HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2417

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

proposing an amendment to the hawaii constitution to limit the terms of MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to propose an amendment to article III, section 4, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to limit the service of members of the house of representatives elected in 2016 or thereafter to five consecutive full terms.

     SECTION 2.  Article III, section 4, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii is amended to read as follows:

"ELECTION OF MEMBERS; TERM

     Section 4.  Each member of the legislature shall be elected at an election.  If more than one candidate has been nominated for election to a seat in the legislature, the member occupying that seat shall be elected at a general election.  If a candidate nominated for a seat at a primary election is unopposed for that seat at the general election, the candidate shall be deemed elected at the primary election.  The term of office of a member of the house of representatives shall be two years and the term of office of a member of the senate shall be four years[.]; provided that no member of the house of representatives elected in the general election of 2016 or thereafter shall serve more than five consecutive full terms.  The term of a member of the legislature shall begin on the day of the general election at which elected or if elected at a primary election, on the day of the general election immediately following the primary election at which elected.  For a member of the house of representatives, the term shall end on the day of the general election immediately following the day the member's term commences.  For a member of the senate, the term shall end on the day of the second general election immediately following the day the member's term commences."

     SECTION 3.  The question to be printed on the ballot shall be as follows:

     "Shall the members of the house of representatives elected in 2016 or thereafter be subject to term limits of five consecutive full terms (ten years)?"

     SECTION 4.  Constitutional material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New constitutional material is underscored.

     SECTION 5.  This amendment shall take effect upon compliance with article XVII, section 3, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

_____________________________

 

 


 


 

Report Title:

Constitutional Amendment; House of Representatives; Term Limits

 

Description:

Proposes a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of members of the house of representatives elected in the general election of 2016 or thereafter to five consecutive full terms.

 

 

 

The summary description of legislation appearing on this page is for informational purposes only and is not legislation or evidence of legislative intent.