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A06702 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 15, 2017
        Introduced by M. of A. GIGLIO -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
        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  eighteen  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 eighteen, 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.
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