Constitution of the State of New York Art. VI § 12. [Surrogate's court; composition; term of office; jurisdiction]
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a. The surrogate's court is continued in each county in the state. There shall be at least one judge of the surrogate's court in each county and such number of additional judges of the surrogate's court as may be provided by law.
b. The judges of the surrogate's court shall be residents of the county and shall be chosen by the electors of the county.
c. The terms of the judges of the surrogate's court in the city of New York shall be fourteen years, and in other counties ten years, from and including the first day of January next after their election.
d. The surrogate's court shall have jurisdiction over all actions and proceedings relating to the affairs of decedents, probate of wills, administration of estates and actions and proceedings arising thereunder or pertaining thereto, guardianship of the property of minors, and such other actions and proceedings, not within the exclusive jurisdiction of the supreme court, as may be provided by law.
e. The surrogate's court shall exercise such equity jurisdiction as may be provided by law.
f. The provisions of this section shall in no way limit or impair the jurisdiction of the supreme court as set forth in section seven of this article.
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