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PUB 700427: Limit Number of Terms to One by joe hannoush

ARTICLE III: LEGISLATURE, Section 15. Terms and qualifications of legislators.

SECTION 15.Terms and qualifications of legislators.
  1. SENATORS. Senators shall be elected for terms of four years, those from odd-numbered districts in the years the numbers of which are multiples of four and those from even-numbered districts in even-numbered years the numbers of which are not multiples of four; except, at the election next following a reapportionment, some senators shall be elected for terms of two years when necessary to maintain staggered terms. No Senator shall be elected to more than one term, consecutive or cumulative.
  2. REPRESENTATIVES. Members of the house of representatives shall be elected for terms of two years in each even-numbered year. No Representative shall be elected to more than one term, consecutive or cumulative.
  3. QUALIFICATIONS. Each legislator shall be at least twenty-one years of age, an elector and resident of the district from which elected and shall have resided in the state for a period of two years prior to election.
  4. ASSUMING OFFICE; VACANCIES. Members of the legislature shall take office upon election. Vacancies in legislative office shall be filled only by election as provided by law.