Michigan House approves putting term limits proposal on ballot

10 May, 2022
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Michigan House approves putting term limits proposal on ballot

The Michigan House voted Tuesday to put before voters a constitutional amendment to revise the state’s legislative term limits law and require state elected officials to disclose their personal financial information.

The state Senate was expected to follow suit later in the day, setting the stage for a public vote in November

A constitutional provision approved by voters in 1992 allows legislators to serve no more than 14 years, including three two-year House terms and two four-year Senate terms. The amendment — which the House passed 76-28 without debate — would allow them to serve up to 12 years: six two-year House terms, three four-year Senate terms or a combination.

Supporters of amending term limits say it would enable new lawmakers, particularly in the House, to focus on their job instead of immediately looking to run for the Senate or find work outside the Legislature.


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