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A04153 Summary:

Add §2-a, Leg L
Establishes term limits for legislators and statewide elected officials of 8 years and legislative staff, executive staff, and employees of statewide elected officials for 12 years.
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A04153 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 1, 2021
        Introduced  by M. of A. SCHMITT -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Governmental Operations
        AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in  relation  to  term  limits  for
          legislators,  legislative  staff,  statewide elected officials and the
          staff of such officials

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. The legislative law is amended by adding a new section 2-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 2-a. Legislative term limits. 1. Members of  the  legislature  shall
     4  not serve more than four two-year terms in both the senate or the assem-
     5  bly.
     6    2. Statewide elected officials shall not serve more than two four-year
     7  terms in the same statewide elected position.
     8    3.  Persons  serving  as  staff  members for legislators in either the
     9  senate or the assembly, as staff members for the executive, or as  offi-
    10  cers  and  employees of statewide elected officials shall not serve more
    11  than twelve years in total as  a  legislative  staff  member,  executive
    12  staff  member,  or  officer or employee of a statewide elected official,
    13  respectively. Such restriction shall not prevent a person  from  serving
    14  twelve  years  as a legislative staff member followed by twelve years as
    15  an executive staff member, or as an officer or employee of  a  statewide
    16  elected  official,  or  any  combination  thereof.  For purposes of this
    17  subdivision, "staff member" shall mean any person serving as a  full  or
    18  part  time  employee  on  the  executive  staff,  as a full or part time
    19  employee on a legislator's staff, whether in the city  of  Albany  or  a
    20  district  office,  as  an employee of the central staff of the senate or
    21  the central staff of the assembly, or any person who is  serving  as  an
    22  at-will employee for a legislator or the executive.
    23    §  2.  This act shall take effect immediately; only terms commenced on
    24  or after such date shall be counted  toward  an  individual's  years  of
    25  service.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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