Two South Carolina Term Limit Amendments
will not appear on the November 2012 ballot
in the state of South Carolina
as legislatively-referred constitutional amendments
. The measure would have limit state legislators' terms to 16 years in office. According to reports, the measure was introduced by State Representative Bakari Sellers
. One measure would ask if State Representatives
' terms should be at most eight two-year terms, while the other would ask if State Senators
' terms should be at most four four-year terms.
Path to the ballot
Section 1 of Article XVI of the South Carolina Constitution says that a legislatively-referred amendment can go on the ballot if approved by a 2/3rds vote of each house of the South Carolina State Legislature.