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Hamilton Hearing Room B
Legislative Office Building

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
9:30 a.m.
Albany, New York

The Governor and the leaders of the Legislature have agreed to a merit-based process for the selection of the Comptroller for the State of New York which will ensure the appointment of a highly qualified individual.

First, a three member Independent Screening Panel, consisting of former New York City Comptroller Harrison J. Goldin and former New York State Comptrollers H. Carl McCall and Edward V. Regan, will join the public interview process convened by the Legislative Fiscal Committees.

This televised joint interview process will provide an open and public forum during which candidates for the position of New York State Comptroller will have the opportunity to present their qualifications and engage in an exchange with Members of the Fiscal Committees and Screening Panel.

After the interview process, the members of the Screening Panel will submit five candidates to the Legislature for their consideration. The Legislature, who has the ultimate responsibility for the selection of the Comptroller, will then in a joint session of the Legislature select the new Comptroller for the four year term.

Persons wishing to be interviewed by the Fiscal Committees and Independent Screening Panel must:

  1. complete and return the attached form;

  2. submit a resume with the form; and

  3. complete the Financial Disclosure Statement required pursuant to section 73-a of the Public Officers Law for all candidates for statewide elected office (available at www.dos.state.ny.us/ethc/ethics.html). The information contained in the financial disclosure statement, with the exception of categories of value or amount, is subject to public disclosure.

All forms and resumes must be received by mail or fax to the location noted on the form no later than noon, January 19, 2007.

The financial disclosure statements must be completed and filed with the State Ethics Commission no later than January 22, 2007. The candidates must notify the Fiscal Committees in writing no later than noon January 22, 2007 that the statement has been completed and duly filed with the State Ethics Commission.

Those candidates who have submitted the required documents are invited to make oral statements of not more than 15 minutes in length. Please note that candidates who are members of either of the Fiscal Committees will not be permitted to sit with the members of the Fiscal Committees and Screening Panel, or to question any of the other candidates. Only members of the Fiscal Committees or Screening Panel will be permitted to question candidates.

In order to meet the needs of those who may have a disability, the Legislature, in accordance with its policy of non-discrimination on the basis of disability, as well as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), has made its facilities and services available to all individuals with disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, accommodations will be provided, upon reasonable request, to afford such individuals access and admission to Legislative facilities and activities.


This form, resume and notification that financial disclosure statements have been completed and filed with the State Ethics Commission must be submitted by all candidates requesting an interview to:

John Jay Bove, Esq.
Counsel to Senator Owen H. Johnson
Room 913 - LOB
Albany, N.Y. 12247
Phone: (518) 455-3411
Fax: (518) 455-6973
Sabrina M. Ty
Room 513 - Capitol
Albany, N.Y. 12248
Phone: (518) 455-3963
Fax: (518) 455-4128

Any questions regarding this process may also be directed to the above.








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