Constitutional amendments; Governor's and Board of Education's terms of office (first reference). (SJ100)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna)


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Constitutional amendments (first resolution); balance of executive and legislative branch powers. Proposes several amendments to the Constitution to (i) extend the Governor's term to six years beginning with the Governor elected in 2009, (ii) continue the prohibition on successive terms, (iii) provide six-year terms for the lieutenant governor and attorney general, (iv) authorize the General Assembly to nullify or suspend administrative regulations, (v) transfer five of the nine appointments on the Board of Education made by the Governor to the legislature, and (vi) permit the General Assembly to extend a session for any period by a two-thirds vote. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Balance of Powers Between the Legislative and Executive Branches pursuant to HJR 707 (2005). These proposed constitutional amendments are identical to the amendments proposed in HJR 145. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/11/2006 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063214726
  • 01/11/2006 Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
  • 01/17/2006 Continued to 2007 in Privileges and Elections (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)