ALBANY—A bill requiring a public referendum to extend term limits has cleared the Assembly’s election committee. The vote was 11-5.
“While some of us, including myself, are against term limits, the City of New York spoke twice,” said Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr., the committee chair.
The bill will now advance to the Ways and Means Committee. It would require a citywide referendum in New York by May 1.
Assemblyman Rob Walker, of Long Island raised concerns about whether the city Board of Elections would be prepared in time. A Diaz staffer assured him the BOE could be ready, especially if the bill is passed soon.
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