Term Limits for Legislative Leaders Passes House Exec Committee without Opposition

“Term limits for legislative leaders” read the sign unveiled at the press conference announcing Cal Skinner’s Libertarian Party candidacy in 2002.

Nineteen years ago I stood in Jim Tobin’s Chicago office as we announced our candidacies for Governor and Lt. Governor on the Libertarian Party.

I rolled out the idea of Term Limits for Legislative Leaders with the sign seen above.

Yesterday, Democratic Party State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, Chief Sponsor of House Bill 642, got the idea out of the House Executive Committee.

Here is how the bill is described:

Synopsis As Introduced

Amends the General Assembly Operations Act. Provides that no person may serve more than 10 consecutive years in any of the following leadership roles:

  • Speaker of the House of Representatives,
  • President of the Senate,
  • Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, and
  • Minority Leader of the Senate.

Provides that the limitations imposed by the amendatory Act apply to service beginning on and after the second Wednesday in January of 2023.

House sponsors so far are

Rep. Anthony DeLuca – Tony McCombie – Curtis J. Tarver, II – La Shawn K. Ford – Michelle MussmanSam YinglingKelly M. CassidyMaurice A. West, IIMartin J. MoylanMargaret CrokeTerra Costa HowardDagmara AvelarBarbara HernandezMichael T. MarronDavid A. WelterBradley StephensAmy ElikAndrew S. ChesneyJonathan CarrollJohn C. D’AmicoMark BatinickThomas MorrisonKeith R. WheelerSeth LewisThomas M. BennettRobert RitaC.D. DavidsmeyerJoyce MasonPatrick WindhorstDan CaulkinsPaul JacobsAvery BourneAmy GrantDeanne M. MazzochiTom WeberChris BosTim OzingaMike MurphyAdam NiemergBrad HalbrookJoe SosnowskiLindsey LaPointeDan UgasteDaniel SwansonBlaine WilhourMartin McLaughlinRobyn GabelRita MayfieldJackie HaasTim ButlerDeb ConroyEmanuel Chris WelchDan BradyElizabeth HernandezJehan Gordon-BoothRyan SpainJaime M. Andrade, Jr. and Jim Durkin.

The legislation is certainly set for House passage, providing another example of how policy positions advanced by a Third Party candidate can be mainstreamed.


Term Limits for Legislative Leaders Passes House Exec Committee without Opposition — 2 Comments

  1. They need term limits for members of congress and state legislators, not just state legislative leaders.

  2. Many have been asking for this for years but until the libs decide its all their doing nothing gets done in this hole its a control thing…

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