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Introduced Version House Joint Resolution 9 History

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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 9


(By Delegate Carmichael)

[Introduced February 16, 2009; referred to the

Committee on Constitutional Revision then the Judiciary.]




Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia, amending article six thereof by adding thereto a new section, designated section three-a, relating to term limitations for legislators; numbering and designating such proposed amendment; and providing a summarized statement of the purpose of such proposed amendment.

Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia, two thirds of the members elected to each house agreeing thereto:
That the question of ratification or rejection of an amendment to the Constitution of the State of West Virginia be submitted to the voters of the state at the next general election to be held in the year two thousand ten, which proposed amendment is that article six thereof be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section three-a, to read as follows:
ARTICLE VI. THE LEGISLATURE.
§3a. Senators and Delegates -- Term limitations.
Senators are limited to two consecutive terms of four years, and delegates are limited to four consecutive terms of two years. The term limitations are for consecutive years and are not lifetime limitations.
Resolved further, That in accordance with the provisions of article eleven, chapter three of the Code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, such proposed amendment is hereby numbered "Amendment No. 1" and designated as the "Term Limitations Amendment" and the purpose of the proposed amendment is summarized as follows: "To amend the State Constitution to limit consecutive terms of state senators to two terms of four years each and of state delegates to four terms of two years each, these limitations being on consecutive terms and not lifetime limitations."


NOTE: The purpose of this resolution is to impose term limitations on legislators.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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