senate Bill S4250A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Increases the term of office of members of the legislature to 4 years; limits statewide elected officers and legislators to 3 consecutive 4 year terms

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 01, 2012 print number 4250a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Jan 09, 2012 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2012 referred to judiciary
Jun 22, 2011 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 31, 2011 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 25, 2011 referred to judiciary

Co-Sponsors

S4250 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §2, Art 4 §1, Art 5 §1, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S21

S4250 - Summary

Increases the term of office of members of the legislature to 4 years; limits statewide elected officers and legislators to 3 consecutive 4 year terms.

S4250 - Sponsor Memo

S4250 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4250

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ADAMS, GRIFFO -- 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 and limiting the terms of office as a member of the
  legislature any person may serve; proposing an amendment to section  1
  of article 4 of the constitution, in relation to limiting the terms of
  office  as  governor  or lieutenant governor any person may serve; and
  proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 5 of the  constitution,
  in  relation  to limiting the terms of office as comptroller or attor-
  ney-general any person may serve

  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 TWELVE 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] ELECTED for TERMS OF two years; PROVIDED,
THAT  ASSEMBLY  MEMBERS  ELECTED  IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWELVE AND IN
SUBSEQUENT YEARS SHALL HOLD THEIR OFFICES FOR FOUR YEARS.
  NO PERSON SHALL SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE  LEGISLATURE  FOR  MORE  THAN
THREE CONSECUTIVE FOUR YEAR TERMS, 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 CONSECUTIVE FOUR YEAR TERM  SHALL
NOT  BE  USED  TO CALCULATE ANY TERM LIMITATION IMPOSED PURSUANT TO THIS
PARAGRAPH.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S4250A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §2, Art 4 §1, Art 5 §1, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S21

S4250A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Increases the term of office of members of the legislature to 4 years; limits statewide elected officers and legislators to 3 consecutive 4 year terms.

S4250A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4250A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4250--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ADAMS, GRIFFO -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Judiciary in accordance with Senate Rule 6,
  sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

            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 and limiting the terms of office as a member of the
  legislature any person may serve; proposing an amendment to section  1
  of article 4 of the constitution, in relation to limiting the terms of
  office  as  governor  or lieutenant governor any person may serve; and
  proposing an amendment to section 1 of article 5 of the  constitution,
  in  relation  to limiting the terms of office as comptroller or attor-
  ney-general any person may serve

  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] ELECTED for TERMS OF two years; PROVIDED,
THAT ASSEMBLY MEMBERS ELECTED IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND  SIXTEEN  AND  IN
SUBSEQUENT YEARS SHALL HOLD THEIR OFFICES FOR FOUR YEARS.
  NO  PERSON  SHALL  SERVE  AS A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR MORE THAN
THREE CONSECUTIVE FOUR YEAR TERMS, 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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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