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Government and People
THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BOARD OF ELECTIONS AND ETHICS
INITIATIVE MEASURE No. 49
"District of Columbia Term Limits Initiative"
This Initiative Measure, if passed, would limit the number of consecutive terms an official could serve in certain elected positions.
Terms in office would be limited as follows:
These term limitations would apply to terms served after this measure takes effect.
In applying these limits, service for more than one-half of a term would count as a full term.
To amend D.C. Code Sec. 1-1312(b()1) to establish a limitation on the number of consecutive terms a person would be eligible to hold the office of Mayor, Council Chairmen. Council member, and Board of Education member.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE ELECTORS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, that this measure may be cited as "District of Columbia Tern Limits Initiative:"
Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy.
The purpose of this Act is to promote a citizen government by fostering increased competition through rotation in office and prevent the establishment of entrenched incumbency at all levels of government.
Sec. 3. Statement of Law
D.C. Code Sec. 1-1312(b)(1) is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 4. Severability.
If any section of this initiative or its application to any persons or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this initiative, or the application of its provisions to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected.
Sec. 5. Effective Date.
This measure shall take effect, as provided for initiative measure of the Electors of the District of Columbia in Suction 3 of Public Law 95-256, amending the Initiative, Referendum, end Recall Charter Amendments Act of 1977 (D.C. Law 246), and acts of the Council of the District of Columbia in Section 603(c) of the District of Columbia Self-Government and Government Reorganization Act.
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