Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference). (SJ271)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first reference); 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 »


02/04/2021: passed committee


07/20/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100204D
07/20/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/04/2021Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Reading waived (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2021Reading waived (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Rejected by Senate (12-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)