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NEWORLEANS - On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council will take up a proposed change to the city's domicile law.

The Fraternal Order of Police will ask that police officers and firefighters be exempt from the law, which says that every person hired by the city, the police department or the fire department must live in Orleans Parish.

The law was reinstated January 1 after being suspended following Hurricane Katrina.

Council President Stacy Head's compromise ordinance will give new city employees six months to move to the city once they are hired. City employees hired before 2013 would be exempt.

Police unions are concerned that the domicile rule will undermine recruiting efforts and makes it harder to attract officers to the New Orleans Police Department.

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