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TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION:
This critical review, made by the same Bureau which in cooperation with the State Department of Efficiency and Economy prepared for this Commission the report entitled "Government of the State of New York -a Survey of its Organization and Functions," is transmitted by the Commission without responsibility for the opinions expressed, but with appreciation of the disinterested service which the Bureau has given in the study of the machinery of State government and its operation.
NEW YORK STATE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION COMMISSION
JAN 5 1916
LETTER OF TRANSMISSION
Hon. MORGAN J. O'BRIEN, Chairman,
2 Rector Street, New York City:
DEAR SIR-AS requested, we are sending an appraisal of the constitution and government of the state of New York-based on the detail outline and descriptive report entitled "Government of the State of New York-A Survey of its Organization and Functions," prepared and submitted jointly with the state Department of Efficiency and Economy.
The discussion is divided into the following chapters:
Standards for Appraisement.
Structure of Government.
Organization and Procedure of the Legislature.
Governor and Administration.
Administration of Proprietary and General Functions.
Administration of Military Functions.
Administration of Public Service Functions.
Form and Content of the Constitution.
Inasmuch as the constitution is here treated primarily from the standpoint of administration, the subject of judicial organization and procedure is omitted.
F. A. CLEVELAND,