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...Senators, Representatives, and the President and Vice President.

This resolution was introduced on March 29, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 29, 1995 (Introduced).

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104th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 82

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the terms of office of Senators, Representatives, and the President and Vice President.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 29, 1995

Mr. MASCARA 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 relating to the terms of office of Senators, Representatives, and the President and Vice President.

    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. The term of office of a Representative in Congress shall be four years.

    ‘SECTION 2. No person who has been elected to the Senate two times shall thereafter be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate. No person who has been elected to the House of Representatives a total of three four-year terms, shall thereafter be eligible for election to the House of Representatives.

    ‘SECTION 3. For the purposes of determining eligibility for election under section 2, service of more than three years of a Senate term to which some other person was elected, or service of more than two years of a House term, shall count as an election.

    ‘SECTION 4. No election or service occurring before this article becomes operative shall be taken into account when determining eligibility for election under this article.

    ‘SECTION 5. The term of office of President and Vice President shall be six years. No person who has been elected President or Vice President for a six-year term shall thereafter be eligible for election to the office of President or Vice President.

    ‘SECTION 6. This article shall apply with respect to terms of office beginning more than one year after the date of the ratification of this article.’.