WHEREAS, on November 13, 2012, I issued Executive Order Number 73, forming a Commission to study, examine, investigate, and review a number of issues related to the utilities and their regulatory oversight (the Commission); and
WHEREAS, the Commission is empowered to subpoena and enforce the attendance of witnesses; to administer oaths or affirmations and examine witnesses under oath; to require the production of any books, records or papers deemed relevant or material to any investigation, examination or review; and to perform any other functions that are necessary or appropriate to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of office, and is granted all powers and authorities which may be given or granted to persons appointed by me for such purpose under authority of Section 6 of the Executive Law; and
WHEREAS, the Commission is made up of ten Commissioners, including two Co-Chairs;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, ANDREW M. CUOMO, Governor of the State of New York, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of New York, including Section 6 of the Executive Law, with respect to the Commission established under Executive Order Number 73, do hereby order as follows:
1.The issuance of subpoenas shall require the prior approval of both Co-Chairs; and
2.The Commission may, upon the assent of both Co-Chairs, adopt such procedures as they believe necessary governing the exercise of the powers and authorities given or granted to the Commissioners pursuant to Section 6 of the Executive Law.
G I V E N under my hand and the Privy Seal of the
State in the City of Albany this twentieth day
of November in the year two thousand twelve.
BY THE GOVERNOR
Secretary to the Governor