US Senate: How long does a governor have to appoint someone to the senate?
This is kind of off-topic, even for Foo, but I haven't had much luck with my Google searches so I'm hoping someone may know.
I live in New York State, which is losing one of its senators to the new presidential cabinet. Our governor has not been very forthcoming with who the successor will be.
The Senate has already begun their new session. It appears that our soon-to-be-ex Senator has been attending, so so far everything looks good. But she begins her new job in under a week, correct? Does a new senator have to be chosen before the 20th? Is there a deadline at all?
Hopefully my facts are straight, I don't really keep up with the news.
Also, please -- I'm looking for procedure, not politics.