HB 476 Governor's cabinet; appointment.
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Governor. Provides for the formal creation of the Governor's Cabinet. The bill also (i) specifies that Deputy Secretaries are to be appointed by the Governor, (ii) clarifies that a majority of both houses of the General Assembly is required for confirmation of gubernatorial appointees, (iii) requires criminal record checks on Cabinet appointees, (iv) requires the preparation of certain transition materials to be prepared by the outgoing gubernatorial administration for the succeeding administration and (v) authorizes the Secretary of Education to employ office staff, a power currently enjoyed by all other Cabinet Secretaries.

Full text:
01/19/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 981480829  pdf
02/14/98  House: Printed as engrossed 981480829-E  pdf

House amendments

01/19/98  House: Presented & ordered printed 981480829
01/19/98  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/22/98  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 5
02/12/98  House: Reported from General Laws with amds. (17-Y 9-N)
02/12/98  House: Read first time
02/13/98  House: Passed by for the day
02/14/98  House: Read second time
02/14/98  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/98  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/14/98  House: Printed as engrossed 981480829-E
02/15/98  House: Read third time and passed House (67-Y 33-N)
02/15/98  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 33-N)
02/15/98  House: Communicated to Senate
02/16/98  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/98  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
03/04/98  Senate: Continued to 1999 in General Laws (14-Y 1-N)