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File #: Int 1014-2013    Version: * Name: Recognizing certain military service as qualifying as experience in a trade.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 3/13/2013
Enactment date: 4/2/2013 Law number: 2013/025
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to recognizing certain military service as qualifying as experience in a trade.
Sponsors: Sara M. Gonzalez, Christine C. Quinn, Margaret S. Chin, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, Peter A. Koo, G. Oliver Koppell, Brad S. Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Rosie Mendez, Michael C. Nelson, Annabel Palma, Deborah L. Rose, Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Daniel Dromm , Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Robert Jackson, Darlene Mealy, Diana Reyna, Donovan J. Richards, Daniel J. Halloran III, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 27
Attachments: 1. Committee Report 3/11/13, 2. Hearing Testimony 3/11/13, 3. Hearing Transcript 3/11/13, 4. Committee Report 3/19/13, 5. Hearing Transcript 3/19/13, 6. Committee Report - Stated Meeting 3/20/13, 7. Fiscal Impact Statement, 8. Mayor's Letter, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-20-13, 10. Local Law 25
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
4/2/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/2/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/2/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/21/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/20/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/19/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/19/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/13/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez Committee on Veterans Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/2013*Sara M. Gonzalez Committee on Veterans P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 1014
 
By Council Members Gonzalez, the Speaker (Council Member Quinn), Chin, Comrie, Eugene, Gentile, James, Koo, Koppell, Lander, Mark-Viverito, Mendez, Nelson, Palma, Rose, Vann, Williams, Recchia, Dromm, Rodriguez, Crowley, Jackson, Mealy, Reyna, Richards, Halloran and Ulrich
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to recognizing certain military service as qualifying as experience in a trade.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
      Section 1.  Section 22-504 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended to read as follows:
      § 22-504 Experience; honorably discharged members of the armed forces of the United States. Whenever, by the provisions of the code, experience in a particular trade is a prerequisite for obtaining any license, certificate or permit issued thereunder, the period of service in the armed forces of the United States in [time of war, including the period of service with said armed forces in the Korean conflict, or in the Vietnam conflict] an area designated by the president of the United States by executive order as a "combat zone" at any time during the period designated by the president as the period of combatant activities in such zone, by an honorably discharged member thereof who shall apply for such license, certificate or permit, shall be deemed the equivalent of such experience on a year for year basis and shall be accepted accordingly, provided, however, that such applicant prior to his or her entry into the said armed forces possessed not less than one year of the experience required under the code, and further provided that such experience was interrupted by such entry into the said armed forces. An applicant may apply the provisions of this section and section 22-504.1 of this chapter to satisfy the experience prerequisite in a particular trade for the applicable license, certificate or permit. The provisions of this section shall not apply to license of hoist machine operator, master rigger, master plumber, site safety coordinator, site safety manager and license of high-pressure boiler operating engineer, except that of an applicant for a license of high-pressure boiler operating engineer, who has had, during the ten years immediately preceding the filing of this application, at least five years' experience required under the code, or at least one year's experience prior to his or her entry into the said armed forces, and while in the said armed forces served as a firefighter, oiler, boilermaker, machinist, water tender or engineer, or while in the said armed forces performed duties equivalent to the duties performed by firefighter, oiler, boilermaker, machinist, water tender or engineer for an additional period of time, to make a total of five years' experience, shall be deemed to possess the required experience as applicant for a license of high-pressure boiler  operating engineer. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the head of each city agency issuing any license, certificate or permit for which experience in a particular trade is a prerequisite shall have the authority to determine whether additional experience is necessary before issuing any such license, certificate or permit. The [provision] provisions of this section shall apply only to applicants who are at least eighteen years of age; and are able to read and write the English language.
      §2.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
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