Amedore sponsors term limits and extensions
Feb 20, 2015 12:02 am
[caption width="190" align="alignright"] George Amedore, from NY State Senate website.[/caption]State Senator George Amedore (R-Rotterdam) introduced a bill (S.3808) Feb. 17 that would impose term limits for members of the New York State Senate and Assembly. Members of the Legislature would be ineligible to serve more than six two-year terms in either the Assembly or Senate beginning in January 2017 if the bill were to pass both chambers and get Governor Andrew Cuomo's signature. “Holding office is a civic duty, and a way of giving back to the community in the form of public service,” Amedore wrote in a released statement. “New voices and ideas will help to keep our government innovative and responsive to the people, while bringing fresh perspective to the issues that plague our state, including the high cost of living and the need for good-paying jobs to revitalize our economy.” Assemblymember Mark Johns of Rochester sponsored same-as legislation in the Assembly. Amedore, who represents Greene, Schoharie, and parts of Ulster and Albany counties, has also co-sponsored a constitutional amendment with Columbia and Rensselear County Senator Kathy Marchione (S.57) that would increase the term of office for the Legislature from two years to four years, and would limit members of the Legislature to serving three terms.