Sunday , 24 September 2017

McKinney Debates: Should Texas Move Toward Term Limits?

By TSB Staff

The Texas Senate has advanced a bill that would let voters decide whether or not statewide officeholders should be held to term limits. If enacted, the bill would not apply to lawmakers in the house or senate. Vote and share your opinion below.

From the Dallas Morning News:

The Texas Senate voted 28-3 to allow voters to decide whether statewide officeholders should be limited to two terms. The proposed amendment would not count the tenure of current officeholders towards the two-term limit.

The bill now goes to the House for consideration, and if passed, it would appear ona November ballot to amend the state constitution.

Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, said that he believes in term limits and that he would have hoped to cap the service of legislators also, but this proposal was the political reality of what could pass.

He said it will bring fresh debate and new talent to the state challenges.

The officers effected include the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land and agriculture commissioners, as well as railroad commissioners.

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