senate Bill S7242

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the appointment process for state board positions

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jun 08, 2021 referred to rules

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S7242 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§39, 40, 41 & 43, Pub Off L; amd §§6 & 7, Leg L

S7242 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the appointment process for state board positions; provides for a 60 day time period to conduct a background check on potential nominees to state board positions before they can officially be appointed.

S7242 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7242 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7242
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 8, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. BORRELLO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the public officers law  and  the  legislative  law,  in
   relation to the appointment process for state board positions
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 39 of the public officers law, as amended by  chap-
 ter 122 of the laws of 1947, is amended to read as follows:
   § 39. Filling vacancies in office of officer appointed by governor and
 senate. A vacancy which shall occur during the session of the senate, in
 the  office  of  an  officer  appointed  by the governor by and with the
 advice and consent of the senate, shall be filled in the same manner  as
 an  original appointment. Such a vacancy occurring or existing while the
 senate is not in session, including offices in which officers are  hold-
 ing  over  pursuant to the provisions of section five of this chapter or
 any other law, and offices vacant during  the  session  of  the  senate,
 shall  be  filled by the governor for a term which shall expire upon the
 appointment and qualification of a successor but in any event such  term
 shall expire at the end of twenty days from the commencement of the next
 meeting  of  the senate. THERE SHALL BE A SIXTY-DAY NOTICE PERIOD BEFORE
 ANY NOMINEE IS OFFICIALLY APPOINTED AND CONFIRMED TO A  VACANT  POSITION
 PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION, DURING WHICH TIME THE LEGISLATURE MAY CONTRACT
 WITH  AN  INDEPENDENT PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR OR PRIVATE INVESTIGATION FIRM
 PURSUANT TO SECTIONS SIX AND SEVEN OF THE LEGISLATIVE LAW TO CONDUCT  AN
 INVESTIGATION AND CREATE A REPORT ON SUCH NOMINEE CONTAINING THE RESULTS
 OF  SUCH INVESTIGATION, WHICH SHALL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE APPROPRIATE
 COMMITTEE AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE.
   § 2. Section 40 of the public officers  law  is  amended  to  read  as
 follows:
   § 40. Vacancy  occurring  in  office  of legislative appointee, during
 legislative recess. When a vacancy shall occur or exist, otherwise  than
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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