N.Y. General Business Law Section 433
Powers of the secretary of state

In addition to the powers and duties elsewhere prescribed in this article, the secretary of state shall have power:


To appoint an adequate number of assistants, inspectors and other employees as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this article, to prescribe their duties, and to fix their compensation within the amount appropriated therefor.


To examine into the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licenses or certificates and of prospective applicants under this article.


To require all persons licensed or registered under this article to submit to physical examination by a physician or nurse practitioner selected by the secretary of state.


To keep records of all licenses issued, suspended or revoked.


To prepare a manual of rules and regulations for the conduct of examinations and to furnish copies thereof to persons desiring the same upon payment of a reasonable fee therefor.


To adopt such rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this article, as may be necessary with respect to the form and content of applications for licenses, the reception thereof, the investigation and examination of applicants and/or prospective applicants taking examinations and their qualifications, and the other matters incidental or appropriate to the secretary of state’s powers and duties as prescribed by this article and for the proper administration and enforcement of the provisions of this article, and to amend or repeal any of such rules and regulations.


To grant a temporary license to engage in the practice of barbering, in his own discretion, where a situation exists which will render a hardship on a community to be without a licensed barber. Such temporary license shall be granted to a holder of a certificate of registration as an apprentice who has had some training or experience in the practice of barbering and shall be valid only as long as the secretary of state may decide, or as long as the hardship condition exists.

Source: Section 433 — Powers of the secretary of state, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/433 (updated Nov. 6, 2015; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Nov. 6, 2015

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