Section II-12A

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Section II-12A: Term limits for Congressman.

    Beginning January 1, 1995 persons wanting to become a candidate
for election to the United States Congress from this State for a term
beginning on or after January 1, 1995, shall be subject to the
following provisions:
    A.  Any person seeking to have his or her name placed on the
ballot for election to the United States House of Representatives
shall be ineligible if, by the end of the then current term of
office, that person has served in that office for three (3) two-year
terms.
    B. Any person seeking to have his or her name placed on the
ballot for election to the United States Senate shall be ineligible
if, by the end of the then current term of office, that person has
served in that office for two (2) six-year terms.
    C.  A person elected to serve as a member of the United States
Congress shall be eligible to serve as a Representative for a total
of six (6) years and as a Senator for a total of twelve (12) years
for a maximum total of eighteen (18) years as a member of Congress
from this State.
    D.  The provisions of this section shall not be applicable to or
include:
    1.  The years served by any person as a member of the United
States House of Representatives or as a member of the United States
Senate which began prior to the election at which this measure was
enacted.
    2.  The years served by a person who has been appointed to
complete the remainder of a vacated term.
    E.  The provisions of this Section shall not be construed so as
to prevent casting a ballot for any person regardless of the number
of years previously served in the United States Congress by writing
the name of that person on the ballot, or from having such ballot
counted or to prevent a person from campaigning by means of a "write-
in" campaign if that procedure is otherwise authorized in this
Constitution or by law.



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