S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 9, 2013
Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to section 4 of article 5 of the constitution, in
relation to election of public service commissioners
Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 4 of arti-
cle 5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
S 4. The head of the department of audit and control shall be the
comptroller and of the department of law, the attorney-general. The head
of the department of education shall be The Regents of the University of
the State of New York, who shall appoint and at pleasure remove a
commissioner of education to be the chief administrative officer of the
department. The head of the department of agriculture and markets shall
be appointed in a manner to be prescribed by law. THE COMMISSIONERS OF
PUBLIC SERVICE SHALL BE ELECTED IN A MANNER TO BE PRESCRIBED BY LAW.
Except as otherwise provided in this constitution, the heads of all
other departments and the members of all boards and commissions, except-
ing temporary commissions for special purposes, shall be appointed by
the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate and may be
removed by the governor, in a manner to be prescribed by law.
S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.