senate Bill S3298

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Imposes term limits of four consecutive terms or sixteen years for members of the legislature

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 08, 2012 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Apr 27, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 18, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 15, 2011 referred to judiciary

S3298 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 ยง2, Constn

S3298 - Summary

Imposes term limits of four consecutive terms or sixteen years for members of the legislature.

S3298 - Sponsor Memo

S3298 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  3298

                       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.
                                                           LBD89105-01-1

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