N.Y. Legislative Law Section 31
Appearances and inquiries in respect to the budget

  • procedure regulated

The governor and the heads of departments, divisions and offices each shall have the right to appear voluntarily and be heard in respect to the budget before the committees of the houses of the legislature to which such budget may be referred under the rules of such houses, as herein provided. Such voluntary appearance by the head of a department, division or office may be made either in person or by an accredited representative of the department, division or office. If the governor or the head of any department, division or office shall request a hearing before the committee, in respect to the budget, the committee shall notify him or them of the time or times when the committee is prepared to hear him or them on such voluntary appearance. At any time before the bills accompanying the budget shall have been reported, the committee to which they were referred may request the head of any department, division or office, other than the governor, to appear before it, at a time stated or forthwith, and answer relevant inquiries in respect to the budget. If, pursuant to section three of article seven of the constitution, a house of the legislature directly requests the head of a department, division or office to appear before it or a committee thereof, to answer inquiries in respect to the budget, at a time stated or forthwith, the secretary or clerk of such house, as the case may be, shall notify him of such request and of the time when his appearance is desired, immediately upon the adoption of the resolution therefor. If the head of a department, division or office whose appearance is requested by such house or committee be a board or commission, the request may be directed to one or more of its members, naming him or them.

Source: Section 31 — Appearances and inquiries in respect to the budget; procedure regulated, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/LEG/31 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Exemption of members and officers from arrest
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Expulsion of members
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Contempts of either house
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Compensation of members
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Allowances for member serving as an officer of either house of the legislature or in a special capacity therein
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Limit on outside earned income by members
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Officers and employees of the senate
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Legislative emergency health station
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Member of assembly defined
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Assistive listening system for the deaf and hard of hearing
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Senate historian
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Designation of payrolls as annual, session or temporary
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Accountability of secretary and clerk to comptroller
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Duties of postmasters and assistants
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Custody of legislative papers and documents
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Destruction and reproductions of assembly books and records
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Appropriation bills, how referred
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Legislative bill drafting commission
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Duties of the commission
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Appointment of secretaries of finance and ways and means committees
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Compensation, expenses, employees
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Sub-committees of finance and ways and means committees
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Duties of finance and ways and means committees and secretaries
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Appearances and inquiries in respect to the budget
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Representation of certain legislative committees during revision of the budget
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Budget
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Exercise of certain statutory powers during a vacancy in office of the temporary president of the senate and speaker of the assembly

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 31’s source at nysenate​.gov

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