ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The New York state Legislature plans to hold a joint session to vote for the temporary successor to fill the attorney general's position left vacant when Erie Schneiderman resigned earlier this month.
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie has announced that the Democrat-controlled Assembly and Republican-led Senate intend to cast a joint ballot starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Under state law, the full Legislature is required to vote on the attorney general's replacement should the job become vacant.
Schneiderman officially resigned two weeks ago after The New Yorker magazine reported he physically and verbally abused four women he had dated. He has denied the allegations.
Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood, the state's solicitor general, tops the list of applicants in the running to serve out Schneiderman's second term through Dec. 31.