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SJR 13 - Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials - Texas Key Vote

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Title: Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters establishing term limits for certain statewide offices.

Highlights:

  • Amends the constitution to establish a term limit of 2 consecutive terms for positions filled in statewide elections, except for judicial positions (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a temporary provision that exempts a term of office that began before January 1, 2014 from being counted in determining whether a person is eligible to serve, expiring February 1, 2031 (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, comptroller of public accounts, land commissioner, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture and railroad commissioner are subject to the proposed term limits (Sec. 3).
  • Requires this amendment to be submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 5, 2013 (Sec. 3).
  • Rep. Stefani Carter is not listed on the vote breakdown because her vote does not accurately reflect her intention; she initially voted 'Yea' and changed her vote to 'Nay' after the roll call.
  • Rep. Brandon Creighton is not listed on the vote breakdown because his vote does not accurately reflect his intention; he initially voted 'Nay' and changed his vote to 'Yea' after the roll call.
  • Rep. Todd Hunter is not listed on the vote breakdown because he was excused for committee business, but his intention was to vote 'Yea'.
  • Rep. Jason Isaac is not listed on the vote breakdown because his vote does not accurately reflect his intention; he initially voted 'Nay' and changed his vote to 'Yea' after the roll call.
  • Rep. Kyle Kacal is not listed on the vote breakdown because his vote does not accurately reflect his intention; he initially voted 'Nay' and changed his vote to 'Yea' after the roll call.

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Title: Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a joint resolution that submits a constitutional amendment to the voters establishing term limits for certain statewide offices.

Highlights:

  • Amends the constitution to establish a term limit of 2 consecutive terms for positions filled in statewide elections, except for judicial positions (Sec. 1).
  • Establishes a temporary provision that exempts a term of office that began before January 1, 2014 from being counted in determining whether a person is eligible to serve, expiring February 1, 2031 (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Comptroller of Public Accounts, Land Commissioner, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture and railroad commissioner are subject to the proposed term limits (Sec. 3).
  • Requires this amendment to be submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 5, 2013 (Sec. 3).

Title: Establishes Term Limits For Certain Elected Officials

NOTE: AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION REQUIRES TWO-THIRDS APPROVAL IN EACH CHAMBER FOR PASSAGE. IT MUST THEN BE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CITIZENS VOTING IN THE NEXT ELECTION TO BE ENACTED.

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