Perhaps term limits stimulate competition for term limited
seats, but decrease it in the races where an incumbent is running.
legislators may only run for their former seat after sitting-out four or more years.
When a member of the House is term limited and interested in another public office, he or she can run for either higher office or lower office.
Charting the Career Paths of Term Limited State Legislators" (paper presented at the Ray C.
Conducting a national survey of all state legislators to assess changes by comparing data from legislators in term limited and non-term limited states.
Collecting demographic data from legislators, such as age, occupation, political party, tenure in office and previous political office, and comparing changes in term limited and non-term limited states.
Hence the most interesting question about term limits, and their final test, will be how term limited
legislatures adapt to the loss of "experience" and institutional memory.
Twenty states are term limited - they prohibit their members by constitution or law from running for reelection beyond a prescribed term.
Term limits will empower lobbyists, bureaucrats, professional legislative staff and governors (even those who are term limited themselves).
Will term limited candidates and term limited legislatures operate differently from those that are not?
How will term limited legislatures develop leaders?
As head of a committee to study the effects that a term limited Arkansas General Assembly would encounter he pushed for rule changes that have transformed the Arkansas House from a "weak speaker" system to a "strong speaker" system.