Appeals & Opinions - Subject Index

Public Officers
Subject Title Opinion Summary Type
Board member's absence without good cause from three consecutive meetings may be removed by Governor 1998-F5 Formal Download Board member's absence without good cause from three consecutive meetings may be removed by Governor
City board of ethics member is public officer 2008-05 Informal Download City board of ethics member is public officer
City court judge local law may not establish the county as required residency 2002-06 Informal Download City court judge local law may not establish the county as required residency
Clerk of town justice court need not be a citizen 1997-48 Informal Download Clerk of town justice court need not be a citizen
Code of ethics may include gift provision more stringent than State law 1999-16 Informal Download Code of ethics may include gift provision more stringent than State law
Defense and indemnification - Section 18 of Public Officers Law does not authorize representation before Commission on Judicial Conduct 1996-36 Informal Download Defense and indemnification - Section 18 of Public Officers Law does not authorize representation before Commission on Judicial Conduct
Ethics code may prohibit county officer from holding a political party office 2007-07 Informal Download Ethics code may prohibit county officer from holding a political party office
Ethics code may prohibit county officer from holding a political party office 1997-50 Informal Download Ethics code may prohibit county officer from holding a political party office
Independent Living Council members are independent contractors not entitled to defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law § 17 1997-F11 Formal Download Independent Living Council members are independent contractors not entitled to defense and indemnification under Public Officers Law § 17
Independent Living Council members are officers subject to Public Officers Law and quorum and voting requirements; not entitled to defense and indemnification 1997-F11 Formal Download Independent Living Council members are officers subject to Public Officers Law and quorum and voting requirements; not entitled to defense and indemnification
Members of Advisory Conservation Board are not public officers 1995-04 Informal Download Members of Advisory Conservation Board are not public officers
Recusal - public officer should recuse where her son may be called as witness 1999-21 Informal Download Recusal - public officer should recuse where her son may be called as witness
Residency - temporary residence outside village does not affect office of village justice 1999-37 Informal Download Residency - temporary residence outside village does not affect office of village justice
Residency - town attorney 1997-11 Informal Download Residency - town attorney
Residency - town court civil enforcement officers subject to local residency requirement 2006-07 Informal Download Residency - town court civil enforcement officers subject to local residency requirement
residency - village may expand permitted residency for appointive officers, including acting village justice 1998-18 Informal Download residency - village may expand permitted residency for appointive officers, including acting village justice
Residency building inspector subject to residency requirements of Public Officers Law 1995-40 Informal Download Residency building inspector subject to residency requirements of Public Officers Law
Residency members of municipal housing authority 1995-19 Informal Download Residency members of municipal housing authority
Resignations - procedure for school district officers 1997-01 Informal Download Resignations - procedure for school district officers
Term of Office - increase of term of town supervisor 2000-05 Informal Download Term of Office - increase of term of town supervisor
Terms - limitation on the number of consecutive terms 1995-29 Informal Download Terms - limitation on the number of consecutive terms
Terms - may not be different than that established in county charter 1995-37 Informal Download Terms - may not be different than that established in county charter
Terms - no statutory limit for school district library trustee 1998-10 Informal Download Terms - no statutory limit for school district library trustee
Terms - town board may reduce term of supervisor from four to two years by local law subject to mandatory referendum 1995-50 Informal Download Terms - town board may reduce term of supervisor from four to two years by local law subject to mandatory referendum
Terms: change in county legislator's terms not reapportionment 1997-16 Informal Download Terms: change in county legislator's terms not reapportionment
Terms: director of mental hygiene term may be fixed 1996-13 Informal Download Terms: director of mental hygiene term may be fixed
Vacancies - elected district attorney serves for full term 1995-30 Informal Download Vacancies - elected district attorney serves for full term
Vacancies - impasse in filling vacancy on board 1998-09 Informal Download Vacancies - impasse in filling vacancy on board
Vacancies - mayor fills without confirmation of village board 1995-26 Informal Download Vacancies - mayor fills without confirmation of village board
Vacancies - Public Officers Law section 30 - misdemeanor violating oath of office 1997-F7 Formal Download Vacancies - Public Officers Law section 30 - misdemeanor violating oath of office
Vacancies - school board member vacates office through conviction of off-duty crime of petit larceny 1999-03 Informal Download Vacancies - school board member vacates office through conviction of off-duty crime of petit larceny
Vacancies - vacancy in office of city mayor occurring on August 1st must be filled at the current year's election 1996-34 Informal Download Vacancies - vacancy in office of city mayor occurring on August 1st must be filled at the current year's election