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Measure Details

Additional Civil Service Credit for Members of the Armed Forces of the United States

New York Ballot Measure - Proposal 1

Election: General Nov. 4, 2008 (General)
Outcome: Passed

Categories:
Budget, Spending and Taxes
Government Operations
Veterans
Employment and Affirmative Action

Summary

The purpose of the proposal is to eliminate the requirement that disabled veterans be receiving disability payments in order to qualify for additional credit on civil service examinations. The State Constitution currently requires that, in order to qualify for additional points on a civil service examination for appointment or promotion, a veteran who was disabled in the actual performance of duty in any war must be receiving disability payments from the United States Veterans Administration, and the United States Veterans Administration must certify that the veteran's disability exists at the time that the veteran applies for appointment or promotion. The proposed amendment would change the reference to the "United States Veterans Administration" currently in this section to the "United States Department of Veterans Affairs" to reflect the Veterans Administration's redesignation as the Department of Veterans Affairs under federal law. The proposed amendment would also eliminate the requirement that a veteran who was disabled in the actual performance of duty in any war be receiving disability payments from the federal veterans department in order to qualify for additional points on a civil service examination. Instead, the proposed amendment would only require that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs certify that the veteran's disability exists at the time that the veteran applies for appointment or promotion.

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