S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
February 15, 2011
Introduced by Sen. AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 3 of the constitution, in
relation to imposing term limits for members of the legislature
Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti-
cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
S 2. The senate shall consist of fifty members, except as hereinafter
provided. The senators elected in the year one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-five shall hold their offices for three years, and their
successors shall be chosen for two years. The assembly shall consist of
one hundred and fifty members. The assembly members elected in the year
one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight, and their successors, shall
be chosen for two years.
NO PERSON ELECTED TO OFFICE IN TWO THOUSAND FOURTEEN AND IN SUBSEQUENT
YEARS SHALL SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR MORE THAN FOUR
CONSECUTIVE TERMS OR FOR SIXTEEN YEARS, WHICHEVER IS LONGER, WHETHER
SUCH SERVICE IS AS A SENATOR, ASSEMBLY MEMBER, OR CONSECUTIVE TERMS AS A
SENATOR AND AN ASSEMBLY MEMBER; PROVIDED THAT ANY PARTIAL TERM OF OFFICE
HELD AS A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE PRIOR TO THE ELECTION TO A CONSEC-
UTIVE FULL TERM SHALL NOT BE USED TO CALCULATE ANY TERM LIMITATION
IMPOSED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH.
S 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the provisions of the
foregoing amendments shall apply only to terms of office commencing
after such amendments shall have been adopted pursuant to section 1 of
article 19 of the constitution.
S 3. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendments
be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
next succeeding general election of the members of the assembly, and, in
conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
published for three months previous to the time of such election.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.