paragraph d of subdivision eleven  of
    22  section three hundred two of the retirement and social security law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11078-01-9

        S. 5206                             2
     1    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
     2  it  shall  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition of any
     3  rule or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act  on  its
     4  effective date are authorized to be made and completed on or before such
     5  effective date.
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