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{{MIConstitution}}{{tnr}}A '''Michigan State Office Amendment, Proposal B''' was on the [[1992 ballot measures#Michigan|November 1992 ballot]] in [[Michigan]] as an {{icafull}}, where it was '''approved.'''
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The '''Michigan State Office Amendment''', also known as '''Proposal B''', was a {{icafull}} on the [[1992 ballot measures#Michigan|November 1992 ballot]] in [[Michigan]], where it was '''approved'''.
  
* Yes: 2,295,904 (58.7%){{approved}}
 
* No: 1,613,404 (41.3%)
 
  
Proposal B restricted the number of times a person can be elected to congressional, state executive and state legislative offices.
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Proposal B restricted the number of times a person can be elected to congressional, state executive and state legislative offices.<ref>[http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Const_Amend_189834_7.pdf ''Michigan'',"List of Michigan constitutional amendment votes from 1966-2008," retrieved June 13, 2011]</ref>
  
==Constitutional changes==
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==Aftermath==
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In [[BC2010#February|February 2010]] Former Michigan Govs. James Blanchard and John Engler spoke out against the 1992 voter-approved term limit measure. Engler, who initially supported the amendment, said term limits had been "disatrous" and added,"I wish it was undone." Blanchard reiterated Engler's point, he said lawmakers "are not in Lansing long enough to build up relationships of trust."<ref>[http://www.detnews.com/article/20100225/POLITICS02/2250479/Blanchard--Engler-agree-term-limits-were-bad-idea#ixzz0gfolDco1 ''The Detroit News'',"Blanchard, Engler agree term limits were bad idea," February 25, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.detnews.com/article/20100226/POLITICS02/2260368/1409/metro/Ex-govs-blast-term-limits--constitutional-convention ''The Detroit News'',"Ex-govs blast term limits, constitutional convention," February 26, 2010]</ref>
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==Election results==
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{{Short outcome
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| title = Proposal B (Term Limits Amendment)
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| yes = 2,295,904
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| yespct = 58.7
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| no = 1,613,404
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| nopct = 41.3
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}}
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==Text of measure==
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===Constitutional changes===
  
 
Proposal B created [[Article IV, Michigan Constitution#Section 54|Section 54 of Article IV]] of the [[Michigan Constitution]], which says:
 
Proposal B created [[Article IV, Michigan Constitution#Section 54|Section 54 of Article IV]] of the [[Michigan Constitution]], which says:
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==Aftermath==
 
In [[BC2010#February|February 2010]] Former Michigan Govs. James Blanchard and John Engler spoke out against the 1992 voter-approved term limit measure. Engler, who initially supported the amendment, said term limits had been "disatrous" and added,"I wish it was undone." Blanchard reiterated Engler's point, he said lawmakers "are not in Lansing long enough to build up relationships of trust."<ref>[http://www.detnews.com/article/20100225/POLITICS02/2250479/Blanchard--Engler-agree-term-limits-were-bad-idea#ixzz0gfolDco1 ''The Detroit News'',"Blanchard, Engler agree term limits were bad idea," February 25, 2010]</ref><ref>[http://www.detnews.com/article/20100226/POLITICS02/2260368/1409/metro/Ex-govs-blast-term-limits--constitutional-convention ''The Detroit News'',"Ex-govs blast term limits, constitutional convention," February 26, 2010]</ref>
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
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* [[List of Michigan ballot measures]]
 
* [[Michigan 1992 ballot measures]]
 
* [[Michigan 1992 ballot measures]]
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* [[1992 ballot measures]]
 
* [[Term limits on the ballot]]
 
* [[Term limits on the ballot]]
 
* [[Impact of term limits on state legislative elections in 2010]]
 
* [[Impact of term limits on state legislative elections in 2010]]
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Const_Amend_189834_7.pdf List of Michigan constitutional amendment votes from 1966-2008]
 
* [http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos/Const_Amend_189834_7.pdf List of Michigan constitutional amendment votes from 1966-2008]
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* [http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/publications/MichiganManual%5C2009-2010MichiganManual/09-10-MM_II_pp_68-74_Proposed.pdf Official election results listed in the The Michigan Manual 2009-2010]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 15:40, 27 June 2011

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The Michigan State Office Amendment, also known as Proposal B, was a initiated constitutional amendment on the November 1992 ballot in Michigan, where it was approved.


Proposal B restricted the number of times a person can be elected to congressional, state executive and state legislative offices.[1]


Aftermath

In February 2010 Former Michigan Govs. James Blanchard and John Engler spoke out against the 1992 voter-approved term limit measure. Engler, who initially supported the amendment, said term limits had been "disatrous" and added,"I wish it was undone." Blanchard reiterated Engler's point, he said lawmakers "are not in Lansing long enough to build up relationships of trust."[2][3]

Election results

Proposal B (Term Limits Amendment)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 2,295,904 58.7%
No1,613,40441.3%

Text of measure

Constitutional changes

Proposal B created Section 54 of Article IV of the Michigan Constitution, which says:

Limitations on Terms of Office of State Legislators

No person shall be elected to the office of state representative more than three times. No person shall be elected to the office of state senate more than two times. Any person appointed or elected to fill a vacancy in the house of representatives or the state senate for a period greater than one half of a term of such office, shall be considered to have been elected to serve one time in that office for purposes of this section. This limitation on the number of times a person shall be elected to office shall apply to terms of office beginning on or after January 1, 1993.

This section shall be self-executing. Legislation may be enacted to facilitate operation of this section, but no law shall limit or restrict the application of this section. If any part of this section is held to be invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining parts of this section shall not be affected but will remain in full force and effect.

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