Bill Text: NY A00860 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Makes the commissioner of education an office appointed by the governor.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 8-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-06 - opinion referred to judiciary [A00860 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A00860-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                           860
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 11, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. KOLB, FINCH, HAWLEY, RAIA, MONTESANO, GIGLIO,
          BRABENEC -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  STEC  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Education
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
        proposing  an  amendment to the Constitution, in relation to appointment
          of the commissioner of education
     1    Section 1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 4 of  article
     2  5 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    §  4.  The  head  of  the department of audit and control shall be the
     4  comptroller and of the department of law, the attorney-general. The head
     5  of the department of education shall be The Regents of the University of
     6  the State of New York[, who shall  appoint  and  at  pleasure  remove  a
     7  commissioner of education to be] and the chief administrative officer of
     8  the  department  shall  be  the  commissioner of education, who shall be
     9  appointed by the governor by and with the  advice  and  consent  of  the
    10  senate  and may be removed by the governor, in a manner to be prescribed
    11  by law.  The head of the department of agriculture and markets shall  be
    12  appointed  in  a  manner  to  be  prescribed by law. Except as otherwise
    13  provided in this constitution, the heads of all  other  departments  and
    14  the  members  of all boards and commissions, excepting temporary commis-
    15  sions for special purposes, shall be appointed by the  governor  by  and
    16  with  the  advice  and  consent  of the senate and may be removed by the
    17  governor, in a manner to be prescribed by law.
    18    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment  be
    19  referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
    20  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
    21  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
    22  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89041-01-9
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