senate Bill S3875

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 04, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Feb 09, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 01, 2021 referred to judiciary

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S3875 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2612
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 Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S3138
2011-2012: S2847
2013-2014: S2218
2015-2016: S4470, A7775
2017-2018: S1228, A3725, A9735
2019-2020: S2032, A1478

S3875 (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.

S3875 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3875 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3875
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO,  GALLIVAN, JORDAN, ORTT -- 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 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

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