Term Limits

HJR 4

Sponsored by Representative Neth (R), District 17
12/17/2012 Prefiled (H)
1/09/2013 H 22 Read First Time (H)
1/10/2013 H 61 Read Second Time (H)
1/17/2013 H 143 Referred: Elections(H)
1/29/2013 Public Hearing Completed (H)
2/05/2013 Public Hearing Completed (H)
2/05/2013 Executive Session Completed (H)
2/14/2013 – Rules – No Action Taken (H)
2/05/2013 Voted Do Pass (H)
2/13/2013 H 342 Reported Do Pass (H)
2/13/2013 H 342 Referred: Rules(H)
2/14/2013 Rules – Executive Session Completed (H)
2/14/2013 Rules – No Action Taken (H)
2/18/2013 Rules – Executive Session Completed (H)
2/18/2013 Rules – No Action Taken (H)
2/25/2013 Rules – Executive Session Completed (H)
2/25/2013 Rules – Voted Do Pass (H)
2/25/2013 H 422 Rules – Reported Do Pass (H)
2/27/2013 H 464 Taken Up for Perfection (H)
2/27/2013 H 464 Laid Over (H) – HA 1 ADOPTED
3/05/2013 H 507 Taken Up for Perfection (H)
3/05/2013 H 507 Perfected with Amendments (H) – HA 1, HA 2 ADOPTED
3/05/2013 H 507 Referred: Fiscal Review(H)
3/06/2013 Executive Session Completed (H)
3/06/2013 Voted Do Pass (H)
3/06/2013 H 525 Reported Do Pass (H)
3/07/2013 H 534 – 535 Third Read and Passed (H)- AYES: 130 NOES: 23
3/07/2013 S 489 Reported to the Senate and First Read (S) – AYES: 121 NOES: 31
3/28/2013 S 610 Second read and referred: Senate Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions, and Ethics(S)
4/08/2013 Public Hearing Scheduled (S) – Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 12:00 p.m., Senate Lounge
4/09/2013 Public Hearing Held (S)

Modifies legislator term limits
Upon voter approval, this proposed constitutional amendment prohibits a person from serving more than 16 years in the General Assembly. The service may be split between the House of Representatives and the Senate in any proportion as long as the individual serves no more than 16 years total. Currently, no one can serve more than eight years in any one house of the General Assembly or more than 16 years in both houses.

SJR 19

Sponsored by Brad Lager (R), District 12
3/13/2013 Second Read and Referred S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee

Currently, a person cannot serve as Governor or State Treasurer for more than two terms of four years each. This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by the voters, extends this term limit to every other statewide elected official, including the lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General and State Auditor.

This amendment is identical to SJR 26 (2012) and SJR 7 (2011).

SJR 10

Sponsored by Senator Nasheed (D), District 5
First Read 1-10-2013
Second Read 1-14-13
Text Unchanged, Not Amended,
Last Action: 4/9/2013 – Hearing Conducted S Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee

Allows for 16 years in either chamber
This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by voters, would increase term limits from eight years to sixteen years total in any one house of the General Assembly. A person is still limited to sixteen years total in the General Assembly, but such person may split service between the House of Representatives and the Senate in any proportion as long as the individual serves no more than sixteen total years.

HJR 13/18/21

Sponsored by Rochelle Walton Gray (D), District 75/Jill Schupp (D), District 88 / Dwight Scharnhorst (R), District 98

Proposes a constitutional amendment limiting the total service in the General Assembly to 16 years in any proportion between the House of Representatives and the Senate.

HJR 34

Sponsored by Michael Butler (D), District 79
3/26/2013 H 687 Introduced and Read First Time (H)
3/27/2013 H 695 Read Second Time (H)

Proposes a constitutional amendment prohibiting anyone elected to the General Assembly after November 1, 2014 from serving more than 12 years in any one house or more than 24 years total in both houses.