South Dakota Set Term Limits, Amendment A (1992)
Issue A set term limits on the members of South Dakota's delegation to the U.S. Congress of 2 terms (12 years) for U.S. Senators and 3 terms (6 years) for members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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The South Dakota Constitution and other state laws do not limit the number of terms of office that may be held by a U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, state senator or representative, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, commissioner of school and public lands, or public utilities commissioner.
The proposed amendment would limit an individual to two consecutive six-year terms (12 years) as a U.S. Senator, and six consecutive two-year terms (12 years) as a U.S. Representative, effective as of the 1992 election.
The amendment would limit an individual to two consecutive four-year terms (8 years) as attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, or commissioner of school and public lands, effective as of the 1992 election.
This amendment would not place any limit on a public utilities commissioner.
The amendment would limit an individual to four consecutive two-year terms (8 years) as a state senator or representative. This limit would not apply to partial terms to which a legislator may be appointed and to legislative service prior to January 1, 1993.
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