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 proposed constitutional 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 Legislative Analyst's Estimate of Net State and Local Government Fiscal Impact: Relatively minor costs to Secretary of State to review voting records of state and federal legislators and to make certain determinations regarding ballot statements, and to counties to add certain statements to the ballot.
Popular Vote Results
Y: 2871975; A: 52.9; N: 2561382; B: 47.1
Constitutional Amendment. Initiative Statute.
SALLY REED IMPASTATO
MARK WHISLER, President, Sacramento City Taxpayers' Rights League
Limiting Congressional Terms. Proposed U.S. Constitutional Amendment. California Proposition 225 (1998).