S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
April 24, 2013
Introduced by Sen. GIPSON -- 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 increasing the terms of office of members of the senate
and limiting the terms of office of 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] ELECTED for TERMS OF two years; PROVIDED
THAT SENATORS ELECTED IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN AND IN SUBSEQUENT
YEARS SHALL HOLD THEIR OFFICES FOR FOUR 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 SHALL SERVE AS SENATOR FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE TERMS
OR TWELVE YEARS WHICHEVER IS LONGER.
NO PERSON SHALL SERVE AS AN ASSEMBLY MEMBER FOR MORE THAN SIX CONSEC-
UTIVE TERMS OR TWELVE YEARS WHICHEVER IS LONGER.
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 members of the assembly, and in
conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
published 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.