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S00057 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                          57

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 7, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary

                   CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY

       proposing an amendment to section 2 of article 3 of the constitution, in
         relation to increasing the length of the term of office  and  imposing
         term limits for members of the legislature

    1    Section  1. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That section 2 of arti-
    2  cle 3 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
    3    S 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  THAT SENATORS ELECTED IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN  AND  IN  SUBSE-
    8  QUENT  YEARS SHALL HOLD THEIR OFFICES FOR FOUR YEARS. The assembly shall
    9  consist of one hundred and fifty members. The assembly members  [elected
   10  in  the  year  one  thousand  nine  hundred  and thirty-eight, and their
   11  successors,] shall be [chosen] ELECTED for TERMS OF two years; PROVIDED,
   12  THAT ASSEMBLY MEMBERS ELECTED IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN  AND  IN
   13  SUBSEQUENT YEARS SHALL HOLD THEIR OFFICES FOR FOUR YEARS.
   14    NO  PERSON  ELECTED  TO  OFFICE IN THE SENATE IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND
   15  EIGHTEEN AND IN SUBSEQUENT YEARS SHALL SERVE AS A MEMBER OF  THE  SENATE
   16  FOR  MORE  THAN  THREE CONSECUTIVE FOUR YEAR TERMS. NO PERSON ELECTED TO
   17  OFFICE IN THE ASSEMBLY IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN AND  IN  SUBSE-
   18  QUENT  YEARS SHALL SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE ASSEMBLY FOR MORE THAN THREE
   19  CONSECUTIVE FOUR YEAR TERMS. ANY PARTIAL TERM OF OFFICE HELD AS A MEMBER
   20  OF THE LEGISLATURE PRIOR TO THE ELECTION TO A CONSECUTIVE FOUR YEAR TERM
   21  SHALL NOT BE USED TO CALCULATE ANY TERM LIMITATION IMPOSED  PURSUANT  TO
   22  THIS PARAGRAPH.
   23    S  2. RESOLVED (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendments
   24  be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
   25  next succeeding general election of members of  the  assembly,  and,  in
   26  conformity  with  section  1  of  article  19  of  the  constitution, be
   27  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.
                                                                  LBD89025-01-5
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