senate Bill S2218
(R, C, IP) 47th Senate District
- In Committee
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Establishes term limits for the offices of governor, attorney-general and comptroller; limits the amount of time any person can act as governor; limits terms of office of members of the legislature.
TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 4 of the constitution,
in relation to term limits for the office of governor; and proposing
an amendment to section 1 of article 5 of the constitution, in
relation to term limits for the offices of comptroller and
PURPOSE: This amendment to the constitution would limit the tenures
of the offices of the governor, comptroller and attorney general.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 Provides that no person may be elected to the office of
governor more than twice. And that, further, no person who has served
more than two years of another governor's term of office may be
elected more than once. Exempts from these limitations from the
present governor. Removes from the line of succession to the
governorship any person who has been twice elected to the office of
Section 2: Provides that no person may be elected to the office of
comptroller or attorney general more than twice. Exempts from this
limitation the present comptroller and attorney general.
Section 3 provides that the resolution becomes effective upon passage
by two separately elected Legislatures and approval by the voters
after such passage.
JUSTIFICATION: This bill is intended to keep New York State's
leadership fresh and innovative, to allow an influx of new voices and
perspectives in order to make better and broader the representation of
the people of New York in the state's executive branch.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 - S. 2847 - Judiciary Committee.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective upon passage by two separately elected
Legislatures and approval by the voters after such passage.
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