NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A2612
TITLE OF BILL:
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 constitution, in relation to limiting
the terms of office as a member of the legislature any person may serve
This amendment to the constitution would limit the tenures of the
offices of the governor, comptroller, attorney general, and members of
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Provides that no person may be elected to the office of
governor more than twice. And that, further, no person who has served
more than two years of another governor's term of office may be elected
more than once. Exempts from these limitations from the present gover-
nor. Removes from the line of succession to the governorship any person
who has been twice elected to the office of governor.
Section 2: Provides that no person may be elected to the office of comp-
troller or attorney general more than twice. Exempts from this limita-
tion the present comptroller and attorney general.
Section 3: Provides that no person shall serve as a member of the legis-
lature for more than six two year terms whether as a senator, assembly
member, or terms as a senator and an assembly member.
Section 4: provides that the resolution becomes effective upon passage
by two separately elected Legislatures and approval by the voters after
This bill is intended to keep New York State's leadership fresh and
innovative, to allow an influx of new voices and perspectives in order
to make better and broader the representation of the people of New York
in the state's executive and legislative branches.
Effective upon passage by two separately elected Legislatures and
approval by the voters after such passage.