|SJR 028||Changes Terms of Office For Members of the General Assembly|
|LR Number:||S1762.02I||Fiscal Note:||1762-02|
|Committee:||Elections, Pensions and Veterans' Affairs|
|Last Action:||05/28/96 - S Inf Calendar S Bills for Perfection|
SJR 28 - This joint resolution, if approved by the voters, would modify the terms of office for members of the Senate and the House of Representatives and would adjust the total length of time that senators and representatives may serve in office to conform to the new terms of office.
In 1998, one-half of the House of Representatives would be elected to four year terms and one-half to two year terms of office. One-half of the members of the House would be elected to four year terms every four years thereafter.
In 1998, eleven senators would be elected to six year terms and six would be elected to four year terms; in 2000, twelve senators would be elected to six year terms and five would be elected to two year terms. Thereafter, all senators would be elected to serve six year terms.
Members of the General Assembly elected after November, 1992 would be permitted to serve a maximum of twelve years in each chamber but service would not be included if it resulted from a special election to fill less than one-half of the original term.
Special elections to fill a vacancy would be conducted in
the old district from the time of redistricting through the first
general election as under the current law. Thereafter, such
elections will be held in the new district.