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2020 Voter Guide, Part 3 of 5

Part One is Here.


When you vote, your ballot will only show the Issue Number (if applicable), the Popular Name, and the Ballot Title.


ISSUE NO. 2

POPULAR NAME: A constitutional amendment to amend the term limits applicable to members of the General Assembly, to be known as the “Arkansas Term Limits Amendment”


BALLOT TITLE: A constitutional amendment to be known as the “Arkansas Term Limits Amendment”; and amending the term limits applicable to members of the General Assembly.


OUR SUMMARY: Currently, members of the Arkansas General Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives) are limited to a life-time term limit of 16 years total, regardless of chamber. This amendment would remove the life-time limit, instead setting a consecutive limit of 12 years, with a required 4 year break between terms. Legislators taking a break before reaching 12 years would not be required to wait 4 years and their 12 year limit would reset. For example, if a legislator served two 4-year terms in the Senate, then one 2-year term in the House, then took a year off, they could immediately repeat the same pattern - indefinitely.


SHORT AND SWEET: Remove life-time term limits. Restrict consecutive years served to 12, with a 4 year break. If taking a break before the 12 years are reached, the count resets.


For the UAEX guide, click here.

For the full text of the amendment, click here.

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