Bill Text: NY S05257 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Authorizes the governor to appoint a lieutenant-governor subject to confirmation by the legislature.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-18 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [S05257 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05257-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                     April 18, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern-
          ment Operations
        AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to the  appointment
          of a lieutenant-governor
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 43 of the public officers  law,  as  renumbered  by
     2  chapter 649 of the laws of 1922, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 43. Filling  other vacancies. 1. If a vacancy shall occur, otherwise
     4  than by expiration of term, with no provision of  law  for  filling  the
     5  same,  if the office be elective, the governor shall appoint a person to
     6  execute the duties thereof until the  vacancy  shall  be  filled  by  an
     7  election. But if the term of such officer shall expire with the calendar
     8  year in which the appointment shall be made, or if the office be appoin-
     9  tive, the appointee shall hold for the residue of the term.
    10    2.  In the case of a vacancy in the office of the lieutenant-governor,
    11  the governor shall nominate a lieutenant-governor who shall take  office
    12  upon  confirmation by separate majority votes in each house of the state
    13  legislature.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.