Wednesday, February 25, 2009

State Lawmakers Mull Bill To Overturn Term Limit Change - NY1

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A bill that could end Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bid for a third term is reportedly picking up steam in Albany.

According to the New York Times, the State Assembly Committee on Election law has enough votes to approve a bill that would effectively undo the law that allows the mayor and City Council members to run for a third term.

The Senate Elections committee is set to vote on the bill on March 10th.

The bill would apply retroactively, and would require a public referendum on term limits in the city.

The committees are just the first step in the process. It would still have to be approved by Governor David Paterson – who has expressed support for the mayor's efforts to run for a third term.