Lieutenant Governor of New York
|New York Lieutenant Governor|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013-2014 FY Budget:||$630,000|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||New York Constitution, Article IV, Section I|
|Assumed office:||January 1, 2011|
|Next election:||November 4, 2014|
|Last election:||November 2, 2010|
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- See also: Current Lieutenant Governors
Under Article IV, Section I:
The executive power shall be vested in the governor, who shall hold office for four years; the lieutenant-governor shall be chosen at the same time, and for the same term. The governor and lieutenant-governor shall be chosen at the general election held in the year nineteen hundred thirty-eight, and each fourth year thereafter. They shall be chosen jointly...
Per Article IV, Section 2 of the New York Constitution, a candidate for the lieutenant governor's office must be:
- a citizen of the United States
- at least 30 years old
- a resident of New York for at least five years prior to the election
New York elects lieutenant governors in the midterm elections, that is, even years that are not Presidential election years. For New York, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 are all lieutenant gubernatorial election years. Legally, the lieutenant gubernatorial inauguration is always set for the first day in the January following an election. Thus, January 1, 2011 and January 1, 2015 are inaugural days.
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|2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
|Current Lt. Governors|
|Lt. Governor Elections|
|2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010|
Details of vacancy appointments are addressed under Article IV, Section 6.
If the office of the lieutenant governor alone is vacant, temporarily or permanently, the President Pro Tem of the New York State Senate serves as the Acting Lieutenant Governor.
If both the gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial chairs are vacant, they will be elected simultaneously at the first general election not less than than three months after the day both offices became vacant. The Constitution expressly forbids electing the lieutenant governor's office alone.
Official duties dictated to the lieutenant governor under the present state constitution are to serve as president of the State Senate, serve as acting governor in the absence of the governor from the state or the disability of the governor, or to become governor in the event of the governor's death, impeachment or resignation. Additional statutory duties of the lieutenant governor are to serve on the Court of Impeachments, the State Defense Council, and on the Board of Trustees of the College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
Under Article IV, Section 6 of the state constitution, the lieutenant governor serves as the presiding officer of the Senate, but only casts a vote to break a tie among the regular members. She has such other responsibilities and duties as the governor shall assign.
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The budget for the Lieutenant Governor's office in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 was $630,000.
- See also: Comparison of lieutenant gubernatorial salaries and Compensation of state executive officers
The lieutenant governor's pay is set by law and may not be increased or diminished effective during the current term.
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New York Lieutenant Governor
Albany, NY 12224 -0341
- New York State Agencies, "Lieutenant Governor Bio," accessed April 20, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Lieutenant Governor Robert 'Bob' J. Duffy's Biography," accessed January 18, 2013
- The Green Papers, " New York 2014 General Election," accessed July 1, 2013
- New York Division of the Budget, "Full Text - 2013-14 Enacted Appropriations Bills (State Operations) ," accessed April 13, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," January 27, 2014
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