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A02612 Summary:

BILL NOA02612
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03875
 
SPONSORWoerner
 
COSPNSRGiglio JM, Smullen, Walsh, Miller B, Walczyk, Buttenschon, Lawler
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd Art 4 1, Art 5 1, Art 3 2, Constn
 
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.
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A02612 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A2612
 
SPONSOR: Woerner
  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   PURPOSE:.: This amendment to the constitution would limit the tenures of the offices of the governor, comptroller, attorney general, and members of the legislature.   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 such passage.   JUSTIFICATION: 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.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2015-16 A.7775/S.4470.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Effective upon passage by two separately elected Legislatures and approval by the voters after such passage.
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