assembly Bill A2612

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Feb 18, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Jan 21, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Jan 19, 2021 referred to judiciary

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A2612 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3875
Current Committee:
Assembly 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
2015-2016: A7775, S4470
2017-2018: A3725, A9735, S1228
2019-2020: A1478, S2032

A2612 (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.

A2612 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2612
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. WOERNER, J. M. GIGLIO, SMULLEN, WALSH, B. MILLER,
   WALCZYK,  BUTTENSCHON  --  read  once and referred 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 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