STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2018 SESSION
Assemblyman† ERIK PETERSON
District 23 (Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren)
Assemblyman† JOSEPH A. LAGANA
District 38 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblyman† KEVIN J. ROONEY
District 40 (Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic)
Assemblywoman N.Munoz, Assemblymen Benson and DeAngelo
†††† Requires hiring preference for veterans in non-civil service jurisdictions.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
†††† Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel.
An Act concerning hiring preferences for veterans in certain counties and municipalities and supplementing chapter 9 of Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes.
†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
†††† 1.††† In addition to the veteranís preferences provided for in section 16 of P.L.1972, c.3 (C.40A:14-122.6) and N.J.S.40A:14-129, a county or municipality wherein Title 11A, Civil Service, of the New Jersey Statutes has not been adopted, shall provide hiring preference to a veteran, as defined in N.J.S.11A:5-1, provided that in all measurable criteria, the veteran and nonveteran candidates are equally qualified for the position to be filled.
†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.
†††† This bill would require counties and municipalities that have not adopted the provisions of Title 11A, Civil Service, of the New Jersey Statutes to provide a hiring preference to veterans.† In order to be eligible for preferential treatment when applying for employment with a county or municipality, the veteran must be at least equally qualified with any non-veteran candidate for the position to be filled.† The bill does not modify any provision of chapter 14 of Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes concerning preference given to veterans with regard to employment in police and fire departments.