senate Bill S2202

2013-2014 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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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Feb 15, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 22, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 14, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S2202 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §2, Art 4 §1, Art 5 §1, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4250A
2009-2010: S21

S2202 - 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.

S2202 - Sponsor Memo

S2202 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2202

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- 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 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
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.

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