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Legislation #: 030103 Introduction Date: 1/30/2003
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 2/23/2003
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances by adding one new Section to be known as Section 2-233 concerning the maximum hiring age for the position of firefighter.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
1/30/2003

Prepare to Introduce

1/30/2003

Referred Finance and Audit Committee

2/5/2003

Do Pass as a Committee Substitute

2/6/2003

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

2/13/2003

Passed as Substituted


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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 030103

Amending Chapter 2 of the Code of Ordinances by adding one new Section to be known as Section 2-233 concerning the maximum hiring age for the position of firefighter.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by enacting one new section to be known as Section 2-233 concerning the administration of the Fire Department, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 2-233. Maximum hiring age for the position of firefighter.

 

(a) No person shall be appointed to the position of firefighter if such person is more than thirty years of age on the last date that applications are accepted by the Human Resources Department for such position during the recruitment period that is prior to the assembling of an eligibility list for the position. The provisions of this section shall not apply to either any person on a firefighter eligibility list when such list is in existence on, or prior to, the date this ordinance is enacted or to any person appointed to the position of chief/director or deputy chief of the Fire Department.

 

(b) In computing the age of a person pursuant to the provisions of this section, the total length of time that the person has previously served as a member of the Fire Department may, for the purpose of determining such persons eligibility for appointment to the position of firefighter, be deducted from the persons actual age. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a person over forty-five years of age.

 

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney