senate Bill S4802

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Proposes an amendment to section 2 of article 3 of the constitution, in relation to increasing term limits and limiting the number of terms

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Judiciary Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 15, 2021 opinion referred to judiciary
Mar 11, 2021 to attorney-general for opinion
Feb 12, 2021 referred to judiciary

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Judiciary
Law Section:
Constitution, Concurrent Resolutions to Amend
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 3 §2, Constn
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2891
2013-2014: S2828
2015-2016: S1752
2017-2018: S3125
2019-2020: S4387

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to increasing term limits and limiting the number of terms of office a member of the legislature may serve.

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4802 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4802
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 2 of article 3 of the constitution, in
   relation to increasing the terms of office of members of the  legisla-
   ture  and  limiting the terms of office as a member of the legislature
   any person may serve
 
   Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of  arti-
 cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
   §  2. The senate shall consist of fifty members, except as hereinafter
 provided. The senators [elected in the year one thousand  eight  hundred
 and  ninety-five  shall  hold  their  offices for three years, and their
 successors] shall be [chosen] ELECTED for TERMS OF two years;  PROVIDED,
 THAT  SENATORS ELECTED IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY AND IN SUBSEQUENT
 YEARS SHALL HOLD THEIR OFFICES  FOR  SIX  YEARS.    The  assembly  shall
 consist  of one hundred and fifty members. The assembly members [elected
 in the year one  thousand  nine  hundred  and  thirty-eight,  and  their
 successors,] shall be [chosen] ELECTED for TERMS OF two years; PROVIDED,
 THAT  ASSEMBLY  MEMBERS  ELECTED  IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND TWENTY AND IN
 SUBSEQUENT YEARS SHALL HOLD THEIR OFFICES FOR FOUR YEARS.
   NO PERSON SHALL SERVE AS A SENATOR FOR MORE THAN THREE CONSECUTIVE SIX
 YEAR TERMS, PROVIDED THAT ANY SENATOR WHO LEAVES HIS OR HER SERVICE AS A
 SENATOR FOR AT LEAST ONE TERM, SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO SERVE AN  ADDITIONAL
 THREE CONSECUTIVE SIX YEAR TERMS.
   NO  PERSON  SHALL SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY FOR MORE THAN FOUR
 CONSECUTIVE FOUR YEAR TERMS, PROVIDED THAT ANY MEMBER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY
 WHO LEAVES HIS OR HER OFFICE FOR AT LEAST ONE TERM, SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO
 SERVE AN ADDITIONAL FOUR CONSECUTIVE FOUR YEAR TERMS.
   §  2.  Resolved  (if  the Assembly concur), That the provisions of the
 foregoing amendments shall apply only to  terms  of  offices  commencing
 after  such  amendments shall have been adopted pursuant to section 1 of
 article 19 of the constitution.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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