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...individual may serve in certain positions in the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.

This resolution was introduced on February 10, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 10, 1994 (Introduced).

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HJ 324 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. J. RES. 324

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of years an individual may serve in certain positions in the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 10, 1994

Mr. SARPALIUS (for himself and Mr. BREWSTER) 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 years an individual may serve in certain positions in the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.

    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 may serve in the United States Government in the following positions, either individually or cumulatively, for more than 12 years:

      ‘(1) President of the United States.

      ‘(2) Vice-President of the United States.

      ‘(3) Member of the Cabinet of the President.

      ‘(4) Senator or Representative in, or Resident Commissioner or Delegate to, the Congress.

      ‘(5) Positions located within the District of Columbia or a contiguous area for which appointment by the President is required, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.

      ‘(6) Justice of the Supreme Court.

    ‘SECTION 2. This article shall apply to the Justices serving on the Supreme Court as of the date of ratification of this article as follows: one year after the date of the first Presidential election after ratification, the term of the Justice who has the most seniority on the Supreme Court, and who has exceeded the limitation on service set forth in section 1, shall end; and one year after the date of each Presidential election thereafter, the term of the Justice who then has the most seniority on the Supreme Court, and who has exceeded the limitation on service set forth in section 1, shall end.

    ‘SECTION 3. For purposes of this article and except as provided in section 2, service in a position referred to in section 1 before ratification of this article shall be included in determining the number of years served. A person serving in an elected position on the date of ratification of this article may serve out the remainder of the term of that position, regardless of whether that person has exceeded the limitation on service set forth in section 1.’.