senate Bill S2002

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to election of public service commissioners

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Judiciary Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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view actions (6)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 19, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Feb 06, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

S2002 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 5 ยง4, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6295, A7174
2009-2010: S2319, A4069

S2002 - Summary

Designates that the commissioners of public service shall be elected in a manner to be prescribed by law.

S2002 - Sponsor Memo

S2002 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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


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
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.


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