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LAWS OF NEW YORK, CHAPTER 75 of the Laws of 2008
(AMENDS SECTION 85-a)

85-a. Additional credits allowed children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty. 1. Additional credit authorized. Additional credits shall be allowed children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty, as "child" in this section in competitive examinations for original appointment. (a) On all eligible lists resulting from competitive examinations, the names of eligible persons shall be entered in the order of their respective final earned ratings on examinations, with the name of the eligible person with the highest final earned ratings at the head of such list, provided, however, that for the purpose of determining final earned ratings, children of firefighters and police officers killed in the line of duty shall be entitled to receive an additional ten points in a competitive examination for original appointment in the same municipality in which his or her parent has served. For the purposes of this paragraph, a police officer or firefighter shall be deemed to have "served" in a municipality if he or she was employed by, or worked primarily in, that municipality.
(b) Such additional credit shall be added to the final earned rating of such child, as the case may be, after he or she has qualified in the competitive examination and shall be granted only at the time of establishment of the resulting eligible list.
2. Application for additional credit; proof of eligibility; establishment of eligible list. Any candidate, believing himself or herself entitled to additional credit in a competitive examination as provided in this section, may make application for such additional credit at any time between the date of his or her application for examination and the date of the establishment of the resulting eligible list. Such candidates shall be allowed a period of not less than two months from the date of the filing of his or her application for examination in which to establish by appropriate documentary proof his or her eligibility to receive additional credit under this section. At any time after two months have elapsed since the final date for filing applications for a competitive examination for original appointment, the eligible list resulting from such examination may be established, notwithstanding the fact that a child who has applied for additional credit has failed to establish his or her eligibility to receive such additional credit. A candidate who fails to establish, by appropriate documentary proof, his or her eligibility to receive additional credit by the time an eligible list is established shall not thereafter be granted additional credit on such eligible list.
3. Use of additional credit. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, no person who has received a permanent original appointment in the civil service of the state or of any city or civil division thereof from an eligible list on which he or she was allowed the additional credit granted by this section as a child, shall thereafter be entitled to any additional credit under this section as a child.
(b) Where, at the time of establishment of an eligible list, the position of a child on such list has not been affected by the addition of credits granted under this section, the appointment of such child from such eligible list shall not be deemed to have been made from an eligible list on which he or she was allowed the additional credit granted by this section.
(c) If, at the time of appointment from an eligible list, a child is in the same relative standing among the eligible persons who are willing to accept appointment as if he or she had not been granted the additional credits as provided by this section, his or her appointment from such eligible persons shall not be deemed to have been made from an eligible list on which he or she was allowed such additional credits.
(d) Where a child has been originally appointed from an eligible list on which he or she was allowed such additional credit, but such appointment is thereafter terminated either at the end of the probationary term or by resignation at or before the end of the probationary term, he or she shall not be deemed to have been appointed, as the case may be, from an eligible list on which he or she is allowed additional credit, and such appointment shall not affect his or her eligibility for additional credit in other examinations.
4. Withdrawal of application; election to relinquish additional credit. An application for additional credit in a competitive examination under this section may be withdrawn by the applicant at any time prior to the establishment of the resulting eligible list. At any time during the term of existence of an eligible list resulting from a competitive examination in which a child has received the additional credit granted by this section, such child may elect, prior to permanent original appointment, to relinquish the additional credit theretofore granted to him or her and except the lower position on such eligible list to which he or she would otherwise have been entitled; provided, however, that such election shall thereafter be irrevocable. Such election shall be in writing and signed by the child, and transmitted to the department or the appropriate municipal civil service commission.
5. Roster. The department and each municipal commission shall establish and maintain in its office a roster of all such children appointed as a result of additional credits granted by this section to positions under its jurisdiction. The appointment of a child as a result of additional credits shall be void if such child, prior to such appointment, had been appointed as a result of additional credits granted by this section.

