New York Public Officers Law
Sec. § 40
Vacancy Occurring in Office of Legislative Appointee, During Legislative Recess


§ 40. Vacancy occurring in office of legislative appointee, during legislative recess. When a vacancy shall occur or exist, otherwise than by expiration of term, during the recess of the legislature, in the office of any officer appointed by the legislature, the governor shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy for a term which shall expire at the end of twenty days from the commencement of the next meeting of the legislature.
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