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LIMITING CONGRESSIONAL TERMS. PROPOSED U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Declares that the official position of the People of the State of California is that its elected officials should vote to help enact an amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting congressional terms. The amendment would limit U.S. Senators to two terms and House of Representatives members to three terms. Requires the California Legislature and state and federal legislators from California to use their powers to pass the amendment. All candidates for federal or state legislative office who do not provide required support must be identified as non-supporters on ballot. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would have unknown, but possibly significant, annual costs for the Secretary of State's review activities. The costs could range from the tens of thousands to possibly several hundreds of thousands of dollars to review candidate filing papers and develop a system for tracking incumbent legislators' (both federal and state) voting records on term limits. This measure would also result in unknown, but probably minor, costs to counties to add statements to ballots.
David Alessio, 1987 South Terrace, Napa, California 94559 (707) 253-2464
Limiting Congressional Terms. Proposed U.S. Constitutional Amendment. California Initiative 716 (1996).