Unicameral Term Limits Bill Advances

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The Nebraska Legislature's Executive Board has advanced a plan to expand term limits.

The board voted 6-3 on Monday to allow a constitutional amendment to be discussed by the whole Legislature. If approved, voters would decide in November whether to boost term limits from two, four-year terms to three terms.

That means lawmakers could serve for 12 years instead of eight years.

At several times during this year's session, lawmakers have lamented the level of experience and lack of knowledge caused by the turnover that term limits create.

Supporters say potentially adding four more years to a lawmaker's job would help the state in the long run.

Opponents question whether it is the right time to add to term limits.

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