H.J.Res. 2 (105th): Term Limits resolution

Jan 07, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Failed House
Bill McCollum
Representative for Florida's 8th congressional district
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Last Updated
Feb 06, 1997
4 pages
Related Bills
H.Res. 47 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Feb 12, 1997


This resolution failed in the House on February 12, 1997.

Introduced Jan 07, 1997
Referred to Committee Jan 07, 1997
Reported by Committee Feb 04, 1997
Failed House Feb 12, 1997
Full Title

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with respect to the number of terms of office of Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives.


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Feb 12, 1997 6:33 p.m.
Failed 217/211

137 cosponsors (131R, 6D) (show)

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Constitutional Amendment - Makes any person who has been elected for a full term:
(1) two times to the Senate ineligible for election or appointment to the Senate; or
(2) six times to the House ineligible for election to the House. Bars any person who has served as a:
(1) Senator for more than three years of a term to which some other person was elected from being subsequently eligible for election to the Senate more than once; and
(2) Representative for more than one year from being subsequently eligible for election to the House more than five times.
Excludes election or service occurring before this article becomes operative when determining eligibility.

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