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Thu March 7, 2013
Term limit changes pass Missouri House by a wide margin
The Missouri House has passed a bill that would amend the term limits law passed by state voters in 1992.
Currently, lawmakers are limited to eight years in the House and eight in the Senate. A proposed constitutional amendment would simply limit time in office to 16 years, spent entirely in one chamber or in any combination between the two.
Supporters say the change would allow the General Assembly to operate better. The advocacy group U.S. Term Limits says the proposal is an effort to "cling to office."
House members today approved the measure by a vote of 121 to 31. It now moves to the Senate. If passed, the proposal would appear on the ballot.