THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

828

TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2017

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to elections.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part I to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"12-   Term limits; office of house of representatives; office of senate. For terms beginning on the general election of 2020, no member of the legislature shall serve for more than twelve consecutive years in the house of representatives and twelve consecutive years in the senate. If a member reaches the twelve-year limit in the house of representatives or the senate, that member may serve additional terms in office after a hiatus of at least one term of office in the house of representatives or the senate, as applicable."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval and upon ratification of a constitutional amendment requiring term limits for members of the legislature of twelve consecutive years in the house of representatives and twelve consecutive years in the senate.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Elections; Candidates; House of Representatives; Senate; Term Limits

 

Description:

Prohibits a member of the legislature from serving more than twelve consecutive years in the house of representatives and twelve consecutive years in the senate. Effective upon ratification of constitutional amendment.

 

 

 

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