United Stated Term Limits
Term Limits Convention Progress Map – U.S. Term Limits
Three states, Florida, Alabama, and Missouri have passed USTL’s applications specific to the single subject congressional term limits. Thirteen more states (indicated as medium blue) have passed congressional term limits specific language as part of a multi-subject application. To eliminate all legal uncertainly and positively impose term limits on the U.S. House and Senate, USTL is fighting to pass our single-subject congressional term limits application in 34 states.
About – U.S. Term Limits
U.S. Term Limits (USTL), based out of Washington, D.C., advocates for term limits at all levels of government. Since it was established in the early 1990s, USTL has assisted in enacting and defending term limits on state legislatures in 15 states as well as congressional term limits in 23 states.
Term Limits is known as the largest grassroots movement in American history, and US Term Limits (USTL) was and still is, the leader of that movement.
Model Article V Term Limits Convention Application
This is the language that state legislatures should use in a resolution to cal for a term limits convention.
Model Article V Term Limits Convention Application – U.S. Term Limits
Section 1. The legislature of [INSERT STATE NAME] hereby makes an application to Congress, as provided by Article V of the Constitution of the United States of America, to call a convention limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a Member of the United States House of Representatives and to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a Member of the United States Senate.
Section 2. The Secretary of State is hereby directed to transmit copies of this application to the President and Secretary of the Senate of the United States and to the Speaker, Clerk and Judiciary Committee Chairman of the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States, and copies to the members of the said Senate and House of Representatives from this State; also to transmit copies hereof to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in the several States, requesting their cooperation.
Section 3. This application shall be considered as covering the same subject matter as the applications from other States to Congress to call a convention to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected to the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States and the Senate of the United States; and this application shall be aggregated with same for the purpose of attaining the two-thirds of states necessary to require Congress to call a limited convention on this subject, but shall not be aggregated with any other applications on any other subject.
Section 4. This application constitutes a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States of America until the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the several states have made applications on the same subject.
Missouri approved this measure in May of 2018. Alabama did the same in January of 2018 and Florida’s approval was in February 2016. As of 3/20, no new states have applied for an Article V convention for this reason.
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