senate Bill S3556

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Limits tenure of temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leaders and committee chairs

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Apr 29, 2014 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 23, 2014 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2014 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2014 1st report cal.24
Jan 08, 2014 referred to investigations and government operations
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 10, 2013 referred to governmental operations
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 04, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 03, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 30, 2013 1st report cal.836
Feb 05, 2013 referred to investigations and government operations

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Jan 14, 2014 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

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Absent
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Excused
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2014

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May 30, 2013 - Investigations and Government Operations committee Vote

S3556
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Investigations and Government Operations Committee Vote: May 30, 2013

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S3556 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7026
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Legislative Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยงยง5-b & 5-c, Leg L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4877, A2415
2009-2010: S3139, A11233

S3556 - Bill Texts

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Limits the tenure of the temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate and minority leader of the assembly to 12 years; limits the tenure of the chairman of any single legislative committee to 8 years.

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BILL NUMBER:S3556

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to
limiting the amount of time any member of the legislature may serve as
temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority
leader of the senate, minority leader of the assembly or chairman of a
legislative committee

PURPOSE: This bill limits the tenure of legislative leaders and commit-
tee chairs.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Legislative Law by adding two new sections, 5-b and
5-c.

* 5-b limits the tenure of the temporary president, speaker and minority
leaders to less than twelve (12) years.

* 5-c limits the tenure of the committee chair of a single committee to
no more than eight (8) years with an exception for the Committee on
Rules where there is no limit.

Section 2 details the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is intended to keep New York State's leader-
ship fresh and innovative, to allow an influx of new voices and perspec-
tives in order to make better and broader the representation of the
people of New York in the State's legislature.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S. 4877 - Investigations and Gov.
Operations/A. 2415 Gov. Operations Similar to: A.11233 and S.3139 of
2009/2010 S.4737 of 2007/2008

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.

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

                                  3556

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, SAVINO -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Investigations and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to limiting the  amount
  of time any member of the legislature may serve as temporary president
  of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate,
  minority leader of the assembly or chairman of a legislative committee

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding two  new  sections
5-b and 5-c to read as follows:
  S 5-B. LIMITATION ON TENURE OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT, SPEAKER AND MINOR-
ITY  LEADERS.  NO  MEMBER  OF  THE  LEGISLATURE SHALL HOLD THE OFFICE OF
TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  MINORITY
LEADER  OF  THE  SENATE OR MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY FOR MORE THAN
TWELVE YEARS.
  S 5-C. LIMITATION ON TENURE  OF  LEGISLATIVE  COMMITTEE  CHAIRMAN.  NO
MEMBER  OF  THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF ANY SINGLE LEGISLA-
TIVE COMMITTEE, EXCEPT THE COMMITTEE  ON  RULES,  FOR  MORE  THAN  EIGHT
YEARS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06472-01-3

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