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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S544
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S544 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Legislative Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §2-a, Leg L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S544 - Summary
Provides that members of the legislature shall not serve more than five two year terms in either house; regardless of terms, service is limited to ten years in each house and no more than twenty years of service, in the aggregate, as a state legislator.
S544 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S544 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to term limits for legislators PURPOSE: Provides that members of the legislature shall not serve more than five two year terms in either house. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the legislative law by adding a new section 2-A. Section 2-A adds that any individual may serve a maximum of five two-year terms in the state assembly and state senate. No person shall have more than twenty years of service as a state legislator. Section 2 states the effective date. JUSTIFICATION: Term limits encourage regular citizen participation, competitive elections and help to prevent a government where long-time politicians become deeply entrenched. The implementation of term limits is also a way to ensure that the legislature remains responsive to the people it was designed to serve. Term limits can also help foster new ideas and can give way to new lawmakers with fresh perspectives.
S544 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 544 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment Operations AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to term limits for legislators 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 a new section 2-a to read as follows: S 2-A. LEGISLATIVE TERM LIMITS. ANY INDIVIDUAL MAY SERVE A MAXIMUM OF FIVE TWO-YEAR TERMS FOR THE STATE ASSEMBLY. ANY INDIVIDUAL MAY SERVE A MAXIMUM OF FIVE TWO-YEAR TERMS FOR THE STATE SENATE. NO PERSON SHALL SERVE MORE THAN TEN YEARS IN EACH HOUSE. NO PERSON SHALL HAVE MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS OF SERVICE, IN THE AGGREGATE, AS A STATE LEGISLATOR. S 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 2015; only terms commenced on or after such date shall be counted toward an individual's years of service. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02443-01-3
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