Text: H.J.Res.11 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 11


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of consecutive terms that a Member of Congress may serve.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 9, 2015

Mr. Barr (for himself, Mr. Harris, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Wittman, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Massie, Mr. Walker, Mr. McKinley, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Rothfus, Mr. Guinta, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Allen, and Mr. Clawson of Florida) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of consecutive terms that a Member of Congress may serve.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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section 1. No person who has been a Senator for two consecutive terms shall again be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate until the date that is one year after the end of such second consecutive term.

section 2. No person who has been a Representative for six consecutive terms shall again be eligible for election to the House of Representatives until the date that is one year after the end of the sixth consecutive term.

section 3. For purposes of this article, any term a person serves as a Senator or Representative to fill a vacancy shall not be included in determining the number of consecutive terms that the person has been a Senator or Representative unless the period of time for which the person fills the vacancy is greater than three years in the case of a Senator or greater than one year in the case of a Representative.

section 4. For the purposes of this article, any term that began before the date of the ratification of this article shall not be included in determining the number of consecutive terms that a person has been a Senator or Representative.”.


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