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Term Limts Plan Approved By Ballot Board

Sep 19, 2015

Backers of a state legislative term limits proposal may begin collecting petition signatures to get their measure onto the ballot.

The Ohio Ballot Board has certified the proposal as a single issue, which allows supporters to begin gathering the roughly 306 thousand valid petition signatures needed to place the issue on 2016 ballots.  Ohioans in 1992 voted to limit state representatives to four, two-year terms and senators to two, four-year terms.  That does not prohibit them from moving between the House and Senate once they've reached those limits, or running again after a few years. The proposed constitutional amendment would limit state legislators to no more than eight years in a chamber and 12 total combined years at the Statehouse. The years accrued prior to passage would not count.