senate Bill S7781

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the temporary appointment of heads of departments without the advice and consent of the senate

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 09, 2018 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1128
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 22, 2018 referred to investigations and government operations

S7781 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10553
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Add §33-b, Pub Off L

S7781 - Summary

Relates to the temporary appointment of heads of departments without the advice and consent of the senate and sets time limits for serving in such capacity.

S7781 - Sponsor Memo

S7781 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7781

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
  ment Operations

AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation  to  the  temporary
  appointment  of heads of departments without the advice and consent of
  the senate

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

  Section  1. The public officers law is amended by adding a new section
33-b to read as follows:
  S 33-B. APPOINTMENT OF HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS  WITHOUT  THE  ADVICE  AND
CONSENT OF THE SENATE. 1. NO PERSON SHALL SERVE AS THE HEAD OF A DEPART-
MENT  FOR  MORE  THAN  NINETY DAYS WITHOUT THE ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE
SENATE WHEN THE LEGISLATURE IS IN SESSION.
  2. WHEN A VACANCY OCCURS WHEN THE LEGISLATURE IS NOT  IN  SESSION,  NO
PERSON  SHALL  SERVE  AS THE HEAD OF A DEPARTMENT WITHOUT THE ADVICE AND
CONSENT OF THE SENATE FOR LONGER THAN THIRTY CALENDAR DAYS OF  THE  NEXT
SUCCEEDING LEGISLATIVE SESSION.
  3.  A  PERSON  MAY  ONLY SERVE AS THE HEAD OF A DEPARTMENT WITHOUT THE
ADVICE AND CONSENT OF THE SENATE ONCE, REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT OF  TIME
SUCH PERSON SERVED AS THE HEAD OF A DEPARTMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14833-01-8

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