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Maryland Legislative Term Limits Amendment (2014)

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The Maryland Legislative Term Limits Amendment will not appear on the November 4, 2014 ballot in Maryland as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment. The measure would have imposed a three term limit on all state legislators.[1]

The amendment was introduced into the Maryland Legislature as House Bill 164.[1]

The Maryland Legislature adjourned on April 7, 2014 without approving the amendment.[2]

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  • My Eastern Shore MD, the online publication for six local eastern shore newspapers, said, "Beyond “one man, one vote,” consideration should be given to grouping communities with similar needs in the same district to ensure their issues get the proper attention from their elected representative… The redistricting process needs to be changed, with political patronage taken out of the equation. All three of these bills stand to help."[4]

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See also: Amending the Maryland Constitution

In Maryland, a 60% majority vote in both chambers of the Maryland State Legislature was required to refer the amendment to the ballot.

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