2014 House Joint Resolution 1003 - Introduced

State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2014  

651V0520   HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION   NO.  1003  

Introduced by:    Representatives Nelson, Campbell, Craig, Kaiser, Kopp, May, Schoenfish, and Verchio and Senators Van Gerpen, Begalka, and Kirkeby
 

        A JOINT RESOLUTION, Proposing and submitting to the electors at the next general election an amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, to revise term limits for legislators.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN:
    Section 1. That at the next general election held in the state, the following amendment to Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, as set forth in section 2 of this Joint Resolution, which is hereby agreed to, shall be submitted to the electors of the state for approval.
    Section 2. That Article III, section 6 of the Constitution of the State of South Dakota, be amended to read as follows:
    § 6. The terms of office of the members of the Legislature shall be two years; they. Legislators shall receive for their services the salary fixed by law under the provisions of § 2 of article XXI of this Constitution, and five cents for every mile of necessary travel in going to and returning from the place of meeting of the Legislature on the most usual route.
    No person may serve more than four consecutive terms or a total of eight consecutive years in the senate and more than four consecutive terms or a total of eight consecutive years in the house of representatives. However, this restriction does not apply to partial terms to which a legislator may be appointed.
    A regular session of the Legislature shall be held each year and shall not exceed forty legislative days, excluding Sundays, holidays and legislative recess, except in cases of impeachment, and members of the Legislature shall receive no other pay or perquisites except salary and mileage.

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