SJR 39 Modifies the length and number of terms for Representatives and Senators
Sponsor: Clemens
LR Number: 3384S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 1/16/2008 - Second Read and Referred S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page: S106
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Upon voter approval

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SJR 39 - This proposed constitutional amendment, if approved by voters, would modify the term of office for Senators and Representatives. Currently, Representatives are elected every two years to serve two-year terms and one-half of the Senators are elected every two years to serve four-year terms. Beginning with the 97th General Assembly, all Representatives would be elected every four years and would be eligible to serve three four-year terms. Senators would be eligible to serve two six-year terms and one-third of the Senators would be up for election every two years. Beginning with the 97th General Assembly, no one shall serve more than 12 years total in one house nor more than 24 years total in both houses, disregarding any prior service.

This SJR is similar to SJR 21 (2007).

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