senate Bill S3299

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the terms of office of members of the legislature to four years

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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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

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S3299 - Details

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

S3299 - Summary

Increases the terms of office of members of the legislature to four years.

S3299 - Sponsor Memo

S3299 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  3299

                       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 increasing the terms of office of members of the  legisla-
  ture to four years

  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 FOURTEEN  AND  IN  SUBSE-
QUENT  YEARS  THEREAFTER  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] ELECTED for TERMS OF two years;
PROVIDED,  THAT  ASSEMBLY MEMBERS ELECTED IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND FOUR-
TEEN AND IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS THEREAFTER SHALL  HOLD  THEIR  OFFICES  FOR
FOUR YEARS.
  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.
                                                           LBD89106-02-1

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