A10148 Summary:

BILL NOA10148
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRules (Brown K)
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd Art 3 §2, Constn
 
Imposes term limits on members of the legislature such that no person can serve in a house of the legislature for more than six consecutive terms.
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A10148 Actions:

BILL NOA10148
 
05/10/2024referred to governmental operations
05/10/2024to attorney-general for opinion
05/31/2024opinion referred to judiciary
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A10148 Committee Votes:

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A10148 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A10148
 
SPONSOR: Rules (Brown K)
  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 on members of the legislature   PURPOSE: Impose term limits on members of the legislature.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 2: The senators shall be elected for terms of two years provided, however, no senator shall serve for more than six consecutive terms. The assembly members shall be elected for terms of two years provide, however, no assembly member shall serve for more than six consecutive terms. Section 2: Identifies effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: According to Unite NY's most recent poll, 80% of voters in New York State support term limits for statewide offices. Term limits may be divided into two broad categories: consecutive and lifetime. With consecutive term limits, a legislator is limited to serv- ing a specific number of years. Upon hitting the limit in one chamber, a legislator may run for election to the other chamber or leave the legis- lature. After a set period of time (usually two years), the clock resets on the limit, and the legislator may run for election to their original seat and serve up to the limit again. With lifetime limits, once a legislator has served up to the limit, they may never again run for election to that office. Lifetime limits are much more restrictive than consecutive limits. According to The National Conference of State Legislature's 16 States currently have term limits for their legislators. In the 2023 legisla- tive sessions, more states are considering term limits for state lawmak- ers or amending previous laws via various pieces of term limit legis- lation. As stated in the News Advocate term limits can foster democratic repre- sentation, limit corruption, and promote accountability. Term limits allow for a more diverse pool of individuals to hold public office. By preventing entrenched incumbency, they create opportunities for fresh talent, new ideas and increased competition. Term limits also help to mitigate corruption and abuse of power. Finally frequent turn- over of elected officials can help maintain a healthy balance of power and limit the influence of special interest groups. Under term limits, lobbyists have to work harder to make their cases to legislators because a substantial proportion of them are in their first term. Further, incoming legislators tend to be more suspicious of the influence of interest groups and lobbyists. This bill will promote accountability by imposing term limits on the members of the legislature. Knowing they have a limited time in office members may feel compelled to take more decisive actions, fulfill campaign promises, and deliver tangible results.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:   EFFECTIVE DATE: Resolved (if the concur), That the foregoing amendments be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the next succeed- ing general election of members of the assembly, and, in conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be published for three months previous to the time of such election.
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A10148 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          10148
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 10, 2024
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. K. Brown) --
          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 on 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] elected for terms of two  years provided,
     7  however, no senator shall serve for more than six consecutive terms. The
     8  assembly shall consist of one hundred and fifty  members.  The  assembly
     9  members [elected in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty-eight,
    10  and  their successors,] shall be [chosen] elected for terms of two years
    11  provided, however, no assembly member shall  serve  for  more  than  six
    12  consecutive terms.
    13    § 2. Resolved (if the Senate concur), That the foregoing amendments be
    14  referred  to  the  first regular legislative session convening after the
    15  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
    16  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
    17  published for 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.
                                                                   LBD89130-01-4
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