SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 41

96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 

 

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE NASHEED.

4478L.01I                                                                                                                                                  D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk


 

JOINT RESOLUTION

Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri an amendment repealing section 8 of article III of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting one new section in lieu thereof relating to the term limit reform act.




Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring therein:


            That at the next general election to be held in the state of Missouri, on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2012, or at a special election to be called by the governor for that purpose, there is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state, for adoption or rejection, the following amendment to article III of the Constitution of the state of Missouri:

            Section A. Section 8, article III, Constitution of Missouri, is repealed and one new section adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 8, to read as follows:

            Section 8. [No one shall be elected to serve more than eight years total in any one house of the General Assembly nor more than sixteen years total in both houses of the General Assembly. In applying this section, service in the General Assembly resulting from an election prior to December 3, 1992, or service of less than one year, in the case of a member of the house of representatives, or two years, in the case of a member of the senate, by a person elected after the effective date of this section to complete the term of another person, shall not be counted.] No one elected to serve in the general assembly at an election held after November 1, 2008, shall be elected to serve more than twelve years in any one house of the general assembly, no more than twenty-four years total in both houses of the general assembly. No one elected to serve in the general assembly, at an election held on or prior to November 1, 2008, shall be elected to serve more than eight years total in any one house of the general assembly nor more than sixteen years total in both houses of the general assembly. Service of less than one year, in the case of a member of the house of representatives, or two years, in the case of a member of the senate, by a person elected at any time to complete the term of office of another person, shall not be counted.