N.Y. Executive Law Section 891
Advisory council


There shall be an advisory council in the office consisting of the secretary to the governor ex officio and six appointive members. The appointive members shall include one member each appointed by the governor on the recommendation of the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly and four other members representative of business-related interests in the state appointed by the governor. The governor shall designate one of the appointive members as chairman and one as vice-chairman of the advisory council. The director shall not serve as a member of the advisory council but shall serve as secretary to the council.


The appointive members shall serve for terms of three years each. Vacancies shall be filled in the manner of original appointment for the unexpired terms. Members of the advisory council shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for all expenses actually and necessarily incurred by them in performance of their duties. The advisory council shall meet not less than quarterly in each year. Special meetings may be held at the call of the chairman.


The advisory council shall have the power to consider any matter relating to the services of the office and advise the director on office policies, goals, and operation. The council may also:


assist in establishing policy guidelines for the conduct of the office;


review and comment on proposed rules and regulations of the office prior to their adoption; and


submit recommendations to the governor and the legislature at any time for the improvement, modification, or extension of the service of the office and for actions designed to eliminate, consolidate, simplify, or expedite permit procedures of state agencies. * NB Authority of office terminated per § 893 December 31, 1995

Source: Section 891 — Advisory council, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EXC/891 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

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