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Examination and inspection by the governor
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 2
§ 6. Examination and inspection by the governor. 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
management 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 compensation for such services shall be fixed by the governor,
and said compensation and all necessary expenses of such examinations
and investigations shall be paid from the treasury out of any
appropriations made for the purpose upon the order of the governor and
the audit and warrant of the comptroller.

Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of any general, special or
local law, charter, administrative code or other statute, service
rendered by a person appointed by the governor pursuant to this section
shall not constitute or be deemed state service or re-entry into state
service under the civil service law, the retirement and social security
law or under any charter, administrative code, or other general, special
or local law relating to a state or municipal retirement or pension
system so as to suspend, impair or otherwise affect or interfere with
the pension or retirement status, rights, privileges and benefits of
such person under any such system or to interfere with the right of such
person or his beneficiary to receive any pension or annuity benefits or
death benefits by reason of the selection of any option under any such