Text: H.J.Res.85 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. J. RES. 85


Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States limiting the number of terms Senators and Representatives may serve.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 1, 2017

Mr. Gallagher (for himself and Mr. Johnson of Louisiana) submitted 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 limiting the number of terms Senators and Representatives 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 shall serve as a Representative for more than six terms. An election to any part of a term for which some other person was elected shall not count in determining the number of terms a person serves as a Representative unless the person serves more than one year as a Representative pursuant to that election.

section 2. No person shall serve as a Senator for more than two terms. An election or appointment to any part of a term for which some other person was elected shall not count in determining the number of terms a person serves as a Senator unless the person serves more than three years as a Senator pursuant to that election or appointment.

section 3. This article shall not apply to any person who served as a Representative or as a Senator during any Congress occurring before the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.”.


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