assembly Bill A3725

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Dec 15, 2017 enacting clause stricken
Feb 27, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 01, 2017 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 30, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A3725 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1228
Current Committee:
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
2015-2016: A7775, S4470
2019-2020: A1478, S2032
2021-2022: A2612, S3875

A3725 (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.

A3725 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3725

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. KEARNS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. FRIEND,
  LUPINACCI, RAIA -- read once and referred to the Committee on  Judici-
  ary

            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 Senate concur), That section 1 of  article
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