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H.J.Res. 273 (99th): A joint resolution to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for terms of two and four years for Members of the House of Representatives.


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4/30/1985--Introduced. Constitutional Amendment - Declares the terms of Members of the House of Representatives who are elected in a year ending with a zero to be two years. Declares the terms of such Members elected in a year ending with a two or six to be four years. Prohibits a Member of the House from being eligible for election to the Senate for a term which is to begin before the expiration of the Member's House term, unless such Member submits a resignation 30 days prior to such election which is effective not later than the beginning of the Senate term. Prohibits a candidate for election to one House of Congress from being eligible for election to the other House.