Graf: Term Limits Are A Must For Ethics Reform

January 12, 2016

Today, Assemblyman Al Graf (R,C,I-Holbrook) joined his colleagues to reaffirm the Assembly Minority’s commitment to passing real ethics reform legislation to restore the public’s faith in state government. The conference reintroduced several proposals, including a resolution (E.844) sponsored by Graf calling for eight-year term limits on committee chairs.

“It’s no secret that the system is broken, and the public’s faith in state government must be restored,” said Graf. “We are here today to continue the process of restoring that faith. Last year, we presented real solutions to the issues the state Legislature is facing, and we are continuing that fight this year. There are several matters that need addressing, including putting term limits on committee chairs. This would create an environment to enable fresh ideas that would encourage new approaches to the problems facing the people of this state. Too many pieces of legislation never see the light of day because of the current system. My resolution will enforce eight-year term limits on committee chairpersons.

“This was merely one common-sense change to improve our state government,” Graf said. “We will continue to offer ethics reform packages. If we all work together, we can enact reforms that will make a difference for the betterment of our state government.”