Florida Legislative Term Lengths and Limits Amendment (2014)

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The Florida Legislative Term Lengths and Limits Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Florida as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have increased the term lengths for state senators from 4 years to 6 years and for state representatives from 2 years to 4 years and increased term limits from 8 consecutive years to 12 consecutive years for both.[1]

The amendment was introduced into the Florida House of Representatives by State Representative Keith Perry (R-21) and a similar amendment was sponsored by Sen. Denise Grimsley in the Florida Senate.[1][2]

Support

The measure was sponsored in the legislature by Rep. Keith Perry (R-21)[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Florida Constitution

The amendment was introduced into the legislature on January 15, 2014. The Florida Legislature can put a proposed amendment on the ballot upon a sixty percent majority vote in both the legislative chambers via a joint resolution. The amendment was not voted on in both legislative chambers before the legislative session ended.[3]

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