Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference). (SJ217)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2021 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


07/18/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100119D
07/18/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2017Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/31/2017Committee substitute printed 17104945D-S1
01/31/2017Incorporates SJ227 (Surovell)
01/31/2017Passed by indefinitely in Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ4, SJ34, SJ50 and SJ227.