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File #: Int 1095-2009    Version: * Name: Requiring the advice and consent of the council for mayoral appointees.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Governmental Operations
On agenda: 11/16/2009
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York City charter, in relation to requiring the advice and consent of the council for mayoral appointees.
Sponsors: Tony Avella, Annabel Palma, Charles Barron, Helen D. Foster, Robert Jackson, Letitia James, Albert Vann
Council Member Sponsors: 7

Int. No. 1095

By Council Members Avella, Palma, Barron, Foster, Jackson, James and Vann

A Local Law to amend the New York City charter, in relation to requiring the advice and consent of the council for mayoral appointees.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

                     Section 1. Section 6 of Chapter 1 of the New York City charter is amended to read as follows:

§ 6. Heads of departments; appoint; remove.

a. The mayor shall appoint the heads of administrations, departments, and all commissioners not elected by the people, except as otherwise provided by law[.] provided, however, that all such appointments shall be subject to the advice and consent of the council after a public hearing. Within thirty days after the first stated meeting of the council after receipt of a mayoral nomination for such an appointment, the council shall hold a hearing and act upon such nomination. In the event the council does not act within such period, the nomination shall be deemed to be confirmed. Notwithstanding anything in this subdivision to the contrary, appointments of heads of those units within the executive office of the mayor shall not be subject to the advice and consent of the council.

§ 2. This local law shall take effect immediately following its approval by vote of the electorate.

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10/29/09