senate Bill S4470

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 06, 2016 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 14, 2016 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 06, 2016 referred to judiciary
May 06, 2015 opinion referred to judiciary
Apr 20, 2015 to attorney-general for opinion
Mar 23, 2015 referred to judiciary

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S4470 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7775
Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 4 §1, Art 5 §1, Art 3 §2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3138
2011-2012: S2847
2013-2014: S2218
2017-2018: S1228, A3725, A9735
2019-2020: S2032, A1478
2021-2022: S3875, A2612

S4470 (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.

S4470 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4470 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4470

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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;  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.
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

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD89081-01-5

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