senate Bill S324A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Imposes term limits of three consecutive terms or twelve years for members of the legislature

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 21, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Apr 05, 2013 print number 324a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Feb 06, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 11, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 09, 2013 referred to judiciary

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S324 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §2, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3298

S324 - Summary

Imposes term limits of three consecutive terms or twelve years for members of the legislature.

S324 - Sponsor Memo

S324 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   324

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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 SIXTEEN 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

S324A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §2, Constn
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3298

S324A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Imposes term limits of three consecutive terms or twelve years for members of the legislature.

S324A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S324A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 324--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  AVELLA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Judiciary  --  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 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 SIXTEEN AND IN  SUBSEQUENT
YEARS  SHALL  SERVE  AS  A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR MORE THAN THREE
CONSECUTIVE TERMS OR FOR TWELVE 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 3 months previous to the time of such election.

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