Bill Text: TX SB110 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to term limits for elected officers of political subdivisions.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced - Dead) 2017-01-25 - Referred to State Affairs [SB110 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-SB110-Introduced.html
  85R248 ATP-D
 
  By: Huffines S.B. No. 110
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to term limits for elected officers of political
  subdivisions.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Chapter 601, Government Code, is amended by
  adding Section 601.010 to read as follows:
         Sec. 601.010.  ADOPTION OF TERM LIMIT FOR CERTAIN LOCAL
  OFFICERS REQUIRED. (a) The governing body of a political
  subdivision shall adopt a limit on the number of terms that a person
  may serve for each elected office of that subdivision as provided by
  this section.
         (b)  The term limit adopted under this section must ensure
  that a person may not serve longer than 12 years in an office,
  regardless of whether the person serves consecutive terms.
         (c)  Service in the same office for a different precinct or
  place is counted toward the limit described by Subsection (b).
         (c-1)  A term that begins before January 1, 2019, is not
  counted in determining whether a person is eligible to serve as an
  officer of a political subdivision. This subsection expires
  February 1, 2035.
         (c-2)  A political subdivision shall establish the term
  limits as required by Subsection (a) not later than January 1, 2018.
  This subsection expires January 1, 2019.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect on the date on which the
  constitutional amendment proposed by the 85th Legislature, Regular
  Session, 2017, requiring a political subdivision of this state to
  limit the number of terms for which a person may be elected to hold
  an office of the political subdivision is approved by the voters.
  If that amendment is not approved by the voters, this Act has no
  effect.
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