senate Bill S5973

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to examination and inspection by the governor

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Oct 29, 2013 referred to rules

S5973 - Details

Law Section:
Executive Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง6, Exec L

S5973 - Summary

Relates to examination and inspection by the governor; provides that once formed, the conduct of persons appointed by the governor shall be independent of the governor and executive; restricts who may be appointed.

S5973 - Sponsor Memo

S5973 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5973

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            October 29, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. LANZA, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  executive  law,  in relation to examination and
  inspection by the governor

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

  Section  1.  Section  6  of the executive law, the second undesignated
paragraph as added by chapter 198 of the laws of  1957,  is  amended  to
read as follows:
  S 6. Examination  and inspection by the governor.  1. (A) The governor
is authorized at any time, either in person or by one  or  more  persons
appointed by him for the purpose, to examine and investigate the manage-
ment  and  affairs of any department, board, bureau or commission of the
state. The governor and the persons so appointed by him are empowered to
subpoena and enforce the attendance of witnesses,  to  administer  oaths
and  examine  witnesses  under oath and to require the production of any
books or papers deemed relevant or material.  [Whenever  any  person  so
appointed shall not be regularly in the service of the state his]
  (B)  ONCE FORMED, THE CONDUCT OF THOSE PERSONS APPOINTED BY THE GOVER-
NOR SHALL BE INDEPENDENT  OF  THE  GOVERNOR,  THE  GOVERNOR'S  EXECUTIVE
STAFF, AND THE VARIOUS STATE AGENCIES UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE EXECUTIVE
BRANCH.
  (C)  AT  THE FIRST FORMAL MEETING OF THE PERSONS APPOINTED, THEY SHALL
ESTABLISH RULES AND PROCEDURES NECESSARY TO GOVERN THE EXERCISE  OF  THE
POWERS  AND AUTHORITY GIVEN OR GRANTED TO THE PERSONS APPOINTED PURSUANT
TO THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER SECTION OF LAW, INCLUDING RULES DESIGNED TO
PROVIDE TRANSPARENCY WHILE PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THE INVESTIGATION
AND RIGHTS TO PRIVACY. THESE RULES AND PROCEDURES ARE TO BE MADE  PUBLIC
BEFORE THE SECOND FORMAL MEETING OF THOSE PERSONS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
PERSONS  APPOINTED ISSUE ANY SUBPOENA, IF SO AUTHORIZED BY THE EXECUTIVE
ORDER, PRIOR TO MAKING SUCH RULES AND PROCEDURES PUBLICLY AVAILABLE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11986-05-3