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      RS 33:2493     


§2493. Admission to tests

            A. Admission to tests provided by the civil service board through the state examiner shall be as follows:

            (1)(a) Admission to a promotional test shall be limited to regular employees of the class next lower from that for which they are to be examined. However, the rules may provide for admission to be extended to applicants from any one or more of the next lower classes.

            (b) Any employee of the Lake Charles Police Department who served in the armed forces of the United States, upon his return from training or active duty deployment shall be allowed admission to a promotional test he would have otherwise been qualified and eligible for if the prior date of the promotional test was during his official training, active training exercise, or active duty deployment.

            (2) Admission to competitive tests shall be open to all persons who meet the requirements provided by this Part and the rules.

            (3) Any applicant admitted to a test shall be a citizen of the United States and of legal age.

            (4) Special requirements or qualifications for admission to tests, or for eligibility for appointment, such as age, education, physical requirements, etc., may be established by the rules adopted by the board, after consultation with the appointing authority. Any applicant must be, at the time of his appointment to a position in the classified service, of good health, good moral character, and of temperate and industrious habits.

            (5) The board may reject the application of any person for admission to tests of fitness, or refuse any applicant to be tested, or may cancel the eligibility of any eligible on any employment list, who:

            (a) Is found to lack any of the qualifications prescribed, or which may be legally prescribed, as requirements for admission to the tests for the class for which he has applied;

            (b) Is physically unfit to perform effectively the duties of a position of the class;

            (c) Is addicted to the habitual use of drugs or intoxicating liquors to excess;

            (d) Has been adjudged guilty of a crime involving moral turpitude or infamous or notoriously disgraceful conduct;

            (e) Has been dismissed from the respective service for delinquency or misconduct;

            (f) Has made a false statement of any material fact; or

            (g) Has practiced, or attempted to practice, deception or fraud in securing eligibility for appointment or attempting to do so.

            B. Any such facts shall also be considered cause for removal of any employee. The board shall reject any application filed after the time fixed for closing receipt of applications as announced in the public notice of the tests.

            C. Any applicant admitted to the competitive examinations which may be called for by the state examiner under the provisions of R.S. 33:2492, for the classifications of entrance police officer, entrance firefighter, or for the entrance classifications comprising the duties of the operation and maintenance of radio, alarm, or signal systems for the respective department, shall be a citizen of the United States, and of legal age.

            Amended by Acts 1980, No. 839, §1; Acts 1997, No. 589, §1, eff. July 3, 1997; Acts 1997, No. 1426, §1; Acts 2003, No. 1150, §1, eff. July 2, 2003; Acts 2004, No. 645, §§1, 2, eff. July 5, 2004; Acts 2006, No. 212, §2, eff. July 1, 2006; Acts 2016, No. 178, §1.

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