NY ECON DEV § 102. Atomic energy council
1. There shall be within the department, the atomic energy council (hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “council”), which shall consist of the commissioner and such other representatives of state departments, agencies and instrumentalities importantly concerned with atomic energy and such other persons as the governor may from time to time designate who shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.
2. Each member of the council may, by official order filed with the council, designate a deputy, who, in the case of a member who is an official of the state, any instrumentality, agency or subdivision thereof, shall be an officer of his department, commission or public benefit corporation, to perform his duties under this article. The designation of such deputy shall be deemed temporary only and shall not affect the civil service or retirement rights of any person so designated.
3. The members of the council and their respective deputies, if any, shall serve without compensation, but each of them shall be entitled to reimbursement for his actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his official duties.
4. The commissioner shall serve as chairman of the council and may appoint such subordinates and employees as may be necessary to carry out the duties imposed upon the council by law. At any meeting or proceeding not attended by the chairman, the council shall elect an acting chairman. Legal, technical, scientific, engineering and other services for the council, other than those performed by employees of the council, shall be performed by personnel of the department, the state departments of health and labor, or other departments or agencies of the state.