senate Bill S2847

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Imposes term limits for the offices of governor, comptroller and attorney-general

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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

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S2847 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 4 §1, Art 5 §1, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3138

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

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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