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term limit

n. often term limits
A provision, as in a state constitution or city charter, that restricts the number of terms an elected or appointed official may serve.
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While a term limit bill has yet to be filed, Nathan Bond, policy chief for the subcommittee, gave the panel a brief overview of term limits during the panel's interim committee week meeting.
Since 2009, an eight-year term limit had been in place.
The term limit advocates also severely underestimated how complex it is to make state-level policy.
It seems that some sort of term limit would be a good thing for the papacy of the future.
In response to complaints about unbeatable incumbents, sixteen states now have some form of term limit legislation.
It is these long-term elected leaders, term limit proponents argue, that hold the lion's share of the power and who limit the voice of the electorate as a whole.
Under a six-year term limit you're basically a `lame duck' from the moment you become speaker," says Karl Kurtz of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Term limit advocates use only theoretical arguments to support their claims that restricting tenure of office makes legislators more sensitive to constituent desires and thus more reflective of public opinion (Jacob 1994).
that would make a 12-year term limit retroactive, a so-called "poison pill" which would have forced out most of the GOP leadership; another that would have limited representatives to six years and senators to 12 (by 316-114); and a version that would restrict both representatives and senators to 12 years, but let states institute shorter limits (by 265-164).
In our analysis, we will assume that the term limit legislation takes effect beginning with the 102nd Congress.
The decision by President Xi Jinping to end term limits for himself returns China to strongman rule, a style of government that many hoped had died with Mao Zedong in 1976.
In a letter to the editor in the August 7, 2017 issue entitled "Talking Term Limits," William Baker advocated term limits as the solution to America's problems.