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Griffo leads push for term limits for state lawmakers

A week before the end of the 2018 Legislative Session, New York State lawmakers are making a push for term limits on elected state offices, and the push is being led by state Sen. Joseph Griffo of Rome.

Posted: Jun. 14, 2018 5:30 PM
Updated: Jun. 14, 2018 6:14 PM

ALBANY - A week before the end of the 2018 Legislative Session, New York State lawmakers are making a push for term limits on elected state offices, and the push is being led by state Sen. Joseph Griffo of Rome.

The proposed bill would limit the offices of governor, comptroller and attorney general to two four-year terms, and terms for Senate and Assembly members would be capped at a total of 12 consecutive years.

Griffo says the governor and his Republican challenger, Marc Molinaro, are both in favor of the legislation.

"So, I think you're seeing now from candidates from both sides of the aisle, from members in the Legislature on both sides of the aisle, that if we're sincere and truly committed to – and again, I'm going to emphasize – dramatic and substantive change, this is the way to do it," Griffo said.

Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a Constitutional amendment that would cap the number of years that legislators and officials could serve.

The last day of the 2018 Legislative Session in New York State is June 20.

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