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Agency Web Site: http://www.ag.ny.gov/
The Department of Law was created in 1926 and is headed by the State Attorney General, who is elected by the people. The Department is responsible for protecting the legal rights of New York State and its citizens by representing the State in litigation and in other legal affairs.
In implementing its constitutional responsibilities, the Department performs a wide range of functions including prosecuting or defending actions and proceedings for or against the State and its departments; prosecuting certain criminal violations of the Labor, Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Insurance laws; investigating and prosecuting other criminal cases at the request of the Governor or the commissioners of State departments; investigating the activities of organized crime; bringing civil and/or criminal actions against polluters, violators of antitrust laws and those who defraud consumers or investors; mediating consumer complaints; and investigating and prosecuting cases of Medicaid fraud.
The Executive Budget recommends $223.9 million ($102.8 million General Fund; $82.7 million in Special Revenue - Other; $38.4 million Federal Funds) for operations of the Department. This reflects an increase of $3.3 million from SFY 2014, which results in growth on a State Operating Funds basis of 2 percent above SFY 2014. In addition, a new capital appropriation is recommended at $9 million, to support critical technology projects for the Department.
The Executive Budget appropriations support a workforce of 1,833 FTEs, which is an increase of 35 above SFY 2014.
|Appeals and Opinions|
|Counsel for the State|
|Special Revenue Funds - Other||93||93||0|
|Special Revenue Funds - Other||172||172||0|
|Special Revenue Funds - Other||80||80||0|
|Capital Projects Funds - Other||7||7||0|
|Special Revenue Funds - Other||49||49||0|
|Medicaid Fraud Control|
|Special Revenue Funds - Federal||248||248||0|
|Special Revenue Funds - Other||83||83||0|
Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/20/2014