|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 09, 2012||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to judiciary|
|Apr 27, 2011||opinion referred to judiciary|
|Feb 07, 2011||to attorney-general for opinion|
|Feb 02, 2011||referred to judiciary|
senate Bill S2847
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2847 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
- Laws Affected:
- Amd Art 4 §1, Art 5 §1, Constn
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2847 - Summary
Establishes term limits for the offices of governor, attorney-general and comptroller; limits the amount of time any person can act as governor.
S2847 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2847 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 attorney-general PURPOSE: This amendment to the constitution would limit the tenures of the offices of the governor, comptroller and attorney general to no more than two elective terms of office. 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 governor. 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.
S2847 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2847 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 2, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, FUSCHILLO, GOLDEN, LARKIN, LAVALLE, MAZIARZ, RANZENHOFER, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary 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 attorney-general Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 1 of arti- cle 4 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: Section 1. The executive power shall be vested in the governor, who shall hold office for four years; the lieutenant-governor shall be chosen at the same time, and for the same term. The governor and lieu- tenant-governor shall be chosen at the general election held in the year nineteen hundred thirty-eight, and each fourth year thereafter. They shall be chosen jointly, by the casting by each voter of a single vote applicable to both offices, and the legislature by law shall provide for making such choice in such manner. The respective persons having the highest number of votes cast jointly for them for governor and lieuten- ant-governor respectively shall be elected. NO PERSON SHALL BE ELECTED TO THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR MORE THAN TWICE, AND NO PERSON WHO HAS HELD THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR OR ACTED AS GOVERNOR FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS OF A TERM TO WHICH ANOTHER PERSON WAS ELECTED GOVERNOR SHALL BE ELECTED MORE THAN ONCE. THE LIMITATION ON THE TERMS OF OFFICE THAT ANY PERSON CAN BE ELECTED TO THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY PERSON HOLDING THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SENTENCE. PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT A PERSON WHO HAS BEEN TWICE ELECTED TO THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR AND WHO IS IN THE LINE OF SUCCESSION TO SUCH OFFICE, PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, SHALL BE PASSED OVER IN THE LINE OF SUCCESSION AND THE NEXT PERSON IN THE LINE OF SUCCESSION SHALL ACT AS GOVERNOR. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD89076-01-1
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