H. J. RES. 50
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 31, 2017
Mr. Labrador (for himself, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Mr. Schweikert, Mr. DesJarlais, Mr. Rice of South Carolina, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Babin, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Budd, Mr. Davidson, Mr. Zeldin, Mr. Hudson, and Mr. Jody B. Hice of Georgia) submitted the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit the number of terms a Representative or Senator 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:
No person who has been a Senator for two terms shall again be eligible for election or appointment to the Senate.
No person who has been a Representative for six terms shall again be eligible for election to the House of Representatives.
For the purposes of this article, any term a person serves as a Senator or Representative to fill a vacancy shall not be included in determining the number of terms that the person has been a Senator or Representative unless the period of time for which the person fills the vacancy is greater than three years in the case of a Senator or greater than one year in the case of a Representative.
For the purposes of this article, any term that began before the date of the ratification of this article shall not be included in determining the number of terms that a person has been a Senator or Representative.