S.J.Res. 2: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number ...

...of terms that a Member of Congress may serve.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jan 23, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. J. RES. 2

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 23 (legislative day, January 3), 2013

(for himself, Mr. Paul, Ms. Ayotte, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Lee, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Toomey, and Mr. Johnson of Wisconsin) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to limiting the number of terms that a Member of Congress 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 by the Congress:

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No person who has served 3 terms as a Representative shall be eligible for election to the House of Representatives. For purposes of this section, the election of a person to fill a vacancy in the House of Representatives shall be included as 1 term in determining the number of terms that such person has served as a Representative if the person fills the vacancy for more than 1 year.

2.

No person who has served 2 terms as a Senator shall be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate. For purposes of this section, the election or appointment of a person to fill a vacancy in the Senate shall be included as 1 term in determining the number of terms that such person has served as a Senator if the person fills the vacancy for more than 3 years.

3.

No term beginning before the date of the ratification of this article shall be taken into account in determining eligibility for election or appointment under this article.

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