2012 New York Consolidated Laws
PBO - Public Officers
33-A - Removal of heads of departments.

NY Pub Off L § 33-A (2012) What's This?
    § 33-a. Removal of heads of departments. Any officer who is, or any or
  either  of  the officers who are, the head of a department, if appointed
  by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate, may be
  removed from office by the governor whenever in his judgment the  public
  interest  shall so require. In case of such a removal the governor shall
  file with the department of state a  statement  of  the  cause  of  such
  removal  and  shall  report  such  removal  and the cause thereof to the
  legislature at its next session.

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