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SECTION 836
Division of criminal justice services; commissioner, organization and employees
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 35
§ 836. Division of criminal justice services; commissioner,
organization and employees. 1. There shall be in the executive
department a division of criminal justice services.

2. The head of the division shall be a commissioner, who shall be
appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the
senate, and hold office at the pleasure of the governor by whom he was
appointed and until his successor is appointed and qualified. The
commissioner shall be the chief executive officer of and in sole charge
of the administration of the division. The commissioner shall receive an
annual salary to be fixed by the governor within the amount available
therefor by appropriation; and he shall be entitled to receive
reimbursement for expenses actually and necessarily incurred by him in
the performance of his duties.

3. The commissioner may, from time to time, create, abolish, transfer
and consolidate bureaus and other units within the division not
expressly established by law as he may determine necessary for the
efficient operation of the division, subject to the approval of the
director of the budget.

4. The commissioner may appoint such deputies, directors, assistants
and other officers and employees, committees and consultants as he may
deem necessary, prescribe their powers and duties, fix their
compensation and provide for reimbursement of their expenses within the
amounts appropriated therefor.

5. The commissioner may request and receive from any department,
division, board, bureau, commission or other agency of the state or any
political subdivision thereof or any public authority such assistance,
information and data as will enable the division properly to carry out
its functions, powers and duties.

6. The principal office of the division shall be in the county of
Albany.

7. The functions, powers and duties of the former division of
probation and correctional alternatives as established in article twelve
of this chapter shall now be considered a function of the division of
criminal justice services.