PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW
Laws 1909, Chap. 51.

AN ACT in relation to public officers, constituting chapter forty-
seven of the consolidated laws.

Became a law February 17, 1909, with the approval of the
Governor. Passed, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

CHAPTER 47 OF THE CONSOLIDATED LAWS
PUBLIC OFFICERS LAW

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ARTICLE 1

Short Title; Definitions

Section   1.   Short title.

          2.   Definitions.

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Sec. 1.   Short title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Public Officers Law."


Sec. 2.   Definitions.

The term "state officer" includes every officer for whom all the
electors of the state are entitled to vote, members of the
legislature, justices of the supreme court, regents of the
university, and every officer, appointed by one or more state
officers, or by the legislature, and authorized to exercise his
official functions throughout the entire state, or without
limitation to any political subdivision of the state, except
United States senators, members of congress, and electors for
president and vice-president of the United States. The term
"local officer" includes every other officer who is elected by
the electors of a portion only of the state, every officer of a
political subdivision or municipal corporation of the state, and
every officer limited in the execution of his official functions
to a portion only of the state. The office of a state officer is
a state office. The office of a local officer is a local office.


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