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SD Committee Endorses Term Limit Changes

SD Committee Endorses Term Limit Changes

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a proposed state constitutional amendment that would lengthen term limits for members of the state Legislature.

A Senate or House member currently can serve no more than eight consecutive years, or four two-year terms, in a chamber.

The House State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve a proposed constitutional amendment that would extend term limits to 12 consecutive years in a chamber, or six two-year terms.

If the Legislature passes the measure, voters statewide would be asked to change the South Dakota Constitution to allow the extended term limits.

Supporters say the current term limits don’t give lawmakers a chance to gain the experience needed to become good at their jobs.

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