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SECTION 60
Official seals of court of appeals, governor and state departments, divisions and bureaus
Public Officers (PBO) CHAPTER 47, ARTICLE 4
§ 60. Official seals of court of appeals, governor and state
departments, divisions and bureaus. 1. Each of the civil departments in
the state government shall have an official seal. In addition to the
divisions or bureaus required by law to have an official seal, any
division or bureau of any department shall have such a seal, if so
required by rules of the department. The official seal shall be used in
the cases prescribed by law. Such rules also may prescribe other cases
in which it shall or may be used. For the purposes of any provisions of
the law requiring the use of the official seal of the officer or body
who or which is the head of a department, division or bureau, the seal
of such department, division or bureau shall be deemed the official seal
of such officer or body.

2. The seal of the court of appeals, the privy seal of the governor
and the official seal of each civil department of the state government
shall be of metal with the device of the arms of the state surrounded
with the inscription, State of New York, and the official designation of
the court, official or department. Each civil department of the state
government may affix a facsimile seal, engraved or printed or reproduced
in any manner from such metal seal, to any instrument or writing to be
sealed by such civil department. The official seal, if any, of a
division or bureau of a department shall have thereon the matter
required for the official seal of the department and in addition thereto
words or initials, or both, describing the division or bureau. The seal
of such court, the privy seal of the governor, and the official seal of
such a department shall be two and one-quarter inches in diameter. The
official seal, if any, of such a division or bureau shall be one and
three-quarters inches in diameter. Each metal seal provided for herein
shall be provided by the department of state. The seal of the court of
appeals and privy seal of the governor heretofore provided by the
secretary of state shall continue to be used by such court and officer
until defective from wear or otherwise. Whenever any seal provided for
in this section becomes defective from wear or otherwise, it shall be
delivered to the department of state which shall cause it to be repaired
and returned, or to be defaced with a suitable mark, or deposited with
the ancient seals in the state library, and new seals, in the form
prescribed by this section, to be provided for use instead.