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A08501 Summary:

BILL NOA08501
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORD'Urso
 
COSPNSRBarron, Frontus, Buttenschon, McDonough
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd Art 3 2, Constn
 
Imposes term limits of no more than four four year terms for members of the legislature.
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A08501 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8501
 
SPONSOR: D'Urso
  TITLE OF BILL: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 3 of the constitution, in relation to imposing term limits for members of the legislature   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 3 of the constitution, in relation to imposing term limits for members of the legislature.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Resolved (if the (blank) concur), That section 2 of article 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows: § 2. The senate shall consist of fifty members, except as hereinafter provided. The senators elected in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-five shall hold their offices for three years, and their successors shall be chosen for two years. The assembly shall consist of one hundred and fifty members. The assembly members elected in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight, and their successors, shall be chosen for two years. No person elected to office in the senate in the year two thousand twen- ty and in subsequent years shall serve as a member of the senate for more than four four year terms. No person elected to office in the assembly in the year two thousand twenty and in subsequent years shall serve as a member of the assembly for more than four four year terms. Any partial term of office held as a member of the legislative prior to the election to a four year term shall not be used to calculate any term limitation imposed pursuant to this paragraph. § 2. Resolved (if the (blank) concur), That the foregoing amendments be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published three months previous to the time of such election.   JUSTIFICATION: This bill will establish a limit on how long a member of the legislature can hold office for. With these new sanctions, it will prevent any potential abuse of power and will circulate new members in when the term-limit expires. This bill amends section 2 of article 3 of the constitution, regulating the term limits for both the senate and assem- bly members of the New York State legislature.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: This is a new bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect the first legislative session succeeding the next general election.
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A08501 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8501
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     August 7, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. D'URSO -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Governmental Operations
 
                    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
 
        proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 3 of the constitution, in
          relation to imposing term limits for members of the legislature

     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 shall hold their offices  for  three  years,  and  their
     6  successors  shall be chosen for two years. The assembly shall consist of
     7  one hundred and fifty members. The assembly members elected in the  year
     8  one  thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight, and their successors, shall
     9  be chosen for two years.
    10    No person elected to office in the senate in  the  year  two  thousand
    11  twenty and in subsequent years shall serve as a member of the senate for
    12  more  than  four  four  year  terms.  No person elected to office in the
    13  assembly in the year two thousand twenty and in subsequent  years  shall
    14  serve  as  a  member of the assembly for more than four four year terms.
    15  Any partial term of office held as a member of the legislature prior  to
    16  the election to a four year term shall not be used to calculate any term
    17  limitation imposed pursuant to this paragraph.
    18    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendments be
    19  referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
    20  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
    21  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
    22  published three months previous to the time of such election.
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD89132-01-9
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