senate Bill S7216

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits the governor from making appointments to the court of appeals when he or she is subject to an impeachment investigation or if the assembly has begun impeachment proceedings against such governor

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jun 07, 2021 referred to rules

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S7216 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 6 §2, Constn

S7216 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the governor from making appointments to the court of appeals when he or she is subject to an impeachment investigation or if the assembly has begun impeachment proceedings against such governor.

S7216 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7216 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7216
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
             CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
 CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
   proposing an amendment to subdivisions b, e, and f  of  section  2  of
 article  VI of the constitution, in relation to prohibiting the governor
 from making appointments to the court of  appeals  when  he  or  she  is
 subject  to  an  impeachment  investigation or if the assembly has begun
 impeachment proceedings against such governor
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That subdivisions  b,  e
 and  f  of section 2 of article 6 of the constitution be amended to read
 as follows:
   b. Whenever and as often as the court of appeals shall certify to  the
 governor  that  the  court  is  unable, by reason of the accumulation of
 causes pending therein, to hear and dispose of the same with  reasonable
 speed,  the  governor  shall  designate  such  number of justices of the
 supreme court as may be so certified to be necessary, but not more  than
 four, to serve as associate judges of the court of appeals. The justices
 so  designated shall be relieved, while so serving, from their duties as
 justices of the supreme court, and shall serve as  associate  judges  of
 the court of appeals until the court shall certify that the need for the
 services  of  any  such  justices no longer exists, whereupon they shall
 return to the supreme court. The governor may fill vacancies among  such
 designated  judges; HOWEVER, THE GOVERNOR SHALL NOT FILL VACANCIES WHILE
 SUCH GOVERNOR IS THE  SUBJECT  OF  AN  IMPEACHMENT  INVESTIGATION  BEING
 CONDUCTED  BY A STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE ASSEMBLY OR WHILE THE ASSEMBLY
 HAS BEGUN  IMPEACHMENT  PROCEEDINGS  AGAINST  SUCH  GOVERNOR  UNTIL  THE
 CONCLUSION  OF  THE  TRIAL  OF  THE IMPEACHMENT BY THE SENATE.   No such
 justices shall serve as associate judge of the court of  appeals  except
 while  holding  the  office  of justice of the supreme court. The desig-
 nation of a justice of the supreme court as an associate  judge  of  the
 court  of  appeals  shall  not  be  deemed to affect his or her existing
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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