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92_HB0473 LRB9202979EGfg 1 AN ACT in relation to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation 2 District. 3 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 4 represented in the General Assembly: 5 Section 5. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District 6 Act is amended by changing Section 4.32 as follows: 7 (70 ILCS 2605/4.32) (from Ch. 42, par. 323.32) 8 Sec. 4.32. Veteran's preference. 9 (a) A person who served on active duty in the United 10 States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard 11 for a period of more than 180 consecutive days and was 12 honorably discharged from that service is entitled to a 13 veteran's preference under this Section. 14 For the purpose of this Section, "active duty" does not 15 include training or inactive duty performed as a member of 16 the National Guard or a Reserve component of the armed 17 forces. 18 (b) The Director of Personnel shall give preference for 19 promotional appointment to a person qualifying for a 20 veteran's preference under this Section whose name appears on 21 a promotional eligible register by adding 5 points to the 22 final grade that the person receives as the result of any 23 promotional examination held on or after the effective date 24 of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly. 25 (c) The changes made to this Section by this amendatory 26 Act of the 92nd General Assembly are not intended to affect 27 any preference granted under this Section before the 28 effective date of this amendatory Act. 29
Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service30 of the United States during the years 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901,31 1902, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, or 1919, any time between-2- LRB9202979EGfg 1 September 16, 1940 and July 25, 1947, or any time during the2 national emergency between June 25, 1950 and January 31,3 1955, and who were honorably discharged therefrom, and all4 persons who were engaged in such military or naval service5 during any of said years, any time between September 16, 19406 and July 25, 1947, or any time during the national emergency7 between June 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, or any time from8 August 5, 1964 until the date determined by the Congress of9 the United States as the end of Viet Nam hostilities, or at10 any time between August 6, 1990 and the date the Persian Gulf11 Conflict ends as prescribed by Presidential proclamation or12 order, who are now or may hereafter be on inactive or reserve13 duty in such military or naval service, not including,14 however, persons who were convicted by court-martial of15 disobedience of orders, where such disobedience consisted in16 the refusal to perform military service on the ground of17 alleged religious or conscientious objections against war,18 shall be preferred for appointments to offices, positions and19 places of employment in the classified service of the20 District, provided they are found to possess the business21 capacity necessary for the proper discharge of the duties of22 such office, position, or place of employment as determined23 by examination for original entrance. The Director of24 Personnel on certifying from any existing register of25 eligibles resulting from the holding of an examination for26 original entrance or any register of eligibles that may be27 hereafter created of persons who have taken and successfully28 passed the examinations provided for in this Act for original29 entrance commenced prior to September 1, 1949, shall place30 the name or names of such persons at the head of any existing31 eligible register or list of eligibles that shall be created32 under the provisions of this Act to be certified for33 appointment. The Director of Personnel shall give preference34 for original appointment to persons as hereinabove designated-3- LRB9202979EGfg 1 whose names appear on any register of eligibles resulting2 from an examination for original entrance held under the3 provisions of this Act and commenced on or after September 1,4 1949 by adding to the final grade average which they received5 or will receive as the result of any examination held for6 original entrance, five points. The numerical result thus7 attained shall be applied by the Director of Personnel in8 determining the position of such persons on any eligible list9 which has been created as the result of any examination for10 original entrance commenced on or after September 1, 1949 for11 purposes of preference in certification and appointment from12 such eligible list.13 Every certified Civil Service employee who was called to,14 or who volunteered for, the military or naval service of the15 United States at any time during the years specified in this16 Act, or at any time between September 16, 1940 and July 25,17 1947 or any time during the national emergency between June18 25, 1950 and January 31, 1955, or any time from August 5,19 1964 until the date determined by Congress of the United20 States as the end of Viet Nam hostilities, or at any time21 between August 6, 1990 and the date the Persian Gulf conflict22 ends as prescribed by Presidential proclamation or order, and23 who were honorably discharged therefrom or who are now or who24 may hereafter be on inactive or reserve duty in such military25 or naval service, not including, however, persons who were26 convicted by court martial of disobedience of orders where27 such disobedience consisted in the refusal to perform28 military service on the ground of alleged religious or29 conscientious objections against war, and whose names appear30 on existing promotional eligible registers or any promotional31 eligible register that may hereafter be created, as provided32 for by this Act, shall be preferred for promotional33 appointment to civil offices, positions and places of34 employment in the classified civil service of the District-4- LRB9202979EGfg 1 coming under the provisions of this Act.2 The Director of Personnel shall give preference for3 promotional appointment to persons as hereinabove designated4 whose names appear on existing promotional eligible registers5 or promotional eligible registers that may hereafter be6 created by adding to the final grade average which they7 received or will receive as the result of any promotional8 examination commencing prior to September 1, 19499 three-fourths of one point for each 6 months or fraction10 thereof of military or naval service not exceeding 48 months,11 and by adding to the final grade average which they will12 receive as the result of any promotional examination held13 commencing on or after September 1, 1949 seven-tenths of one14 point for each 6 months or fraction thereof of military or15 naval service not exceeding 30 months. The numerical result16 thus attained shall be applied by the Director of Personnel17 in determining the position of such persons on any eligible18 list which has been created or will be created as the result19 of any promotional examination held hereunder for purposes of20 preference in certification and appointment from such21 eligible list.22 No person shall receive the preference for a promotional23 appointment granted by this Section after he has received one24 promotion from an eligible list on which he was allowed such25 preference and which was prepared as a result of an26 examination held on or after September 1, 1949.27 No person entitled to preference or credit for military28 or naval service hereunder shall be required to furnish29 evidence or record of honorable discharge from the armed30 forces before any examination held under the provisions of31 this Act but such preference shall be given after the posting32 or publication of the eligible list or register and before33 any certification or appointments are made from the eligible34 register.-5- LRB9202979EGfg 1 (Source: P.A. 86-324; 87-945.) 2 Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect on 3 January 1, 2002.
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