2020 Senate Joint Resolution P

Extend legislator term limits

Introduced in the Senate

June 25, 2020

Introduced by Sen. Adam Hollier (D-2)

To place before voters in the next general election a constitutional amendment to extend legislative term limits. Under Michigan’s current term limits, representatives may only get three terms of two-years each, and senators may only get two terms of four-years each. The measure would extend this to 24 years combined in the House and Senate. Term limits were adopted by a 59-41 percent vote of the people in 1992; since 2001 legislators have proposed more than 20 initiatives to repeal them or extend their length. This is the third such proposal introduced in 2019-20 legislature.

Referred to the Committee on Government Operations