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Text of Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of years Representatives and Senators may ...

...and Senators may serve.

This resolution was introduced on March 31, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 31, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. J. RES. 53

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 31, 2011

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 Representatives and Senators may serve.

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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No person shall be a Representative for more than eighteen years, except that service to fill a vacancy shall not be included in determining eligibility.

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No person shall be a Senator for more than eighteen years, except that service to fill a vacancy shall not be included in determining eligibility.

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Only service that begins after the date of ratification of this article shall count in determining the number of years a Representative or Senator serves.

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