Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference). (SJ276)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2017 and thereafter to succeed himself in office. The amendment allows two four-year terms (either in succession or not in succession) but prohibits election to a third term. Service for more than two years of a partial term counts as service for one term. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/19/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100885D
12/19/2012Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/15/2013Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment and Referenda
01/22/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2013Read third time and agreed to by Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/2013Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/23/2013Left in Privileges and Elections


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 14 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ549 and HJ679.