Secretary of State of New York

The office of the Secretary of State of New York was established in 1778, and is one of the oldest government agencies of the state of New York.

The Secretary is responsible for the regulation of a number of businesses and professions, including private investigators, cosmetologists, real estate brokers and appraisers, and notary publics. The Secretary also regulates cemeteries, registers corporations and business organizations, and maintains business records under the Uniform Commercial Code and other laws.

The Secretary's office includes the Office of Local Government Services, which provides training assistance to local governments in areas such as fire prevention, coastal management, and code enforcement.

The current Secretary of State of New York is Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez.

Secretaries of State

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State Secretaries of State in the United States
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AL: Beth Chapman
AK: Sean Parnell*
AR: Charlie Daniels
AZ: Jan Brewer
CA: Debra Bowen
CO: Mike Coffman
CT: Susan Bysiewicz
DE: Harriett Smith Windsor
FL: Kurt S. Browning
GA: Karen Handel
HI: James Aiona*
ID: Ben Ysursa
IL: Jesse White
IN: Todd Rokita
IA: Michael Mauro
KS: Ron Thornburgh
KY: Trey Grayson
LA: Jay Dardenne
MD: Mary Kane
MA: Bill Galvin
ME: Matthew Dunlap
MI: Terri Lynn Land
MN: Mark Ritchie
MS: Eric Clark
MO: Robin Carnahan
MT: Brad Johnson
NE: John Gale
NV: Ross Miller
NH: Bill Gardner
NJ: Nina Mitchell Wells
NM: Mary Herrera
NY: Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez
NC: Elaine Marshall
ND: Al Jaeger
OH: Jennifer Brunner
OK: M. Susan Savage
OR: Bill Bradbury
PA: Pedro Cortes
RI: Ralph Mollis
SC: Mark Hammond
SD: Chris Nelson
TN: Riley Darnell
TX: Phil Wilson
UT: Gary R. Herbert*
VT: Deb Markowitz
VA: Katherine Hanley
WA: Sam Reed
WV: Betty Ireland
WI: Doug LaFollette
WY: Max Maxfield
*Lt. Governor performing the typical functions of a Secretary of State
State of New York

Flag of New York Seal
Nickname(s): The Empire State
Motto(s): Excelsior!

Official language(s) None

Capital Albany
Largest city New York City

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A private investigator, private detective, PI, or private eye, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved with a government or police organization.
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Cosmetology is the study of skin, hair and nails and includes, but is not limited to, manicures, pedicures, application of artificial nails, special occasion hairstyling, shampooing hair, cosmetic application, body hair removal, chemical hair
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A real estate broker is a party who acts as an intermediary between sellers and buyers of real estate and attempts to find sellers who wish to sell and buyers who wish to buy.
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Real estate appraisal is the practice of developing an opinion of the value of real property, usually its Market Value. (Real estate appraisal is American usage; many other countries use the terms property valuation or land valuation.
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notary public is an who can administer oaths and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate documents and perform certain other acts depending on the jurisdiction. Generally speaking, a notary public in the United States of America has powers that are far more limited than
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cemetery is a place in which dead bodies and cremated remains are buried. The term cemetery (from Greek κοιμητήριον: sleeping place) implies that the land is specifically designated as a burying ground.
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Business law
Business organizations
Basic forms:
Sole proprietorship
Corporation
Partnership
(General · Limited · LLP)
Cooperative
USA:
Business trust · LLC · LLLP
Delaware corporation
Nevada corporation
UK/Commonwealth:
Limited company
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The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC or the Code) is one of a number of uniform acts that have been promulgated in conjunction with efforts to harmonize the law of sales and other commercial transactions in all 50 states within the United States of America.
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Fire safety is a component of building safety. It concerns safety measures to prevent the effects of fires and is the result of proper use of fire protection measures.
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Coastal management or coastal defence is used to throughout the world for many different purposes, but predominantly to reduce coastal erosion and flooding. There are many techniques of coastal management including "hard" and "soft" construction and planning approaches.
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Code Enforcement is the act of enforcing a set of s, principles, or laws (especially written ones) and insuring observance of a system of norms or customs. An authority usually enforces a civil code, a set of rules, or a body of laws and compel those subject to their authority to
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Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez is the Secretary of State of New York, serving in the Cabinet of Gov. Eliot Spitzer. She is a former President of the Hispanic Federation, a former executive with Cablevision and was chief of staff to Assemblyman Roberto Rameriez.
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Porter was born in Salisbury, Connecticut.
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John Adams Dix (July 24, 1798 – April 21, 1879) was an American politician from New York. He served as Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Senator, and Governor. He was also a distinguished Civil War General.

Biography

Dix was born in Boscawen, New Hampshire.
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He was a member of the New York State Senate (1844-47), Secretary of State of New York (1860-61), and served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1863 to 1864.
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Chauncey Mitchell Depew (April 23, 1834 – April 5, 1928) served as a United States Senator from New York from 1899 to 1911.

Education

Peekskill Military Academy.
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In office
March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865
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Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.
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He was the son of New York State Attorney General Denis O'Brien.
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John S. Whelen is the former Secretary of State of New York.


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Born into a middle-class Irish family in the Bronx, Edward J. Flynn (1891-1953) rose to become one of the most influential Irish American political figures from 1920s to the 1950s.
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Carmine Gerard DeSapio (December 10, 1908– July 27, 2004) was an American politician from New York City. He was the last head of the Tammany Hall political machine that was active in New York politics for 150 years, and dominated them for 80 years.
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Basil A. Paterson is a longtime political leader in New York and Harlem. He is the second African American to be the nominee of a major party for statewide office in New York. (Edward R. Dudley, the Democratic nominee for attorney general of New York in 1962, was the first.
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A native of upstate New York, Shaffer worked in publishing before entering public life in the 1970s.
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