H.J.Res. 1164 (93rd): Joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide 4-year staggered terms for Members of the House of Representatives, and limit such Members to three such terms.

Oct 16, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This resolution was introduced on October 16, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Oct 16, 1974
Harold Froehlich
Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district

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Constitutional Amendment - Provides that Members of the House of Representatives elected for terms beginning after the term in which this article of amendment is adopted shall hold office during the term of four years, except that those elected for the first term beginning after the term in which this article of amendment is adopted shall, immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of such election, be divided as equally as may be in two classes, and the seats of the Representatives in the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the second year, and of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, so that one-half may be chosen every second year.
Provides that no person shall be a Representative who has held the office of Representative for three four-year terms.

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