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Ethics Reform Legislation Passes State Senate

Sen. Sue Serino
Sen. Sue Serino Photo Credit: File

ALBANY, N.Y. --Legislation geared toward reforming ethics in state government passed in the Senate on Tuesday.

The bill would set into eight-year term limits for leadership positions in the Senate and Assembly and would limit the number of consecutive years a legislator can serve as a committee chair. The measure passed in the Senate last year, but died in the State Assembly.

“I said it last year, and I will say it again, I came to Albany to shake things up,” Serino said in a statement. “New Yorkers don’t want to see career politicians monopolizing the governmental process at any level and we’re taking a real step toward reform by sending the message that ‘business as usual’ simply won’t fly.”

The bill will be sent to the Assembly where it is sponsored by Assemblywoman Sandy Galef, a Democrat from Ossining.

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