N.Y. Legislative Law Section 33
Exercise of certain statutory powers during a vacancy in office of the temporary president of the senate and speaker of the assembly


A statutory power of the temporary president of the senate or speaker of the assembly, jointly or singly to approve vouchers, to direct the expenditure of moneys appropriated for a legislative purpose, to appoint or fix the compensation of legislative employees, to appoint a member or members of a legislative committee of investigation or other special legislative committee, or of a temporary commission lawfully constituted, or to act ex officio as a member of such a committee or commission, may be exercised during a vacancy or vacancies in such office or offices, between final adjournment of the annual session of the legislature and the ensuing first day of January, by the chairman of the finance committee of the senate, acting in the place and stead of the temporary president of the senate, if such vacancy be in that office, and by the chairman of the ways and means committee of the assembly, in the place and stead of the speaker of the assembly, if such vacancy be in that office. In case of the disability of the chairman of such a committee, or of a vacancy in such chairmanship, if the occasion arises for the exercise by the chairman of the powers conferred by this section, a majority of the members of the committee, by certificate in triplicate filed with the respective secretary and clerk of the senate and assembly and with the comptroller, may designate one of the members of the committee to exercise such powers.

Source: Section 33 — Exercise of certain statutory powers during a vacancy in office of the temporary president of the senate and speaker of the assembly, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/LEG/33 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

2
Exemption of members and officers from arrest
3
Expulsion of members
4
Contempts of either house
5
Compensation of members
5‑A
Allowances for member serving as an officer of either house of the legislature or in a special capacity therein
5‑B
Limit on outside earned income by members
6
Officers and employees of the senate
7
Officers and employees of the assembly
7‑A
Legislative library, librarian and assistants
7‑B
Legislative emergency health station
7‑C
Member of assembly defined
7‑D
Employees of the legislature
7‑E
Assistive listening system for the deaf and hard of hearing
7‑F
Assembly historian
7‑G
Senate historian
8
Appointments to be filed with the comptroller
9
Additional employees
10
Compensation of officers and employees
11
Designation of payrolls as annual, session or temporary
12
Authorization of expenditures
15
Duties of secretary and clerk
16
Supplies furnished by secretary and clerk
17
Accountability of secretary and clerk to comptroller
18
Duties of postmasters and assistants
19
Duties of official stenographers
20
Detail of officers and employees for special duties
21
Limitation of legislative expenses
22
Custody of legislative papers and documents
22‑A
Reproduction and destruction of certain records, books and papers of the senate
22‑B
Destruction and reproductions of assembly books and records
23
Appropriation bills, how referred
24
Legislative bill drafting commission
25
Duties of the commission
27
Appointment of secretaries of finance and ways and means committees
28
Compensation, expenses, employees
29
Sub-committees of finance and ways and means committees
30
Duties of finance and ways and means committees and secretaries
31
Appearances and inquiries in respect to the budget
32
Representation of certain legislative committees during revision of the budget
32‑A
Budget
33
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

§ 33’s source at nysenate​.gov

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