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senate Bill S676
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S676 (ACTIVE) - Details
S676 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S676 TITLE OF BILL : 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 constitution, in relation to limiting the terms of office as a member of the legislature any person may serve PURPOSE : To limit the terms of the governor, attorney-general, and comptroller to no more than three four-year terms, and to limit the terms of members of the legislature to no more than six two-year terms. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1: Establishes a limit of three four-year terms for the office of governor. Furthermore, it limits a person who has served more than two years of a predecessor's term from being elected to more than two additional terms. Additionally, it eliminates anyone who has served three terms as governor from the line of succession to the
S676 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 676 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 4, 2017 ___________ Introduced by Sen. JACOBS -- 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 THREE TIMES, 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 TO MORE THAN TWO ADDITIONAL TERMS. 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 ELECTED THREE TIMES TO THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR AND WHO IS IN THE LINE OF SUCCESSION TO SUCH OFFICE, PURSUANT TO SECTION SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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