Limits the tenure of the temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate and minority leader of the assembly to 12 years; limits the tenure of the chairman of any single legislative committee to 8 years.
Ayes (57): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Perkins, Ranzenhofer, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Nays (4): Diaz, Dilan, Hoylman, Savino
Absent (1): Squadron
Excused (1): Martins
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the legislative law, in relation to limiting the amount of time any member of the legislature may serve as temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate, minority leader of the assembly or chairman of a legislative committee
PURPOSE: This bill limits the tenure of legislative leaders and committee chairs.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the Legislative Law by adding two new sections, 5-b and 5-c.
* 5-b limits the tenure of the temporary president, speaker and minority leaders to less than twelve (12) years.
* 5-c limits the tenure of the committee chair of a single committee to no more than eight (8) years with an exception for the Committee on Rules where there is no limit.
Section 2 details the effective date.
JUSTIFICATION: This bill is intended to keep New York State's leadership fresh and innovative, to allow an influx of new voices and perspectives in order to make better and broader the representation of the people of New York in the State's legislature.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S. 4877 - Investigations and Gov. Operations/A. 2415 Gov. Operations Similar to: A.11233 and S.3139 of 2009/2010 S.4737 of 2007/2008
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediate.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3556 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 5, 2013 ___________Introduced by Sens. GRIFFO, DeFRANCISCO, LARKIN, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Government Operations AN ACT to amend the legislative law, in relation to limiting the amount of time any member of the legislature may serve as temporary president of the senate, speaker of the assembly, minority leader of the senate, minority leader of the assembly or chairman of a legislative committee THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The legislative law is amended by adding two new sections 5-b and 5-c to read as follows: S 5-B. LIMITATION ON TENURE OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT, SPEAKER AND MINOR- ITY LEADERS. NO MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL HOLD THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE OR MINORITY LEADER OF THE ASSEMBLY FOR MORE THAN TWELVE YEARS. S 5-C. LIMITATION ON TENURE OF LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN. NO MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATURE SHALL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF ANY SINGLE LEGISLA- TIVE COMMITTEE, EXCEPT THE COMMITTEE ON RULES, FOR MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06472-01-3