New York State Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation


The New York State Commission on Legislative, Judicial, & Executive Compensation is an independent body tasked with examining, evaluating and making recommendations with respect to compensation for New York State’s judges, members of the state legislature, and state officials named in section 169 of the Executive Law. The recommendations take effect unless modified or abrogated by legislation prior to taking effect.

Every four years, beginning June 2015, the Commission is established with seven appointed members – three are designated by the Governor, one by the President Pro Tempore of the New York State Senate, one by the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, and two by the Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, one of whom serves as chair of the Commission.



The Commission’s previously scheduled public hearing for Tuesday, October 18, 2016, has been canceled.

This hearing was in addition to the Commission’s original calendar and was scheduled for the purpose of providing an opportunity for additional legislators or others who would be directly impacted by a salary increase to present testimony. However, no such persons have asked to do so.

The Commission welcomes written submissions.

The Commission has reached no determination or consensus regarding any salary increase recommendations. Please review this web site for further information.