Constitutional amendment; General Assembly, term limits (first reference). (SJ7)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first reference); General Assembly; term limits. Limits members of the Senate to three full terms (12 years) and members of the House of Delegates to six full terms (12 years). The limitations apply to service for both consecutive and nonconsecutive terms. Service for a partial term does not preclude serving the allowed number of full terms. The limits apply to terms of service beginning on and after the start of the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


01/04/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Privileges and Elections Committee


01/04/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101491D
01/04/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections


Lou Di Leonardo writes:

Government has become a refuge for fossils. How many legislators have been there for 20, 30, or more years? Their political machines keep them in place way past their best-by date simply because they make money off of advising, advertising, and selling candidates. These old timers are out of touch with the public and see their jobs merely as opportunities to make some extra cash for doing nothing but voting as they are told by their political parties. One and done! If it's good enough for the governor, it should be good enough for all politicians.

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