H.J.Res. 101 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States providing for Representatives to be chosen every ...

...four years, and limiting the number of times Senators and Representatives may be elected.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Feb 06, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. J. RES. 101

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 6, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Rigell, and Mr. Scott of South Carolina) 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 providing for Representatives to be chosen every four years, and limiting the number of times Senators and Representatives may be elected.

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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1.

The House of Representatives shall be composed of Representatives chosen every four years.

2.

No person shall be elected as a Representative more than three times. An election to any part of a term for which some other person was elected shall not count in determining the number of times a person is elected unless the person serves more than two years as a Representative pursuant to that election.

3.

No person shall be elected or appointed as a Senator more than twice. 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 times a person is elected or appointed unless the person serves more than three years as a Senator pursuant to that election or appointment.

4.

Only elections or appointments which occur after the date of ratification of this article shall count in determining the number of times a person is elected or appointed.

5.

Any reelection or reappointment of a Senator to the office of Senator shall not count in determining the number of times a person is elected or appointed if the person was a Senator on the date of ratification of this article and has been elected as a Senator every term since the date of ratification of this article. Any reelection of a Representative to the office of Representative shall not count in determining the number of times a person is elected or appointed if the person was a Representative on the date of ratification of this article and has been elected as a Representative every term since the date of ratification of this article.

6.

Section 1 of this article shall take effect beginning with the first regularly scheduled general election to the House of Representatives occurring after the ratification of this article and occurring in a year in which no regularly scheduled general presidential election occurs.

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