NY State Senate Majority Introduces Bill Capping Terms of Legislative Leaders


Albany, NY — A term limit bill has been the Senate Republican-backed answer when asked what the conference will propose to reform the Legislature’s ethics. Both former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and ex-Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos were convicted on corruption charges late last year.

Before his ouster from the top post in the Assembly following his arrest, Silver was the second-longest serving speaker.

The term limit measure would cap the Senate and Assembly leaders, plus the minority leaders to eight-year terms. Committee chairs would be capped to eight years.

The measure would set in law rules the Senate has had in place for the last several years.

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