senate Bill S1500

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Expands the list of persons eligible to succeed the governor in a time of disaster

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Jan 06, 2010 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs
Feb 02, 2009 referred to veterans, homeland security and military affairs

S1500 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Veterans, Homeland Security And Military Affairs
Law Section:
New York State Defense Emergency Act

S1500 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S1500

TITLE OF BILL :

An act to amend the New York state defense emergency act, in relation
to persons eligible to succeed the governor


PURPOSE :

To update provisions of law that relate to the order of succession
when a vacancy occurs in the office of governor.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

Section 1 -- Amends the New York State Defense Emergency Act to update
and expand the list of officials who may assume and discharge the
duties of the office of governor in the event the office becomes
vacant.

Section 2 -- Effective date.

JUSTIFICATION :

This legislation amends the New York State Defense Emergency Act to
update and expand the line of succession to the office of governor in
the event a vacancy occurs. This law has not been updated since 1968,
and some New York State offices referenced in that section no longer
exist.

Additionally, new executive offices have been created since 1968.
This proposal follows the federal model, in which new members of the
federal model, in which new members of the federal cabinet appear in
the line of succession to the presidency in the chronological order
that their departments were created by an act of Congress.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

2007-2008: S.3959/A.2923 Passed Senate in 2007 only
2005-2006: S.177 Passed Senate
2003-2004: S.3852-B Passed Senate.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
Immediately.
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