01/09

LAWS OF NEW YORK, 2003

CHAPTER 500


AN ACT to amend the civil service law, in relation to special rights for siblings of firefighters and police officers

Became a law September 9, 2003, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEMBLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The civil service law is amended by adding a new section 85-b to read as follows:

S 85-B. ADDITIONAL CREDITS ALLOWED SIBLINGS OF FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. 1. DEFINITION. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY" SHALL MEAN HAVING DIED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY AS THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK ON SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH, TWO THOUSAND ONE OR AS THE NATURAL AND PROXIMATE RESULT OF PARTICIPATION IN THE RESCUE EFFORT THAT WAS CONDUCTED IN RESPONSE TO SUCH ATTACK.

2. ADDITIONAL CREDIT AUTHORIZED. ADDITIONAL CREDITS SHALL BE ALLOWED SIBLINGS OF FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS FOR ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT. (A) ON ALL ELIGIBLE LISTS RESULTING FROM COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS, THE NAMES OF ELIGIBLE PERSONS SHALL BE ENTERED IN THE ORDER OF THEIR RESPECTIVE FINAL EARNED RATINGS ON EXAMINATIONS, WITH THE NAME OF THE ELIGIBLE PERSON WITH THE HIGHEST FINAL EARNED RATINGS AT THE HEAD OF SUCH LIST, PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING FINAL EARNED RATINGS, SIBLINGS OF FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY SHALL BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL TEN POINTS IN A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT IN THE SAME MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH HIS OR HER SIBLING HAS SERVED.

(B) SUCH ADDITIONAL CREDIT SHALL BE ADDED TO THE FINAL EARNED RATING OF SUCH SIBLING, AS THE CASE MAY BE, AFTER HE OR SHE HAS QUALIFIED IN THE COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION AND SHALL BE GRANTED ONLY AT THE TIME OF ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RESULTING ELIGIBLE LIST.

3. APPLICATION FOR ADDITIONAL CREDIT; PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY; ESTABLISHMENT OF ELIGIBLE LIST. ANY CANDIDATE, BELIEVING HIMSELF OR HERSELF ENTITLED TO ADDITIONAL CREDIT IN A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION AS PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, MAY MAKE APPLICATION FOR SUCH ADDITIONAL CREDIT AT ANY TIME BETWEEN THE DATE OF HIS OR HER APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION AND THE DATE OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RESULTING ELIGIBLE LIST. SUCH CANDIDATES SHALL BE ALLOWED A PERIOD OF NOT LESS THAN TWO MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FILING OF HIS OR HER APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION IN WHICH TO ESTABLISH BY APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTARY PROOF HIS OR HER ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL CREDIT UNDER THIS SECTION. AT ANY TIME AFTER TWO MONTHS HAVE ELAPSED SINCE THE FINAL DATE FOR FILING APPLICATIONS FOR A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT, THE ELIGIBLE LIST RESULTING FROM SUCH EXAMINATION MAY BE ESTABLISHED, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT A SIBLING WHO HAS APPLIED FOR ADDITIONAL CREDIT HAS FAILED TO ESTABLISH HIS OR HER ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE SUCH ADDITIONAL CREDIT. A CANDIDATE WHO FAILS TO ESTABLISH, BY APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTARY PROOF, HIS OR HER ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL CREDIT BY THE TIME AN ELIGIBLE LIST IS ESTABLISHED SHALL NOT THEREAFTER BE GRANTED ADDITIONAL CREDIT ON SUCH ELIGIBLE LIST.

4. USE OF ADDITIONAL CREDIT. (A) EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, NO PERSON WHO HAS RECEIVED A PERMANENT ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT IN THE CIVIL SERVICE OF THE STATE OR OF ANY CITY OR CIVIL DIVISION THEREOF FROM AN ELIGIBLE LIST ON WHICH HE OR SHE WAS ALLOWED THE ADDITIONAL CREDIT GRANTED BY THIS SECTION AS A SIBLING, SHALL THEREAFTER BE ENTITLED TO ANY ADDITIONAL CREDIT UNDER THIS SECTION AS A SIBLING.

