Missouri State Legislative Term Limits, Amendment 12 (1992)

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The Missouri State Congressional Term Limits Amendment, also known as Amendment 12, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure amended the Constitution to prohibit a person from serving more than eight years in either the state house of representatives or state senate, or a total of sixteen years in both houses.[1][2]

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In 2002, Article III, Section 8 of the Constitution was amended again to exclude partial terms served by state representatives and state senators from the term limit regulations.

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Missouri Amendment 12 (1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 1,610,311 75.04%
No535,56224.96%

Election results via: University of Missouri Institute for Public Policy

Text of measure

The question on the ballot appeared as:[2]

Shall Article III of the Constitution of Missouri be amended by adding a new section eight that would prohibit a person from serving more than eight years in either the state House of Representatives or state Senate, or a total of 16 years in both houses, with any service resulting from an election or appointment occurring prior to the effective date of this amendment not counted toward the total number of years a person could serve? There could be indirect cost to state government; there would be no cost to local government. [3]

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