senate Bill S2218A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 06, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 10, 2014 print number 2218a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 19, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
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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S2218 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 4 §1, Art 5 §1, Art 3 §2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2847
2009-2010: S3138

S2218 - Summary

Establishes term limits for the offices of governor, attorney-general and comptroller; limits the amount of time any person can act as governor; limits terms of office of members of the legislature.

S2218 - Sponsor Memo

S2218 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2218

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, LAVALLE -- 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 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.
                                                           LBD89076-01-3

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S2218A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 4 §1, Art 5 §1, Art 3 §2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2847
2009-2010: S3138

S2218A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes term limits for the offices of governor, attorney-general and comptroller; limits the amount of time any person can act as governor; limits terms of office of members of the legislature.

S2218A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2218A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2218--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced   by   Sens.  GRIFFO,  BALL,  DeFRANCISCO,  LARKIN,  LAVALLE,
  MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when  printed  to  be
  committed  to the Committee on Judiciary -- recommitted to the Commit-
  tee 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 1 of article 4 of the constitution, in
  relation to term limits for  the  office  of  governor;  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;
  and  proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 3 of the constitu-
  tion, in relation to limiting the terms of office as a member  of  the
  legislature any person may serve

  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.

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

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