(B) WHERE, AT THE TIME OF ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ELIGIBLE LIST, THE POSITION OF A SIBLING ON SUCH LIST HAS NOT BEEN AFFECTED BY THE ADDITION OF CREDITS GRANTED UNDER THIS SECTION, THE APPOINTMENT OF SUCH SIBLING FROM SUCH ELIGIBLE LIST SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN MADE FROM AN ELIGIBLE LIST ON WHICH HE OR SHE WAS ALLOWED THE ADDITIONAL CREDIT GRANTED BY THIS SECTION.

(C) IF, AT THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT FROM AN ELIGIBLE LIST, A SIBLING IS IN THE SAME RELATIVE STANDING AMONG THE ELIGIBLE PERSONS WHO ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT APPOINTMENT AS IF HE OR SHE HAD NOT BEEN GRANTED THE ADDITIONAL CREDITS AS PROVIDED BY THIS SECTION, HIS OR HER APPOINTMENT FROM SUCH ELIGIBLE PERSONS SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN MADE FROM AN ELIGIBLE LIST ON WHICH HE OR SHE WAS ALLOWED SUCH ADDITIONAL CREDITS.

(D) WHERE A SIBLING HAS BEEN ORIGINALLY APPOINTED FROM AN ELIGIBLE LIST ON WHICH HE OR SHE WAS ALLOWED SUCH ADDITIONAL CREDIT, BUT SUCH APPOINTMENT IS THEREAFTER TERMINATED EITHER AT THE END OF THE PROBATIONARY TERM OR BY RESIGNATION AT OR BEFORE THE END OF THE PROBATIONARY TERM, HE OR SHE SHALL NOT BE DEEMED TO HAVE BEEN APPOINTED, AS THE CASE MAY BE, FROM AN ELIGIBLE LIST ON WHICH HE OR SHE IS ALLOWED ADDITIONAL CREDIT, AND SUCH APPOINTMENT SHALL NOT AFFECT HIS OR HER ELIGIBILITY FOR ADDITIONAL CREDIT IN OTHER EXAMINATIONS.

5. WITHDRAWAL OF APPLICATION; ELECTION TO RELINQUISH ADDITIONAL CREDIT. AN APPLICATION FOR ADDITIONAL CREDIT IN A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION UNDER THIS SECTION MAY BE WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE RESULTING ELIGIBLE LIST. AT ANY TIME DURING THE TERM OF EXISTENCE OF AN ELIGIBLE LIST RESULTING FROM A COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION IN WHICH A SIBLING HAS RECEIVED THE ADDITIONAL CREDIT GRANTED BY THIS SECTION, SUCH SIBLING MAY ELECT, PRIOR TO PERMANENT ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT, TO RELINQUISH THE ADDITIONAL CREDIT THERETOFORE GRANTED TO HIM OR HER AND EXCEPT THE LOWER POSITION ON SUCH ELIGIBLE LIST TO WHICH HE OR SHE WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN ENTITLED; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT SUCH ELECTION SHALL THEREAFTER BE IRREVOCABLE. SUCH ELECTION SHALL BE IN WRITING AND SIGNED BY THE SIBLING, AND TRANSMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OR THE APPROPRIATE MUNICIPAL CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION.

6. ROSTER. THE DEPARTMENT AND EACH MUNICIPAL COMMISSION SHALL ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN IN ITS OFFICE A ROSTER OF ALL SUCH SIBLINGS APPOINTED AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL CREDITS GRANTED BY THIS SECTION TO POSITIONS UNDER ITS JURISDICTION. THE APPOINTMENT OF A SIBLING AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL CREDITS SHALL BE VOID IF SUCH SIBLING, PRIOR TO SUCH APPOINTMENT, HAD BEEN APPOINTED AS A RESULT OF ADDITIONAL CREDITS GRANTED BY THIS SECTION.

S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK SS:

Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such section, is entitled to be read into evidence.

JOSEPH L. BRUNO SHELDON SILVER

TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY


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