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SECTION 717
State mediation board, state labor relations board, and state employment relations board abolished
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 20
§ 717. State mediation board, state labor relations board, and state
employment relations board abolished. The state mediation board created
by chapter five hundred sixty-nine of the laws of nineteen hundred
sixty-eight, the New York state labor relations board created by chapter
four hundred forty-three of the laws of nineteen hundred thirty-seven,
and the state employment relations board created by chapter one hundred
sixty-six of the laws of nineteen hundred ninety-one are hereby
abolished. All the functions, powers and duties of such boards are
hereby assigned to and shall hereafter be exercised and performed by and
through the board. Any controversy, proceeding or other matter pending
before the New York state board of mediation, the state labor relations
board or the state employment relations board at the time this section
takes effect, may be conducted and completed by the board and for such
purposes the board shall be deemed to be a continuation of the
functions, powers and duties of the New York state board of mediation,
the state labor relations board or the state employment relations board,
respectively, and not a new entity. Upon the transfer of functions to
the board pursuant to this section, all appropriations and
reappropriations heretofore or hereafter made to the department of labor
relating to the state board of mediation or the state labor relations
board or segregated pursuant to law, to the extent of remaining
unexpended or unencumbered balances thereof, whether allocated or
unallocated and whether obligated or unobligated are hereby made
available for use and expenditure by the board for the same purposes for
which originally appropriated or reappropriated. Whenever the state
board of mediation or the state labor relations board or the chairman of
the state board of mediation or of the state labor relations board or
the state employment relations board is referred to or designated in any
general, special or local law or in any rule, regulation, contract or
other document, such reference or designation shall be deemed to refer
to the board and the chairman thereof, respectively.