senate Bill S7246

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to appointments made by the governor and the senate

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 referred to rules


S7246 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7, Pub Off L

S7246 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that when an appointment to an office by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate is communicated, in the form of a written nomination of a person for the office, the senate shall wait at least thirty days to confirm or reject such nomination from the date such written nomination was received; makes related provisions.

S7246 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7246 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               June 9, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to certain appoint-
   ments by the governor and the senate
   Section 1. Section 7 of the public officers law, as amended by chapter
 230 of the laws of 1949, is amended to read as follows:
   § 7. Appointment  by  the governor and senate. 1. An appointment to an
 office by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate,
 shall be made by communicating to the senate, while in session, a  writ-
 ten  nomination of a person for the office, designating the residence of
 the nominee, and if nominated to be an officer of a  political  subdivi-
 sion  of the state, designating also such subdivision, and if nominating
 two or more persons to the same office for different terms,  designating
 the term for which each is nominated. If such nomination be of a succes-
 sor  to  a predecessor in the same office, it may be made and acted upon
 by the senate after the expiration of the term or occurrence of a vacan-
 cy in the office of such predecessor, or at any time during the legisla-
 tive session of the calendar year in which the term of  office  of  such
 predecessor  shall expire or in which the office shall become vacant. If
 the appointment be made before the expiration of the term of such prede-
 cessor, the term of office of the  appointee  shall  commence  upon  the
 expiration  of the term of such predecessor, or if made to fill a vacan-
 cy, upon the occurrence of such vacancy, or  immediately  if  a  vacancy
 already exist. If the senate shall reject such nomination, the secretary
 of the senate shall forthwith communicate, by writing, signed by him and
 by  the  president  of  the  senate,  to  the  governor the fact of such
 rejection. If the senate shall confirm such nomination  the  appointment
 shall  be  deemed  complete, and thereupon duplicate certificates of the
 confirmation shall be made and signed by the president and secretary  of
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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