Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. (SJ263)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa) with support from co-patrons Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), and Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


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


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102537D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2015Committee substitute printed 15104048D-S1
01/21/2015Incorporates SJ215
01/22/2015Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Read second time
01/23/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104048D-S1
01/23/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ263S1
01/26/2015Read third time and agreed to by Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/06/2015Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
02/16/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left 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 13 minutes.