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SD Senate Ensures Legislative Term Limits Remain

March 5, 2014, 4:29 PM

SD Senate Ensures Legislative Term Limits Remain
PIERRE, SD -

The South Dakota Senate has killed a proposed constitutional amendment that would have extended the term limits that apply to state lawmakers.

Senators on Wednesday voted 23-12 against the measure.

Senate and House members can serve no more than four consecutive terms in a chamber, for a total of eight years. But a lawmaker can run for another chamber after being term-limited in one.

The bill would have allowed voters to support or oppose expansion of those limits to six consecutive terms or 12 years in a chamber.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard had said he would have voted for extended term limits.

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