State Treasurer Catherine A. Provencher resigned effective March 28, 2014. Pursuant to RSA 6:20, "Upon the death, resignation, or removal of the treasurer, the governor, with the advice of the council, shall appoint some suitable person as commissioner, to take charge of the money, books, electronic records, and papers in the office, and to perform all the duties of treasurer until a treasurer is elected and qualified." On March 12 Governor Maggie Hassan nominated Deputy State Treasurer Bill Dwyer to the position of Commissioner of the Treasury. The Executive Council confirmed the nomination on March 26, and Mr. Dwyer was sworn in on March 28 to serve the remainder of former State Treasurer Provencher's term. During a joint session of the newly-elected legislature on Organization Day, Wednesday, December 3, Mr. Dwyer was elected State Treasurer for the two-year term beginning January 7, 2015.