senate Bill S1614

Provides that the terms of governor's appointments to state agencies shall end within one year from the last day of such governor's final term in office

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 10 / Jan / 2011
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE

Summary

Provides that the terms of governor's appointments to state agencies shall end within one year from the the last day of such governor's final term in office; defines "final term in office" as determined by a failed bid for re-election or a public announcement to not seek re-election.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S1614
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง33, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S4231

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S1614

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the executive law, in relation to the term of
the
governor's appointments to a state agency

PURPOSE:
For governor's appointments to state agencies to expire within one
year from the governor's last day in office.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Adds a new section 33 to the executive law. For the purpose
of this section:

a. defines state agency as any state department, board, bureau,
division, commission, committee, public authority public benefit
corporation, council, office or other governmental entity performing
a governmental or proprietary function for the state.

b. defines "final term in office" as the last year of a governor's
term as determined by either a failed bid for reelection or by a
publicly announced decision not to seek reelection.

c. states that appointments shall expire within one year after the
last day of the final term of office.

JUSTIFICATION:
To limit the ability of the governor to make appointments which would
surpass his/her final term of office.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2007-08: S.4190
2009-10: S.4231

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1614

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the term of the gover-
  nor's appointments to a state agency

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 33 to
read as follows:
  S 33. APPOINTMENTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION:
  A. "STATE AGENCY" SHALL MEAN  ANY  STATE  DEPARTMENT,  BOARD,  BUREAU,
DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPO-
RATION,  COUNCIL,  OFFICE,  OR  OTHER  GOVERNMENTAL  ENTITY PERFORMING A
GOVERNMENTAL OR PROPRIETARY FUNCTION FOR THE STATE;
  B. "FINAL TERM IN OFFICE" SHALL MEAN THE LAST  YEAR  OF  A  GOVERNOR'S
TERM  IN  OFFICE  AS  DETERMINED BY A FAILED BID FOR RE-ELECTION OR BY A
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT TO NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION.
  2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY  OTHER  PROVISION  OF  LAW,  THE  TERM  OF  ANY
APPOINTMENT  BY THE GOVERNOR TO A STATE AGENCY SHALL END WITHIN ONE YEAR
FROM THE LAST DAY OF SUCH GOVERNOR'S FINAL TERM IN OFFICE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05666-01-1

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