ORLEANS COUNTY, N.Y. (WROC) — A bill that would allow applicants for assistant district attorney’s office in Orleans County, can be from a different county has been delivered to the Governor. It passed the legislature this summer.
A bill recently introduced by Senator Robert Ortt and Assemblyman Steve Hawley will allow Orleans county to accept assistant district attorney applicants from other areas.
Currently, Orleans county can only hire ADA’S from within their county, giving them a limited selection pool.
The legislation states it would help alleviate the burden of population loss and ensure the county is staffed with an ample amount of qualified ADA’s.
This legislation comes at the request of the Orleans County District Attorney.
Only 14 other upstate counties have allowed this (Monroe County is not one of them):
- Lewis County
- Cayuga County
- Madison County
- Schuyler County
- Yates County
- Montgomery County
- Putnam County
- Fulton County
- Essex County
- Wyoming County
- Sullivan County
- Oswego County
- Chenago County
- Washington County
If signed into law, it’ll go into effect immediately.