Bill Text: NY A05683 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to increasing the terms of office of members of the legislature to four years and limiting the terms of office a member of the legislature may serve.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 8-1)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-14 - opinion referred to judiciary [A05683 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05683-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          5683
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 14, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. GIGLIO, BRABENEC, DeSTEFANO, LAWRENCE, B. MILLER,
          MORINELLO,  SAYEGH  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on
          Governmental Operations
                    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 to four years and limiting the terms of office as a member of the
          legislature any person may serve
     1    Section  1. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That section 2 of article
     2  3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
     3    § 2. The senate shall consist of fifty members, except as  hereinafter
     4  provided.  The  senators elected in the year [one thousand eight hundred
     5  and ninety-five] two  thousand  twenty  shall  hold  their  offices  for
     6  [three]  two  years, and their successors shall be chosen for [two] four
     7  years provided, however, no senator shall serve  for  more  than  twelve
     8  years.  The assembly shall consist of one hundred and fifty members. The
     9  assembly  members  elected  in  the  year [one thousand nine hundred and
    10  thirty-eight, and their  successors]  two  thousand  twenty,  shall  [be
    11  chosen for] hold their offices for two years, and their successors shall
    12  be  chosen  for  four  years provided, however, no assembly member shall
    13  serve for more than twelve years.    No  person  shall  have  more  than
    14  sixteen years of service, in the aggregate, as a state legislator.
    15    §  2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendment be
    16  referred to the first regular legislative session  convening  after  the
    17  next  succeeding  general  election  of members of the assembly, and, in
    18  conformity with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution,  be
    19  published for 3 months previous to the time of such election.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89071-01-9
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