senate Bill S4804A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to increasing the length of the term of senate members and imposing term limits on all members of the legislature

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 11, 2014 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2014 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2014 referred to judiciary
Jun 18, 2013 opinion referred to judiciary
Jun 04, 2013 to attorney-general for opinion
May 14, 2013 print number 4804a
amend and recommit to judiciary
Apr 24, 2013 referred to judiciary

S4804 - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §2, Constn

S4804 - Summary

Relates to increasing the length of the term of senate members to four years and imposing term limits on all members of the legislature of sixteen years.

S4804 - Sponsor Memo

S4804 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4804

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- 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  senate
  and limiting the terms of office of 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] 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 for two years.
  NO PERSON SHALL SERVE AS SENATOR FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE TERMS
OR TWELVE YEARS WHICHEVER IS LONGER.
  NO  PERSON SHALL SERVE AS AN ASSEMBLY MEMBER FOR MORE THAN SIX CONSEC-
UTIVE TERMS OR TWELVE YEARS WHICHEVER IS LONGER.
  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 members  of  the  assembly,  and  in
conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
published three months previous to the time of such election.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89120-02-3

S4804A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §2, Constn

S4804A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to increasing the length of the term of senate members to four years and imposing term limits on all members of the legislature of sixteen years.

S4804A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4804A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4804--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- 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  increasing  the terms of office of members of the senate
  and limiting the terms of office of 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] 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 for two years.
  NO MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL SERVE IN OFFICE IN EITHER HOUSE FOR
MORE THAN A TOTAL OF SIXTEEN YEARS, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE TERMS SERVED  IN
EITHER  OR  BOTH  HOUSES;  PROVIDED THAT A MEMBER MAY COMPLETE A TERM OF
OFFICE TO WHICH THEY WERE ELECTED PRIOR TO  THE  COMMENCEMENT  OF  THEIR
SIXTEENTH YEAR OF SERVICE.
  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  members of the assembly, and in
conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
published three months previous to the time of such election.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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