Republicans Propose Term Limits For Lawmakers

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 04/24 2014 11:37AM

Updated 04/24 2014 11:38AM

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois GOP leaders propose putting a cap on how long lawmakers can serve.

The amendment would limit state constitutional officers to a pair of four year terms, essentially allowing them to be re-elected only once.  Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin pitched the idea Wednesday.

Final approval of the bill will be decided by voters, though.  If the General Assembly passes it by May 4, the proposal will be placed on the November ballot.

Copyright 2016 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.