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File #: Int 0061-2010    Version: * Name: Firefighter applicants who have completed high school in the city.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Civil Service and Labor
On agenda: 3/3/2010
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to firefighter applicants who have completed high school in the city.
Sponsors: Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Charles Barron, Gale A. Brewer, Margaret S. Chin, Inez E. Dickens, Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Sara M. Gonzalez, Letitia James, Brad S. Lander, Jessica S. Lappin, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Darlene Mealy, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Albert Vann, Jumaane D. Williams, Peter A. Koo, Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Diana Reyna, James G. Van Bramer, Rosie Mendez, Mathieu Eugene, Daniel Dromm , Robert Jackson, Erik Martin Dilan, Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, Deborah L. Rose, Annabel Palma, Stephen T. Levin, Fernando Cabrera , Joel Rivera, Eric A. Ulrich, Vincent Ignizio
Council Member Sponsors: 32
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2013*Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2010*Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/2010*Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Int. No. 61
 
By Council Members Comrie, Barron, Brewer, Chin, Dickens, Ferreras, Gonzalez, James, Lander, Lappin, Mark-Viverito, Mealy, Recchia Jr., Vann, Williams, Koo, Rodriguez, Reyna, Van Bramer, Mendez, Eugene, Dromm, Jackson, Dilan, Arroyo, Rose, Palma, Levin, Cabrera, Rivera, Ulrich and Ignizio
 
 
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to firefighter applicants who have completed high school in the city.
 
 
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
 
Section 1.  Title 15 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 15-111.2 to read as follows:
§15-111.2  Firefighter, high school credit.  In addition to any other relevant employment qualifications established pursuant to any law, rule, or regulation, any candidate for firefighter who possesses a high school diploma or a General Educational Development or GED credential from a school or testing center located within the city of New York, whether such school or testing center is public or private, shall be eligible for additional credits that equate to eight percent of the total possible points of the open competitive firefighter examination, following the successful completion of such examination; provided, however, that any candidate who possesses a GED credential must have attended high school, whether public or private, at some point within the city of New York prior to obtaining such GED credential in order to be eligible for such additional credits.  Such credits shall be in addition to any other credits or preferences for which a candidate may already be eligible.
§2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or other portion of this local law is for any reason declared unconstitutional or invalid, in whole or in part, by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed severable, and such unconstitutionality or invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this local law, which remaining portions shall continue in full force and effect.
§3.  This local law shall take effect immediately.
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