senate Bill S676

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 15, 2018 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 12, 2018 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 03, 2018 referred to judiciary
Feb 10, 2017 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 13, 2017 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 04, 2017 referred to judiciary

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S676 (ACTIVE) - Details

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 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S1160

S676 (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.

S676 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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