Bill Text: SC H3166 | 2019-2020 | 123rd General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Term Limits

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 15-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-30 - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: W.Newton [H3166 Detail]

Download: South_Carolina-2019-H3166-Introduced.html


A JOINT RESOLUTION

TO MAKE AN APPLICATION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO CONGRESS, AS PROVIDED BY ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, TO CALL A CONVENTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO SET A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TERMS THAT A PERSON MAY BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TO SET A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TERMS THAT A PERSON MAY BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    The General Assembly of South Carolina, by this resolution, hereby makes an application to Congress, as provided by Article V of the Constitution of the United States of America, to call a convention limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives and to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States Senate.

SECTION    2.    The South Carolina Secretary of State is directed to transmit copies of this application to the President and Secretary of the Senate of the United States and to the Speaker, Clerk, and Judiciary Committee Chairman of the House of Representatives of the Congress with copies to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives from this State and also to transmit copies to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in the several states, requesting their cooperation.

SECTION    3.    This application is considered as covering the same subject matter as the applications from other states to Congress to call a convention to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected to the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States, and this application must be aggregated with those of other states for the purpose of attaining the two-thirds of states necessary to require Congress to call a limited convention on this subject, but may not be aggregated with any other applications on any other subject.

SECTION    4.    This application constitutes a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States of America until the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the several states have made applications on the same subject.

SECTION    5.    This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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