senate Bill S1160

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 11, 2020 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Mar 13, 2020 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 14, 2020 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 08, 2020 referred to judiciary
Feb 27, 2019 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 07, 2019 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 11, 2019 referred to judiciary

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S1160 (ACTIVE) - Details

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 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S676

S1160 (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.

S1160 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1160 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1160
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2019
                                ___________
 
 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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