ASSEMBLY, No. 750

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

221st LEGISLATURE

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2024 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman† GREGORY P. MCGUCKIN

District 10 (Monmouth and Ocean)

Assemblyman† PAUL KANITRA

District 10 (Monmouth and Ocean)

Assemblyman† REGINALD W. ATKINS

District 20 (Union)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Authorizes veterans to deduct two years military service from age requirement for police officer under certain circumstances.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Assembly Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee with technical review.

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An Act concerning certain age qualifications for police officer applicants and amending N.J.S.40A:14-127.

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

†††† 1.††† N.J.S.40A:14-127 is amended to read as follows:

†††† 40A:14-127.† Except as otherwise [herein] provided in this section, [no] a person shall not be appointed as a member or officer of the police department or force in any municipality who is under 21 or over 35 years of age.†

†††† In any municipality wherein Title [11] 11A of the New Jersey Statutes (Civil Service) [of the Revised Statutes]† is operative, any person who shall have met the age requirements [herein] in this section at the† announced closing date of a civil service examination for the position, shall† be considered within the age requirements while the civil service list promulgated as a result of that examination is in effect.†

†††† Nothing [herein] contained in this section shall affect the employment or continuance in office of any person as a permanent policeman, employed by [said] the municipality prior to the adoption of the ordinance, creating and establishing a paid police department or force.†

†††† The provisions of this section are subject to [chapter 98 of the laws of 1944] section 1 of P.L.1944, c.98 (C.38:23A-2) relating to maximum age limits for persons serving in the armed forces of the United States as [therein] provided in that section, except if the person served at least 10 days during a time of war, the person is deemed to meet the maximum age requirement under this section if the personís actual age, less a period of not more than two years of service in the armed forces, equals 35 years or less.

(cf: N.J.S.40A:14-127)

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect immediately.