Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference). (SJ6)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); Governor's term of office. Permits a Governor elected in 2025 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


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100588D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2020Continued to 2021 in Privileges and Elections (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Stephen Martin writes:

Most are very concerned that once in office whether you do a respectable job or not, you can make a life long career out it. If your party controls the majority, all is safe and secure for your future. Term limits are more needed today than ever.

I propose this type of legislation, popular vote to carry all, etc. should only be passed if the house and senate can pass with 2/3 or 3/4 of the members in favor, not just 1 vote potential. This helps represent the entire state not just 4 high population centers.

Virginia electives are now attempting to further agendas based on pockets of high liberal population that in no way takes into consideration the entire geography of the state. We are currently seeing examples of large geographic areas disagreeing with the progressive agenda in our current situation.

Anything that touches on constitutional articles should not be decided by a simple party majority vote!

Anything that furthers our elected officials terms should never be decided by a 1 party vote majority which is the current potential. If you really want to right the ship, amend this process immediately.

My guess is there would be no support for such and the true intent is only to stack the deck in the majority party's favor.

Don't let this and similar legislation become law by 1 vote!

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Objecting to majority rule because that majority lives in cities is a very bad take.