Provides that the terms of governor's appointments to state agencies shall end within one year from the the last day of such governor's final term in office; defines "final term in office" as determined by a failed bid for re-election or a public announcement to not seek re-election.
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the executive law, in relation to the term of the governor's appointments to a state agency
PURPOSE: For governor's appointments to state agencies to expire within one year from the governor's last day in office.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds a new section 33 to the executive law. For the purpose of this section:
a. defines state agency as any state department, board, bureau, division, commission, committee, public authority public benefit corporation, council, office or other governmental entity performing a governmental or proprietary function for the state.
b. defines "final term in office" as the last year of a governor's term as determined by either a failed bid for reelection or by a publicly announced decision not to seek reelection.
c. states that appointments shall expire within one year after the last day of the final term of office.
JUSTIFICATION: To limit the ability of the governor to make appointments which would surpass his/her final term of office.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2007-08: S.4190 2009-10: S.4231
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1614 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE January 10, 2011 ___________Introduced by Sen. SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the executive law, in relation to the term of the gover- nor's appointments to a state agency THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The executive law is amended by adding a new section 33 to read as follows: S 33. APPOINTMENTS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION: A. "STATE AGENCY" SHALL MEAN ANY STATE DEPARTMENT, BOARD, BUREAU, DIVISION, COMMISSION, COMMITTEE, PUBLIC AUTHORITY, PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPO- RATION, COUNCIL, OFFICE, OR OTHER GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY PERFORMING A GOVERNMENTAL OR PROPRIETARY FUNCTION FOR THE STATE; B. "FINAL TERM IN OFFICE" SHALL MEAN THE LAST YEAR OF A GOVERNOR'S TERM IN OFFICE AS DETERMINED BY A FAILED BID FOR RE-ELECTION OR BY A PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT TO NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION. 2. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, THE TERM OF ANY APPOINTMENT BY THE GOVERNOR TO A STATE AGENCY SHALL END WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM THE LAST DAY OF SUCH GOVERNOR'S FINAL TERM IN OFFICE. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05666-01-1