Attorney General of New York
|New York Attorney General|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013 FY Budget:||$215,348,000|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||New York Constitution, Article V, Section I|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
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Under Article V, Section I:
The comptroller and attorney-general shall be chosen at the same general election as the governor and hold office for the same term, and shall possess the qualifications provided in section 2 of article IV...
Here is a list of the standard qualifications necessary under New York State Law in order to be considered for the Office of State Attorney General:
- a citizen of the United States
- of the age of not less than thirty years
- who shall have been five years next preceding the election a resident of this state.
The Attorney General is the "People's Lawyer" and the State's chief legal officer. As such, the duties of the office include:
- Serving as the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources
- Providing legal counsel to the Executive branch of State government
- Defending actions and proceedings on behalf of the State
- Charged with the statutory and common law powers to protect consumers and investors, charitable donors, the public health and environment, civil rights, and the rights of wage-earners and businesses across the State
- Overseeing the activities and investigations of the State Organized Crime Task Force and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
The attorney general's legal functions are divided into five major divisions:
- Appeals and Opinions
- State Counsel
- Criminal Justice
- Economic Justice
- Social Justice
New York elects attorneys general in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For New York, 2006, 2010, 2014, and 2018 are all attorney general election years.
To view the electoral history dating back to 2002 for the office of New York Attorney General, Click [show] to expand the section.
The budget for the Department of Law for the 2013 fiscal year was $215,348,000.
- See also: Compensation of state executive officers
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State Office Building
44 Hawley Street, 17th Floor
Binghamton, NY 13901-4433
Toll Free Phone: 800-788-9898