Attorney general rejects term limits proposal | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Attorney general rejects term limits proposal

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 2:20 PM

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released today an opinion rejecting the proposed wording of a constitutional amendment to shorten term limits for state elected officials from the current 16 years (18 in some cases on account of vagaries tied to decennial Senate redistricting) to 10 years, with no more than six years in the House or eight years in the Senate.

The opinion said the proposal, submitted by Fayetteville lawyer Brenda V. Taylor didn't adequately explain the impact on current law, among some other technical deficiencies. It presumably will be amended and resubmitted.

Tags: , , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016
  • Police identify two women found fatally shot on Chicot Road

    Little Rock police have identified two women found dead of gunshot wounds in an SUV parked next to a vacant trailer in a mobile home park at 11500 Chicot Road.
    • May 16, 2017
  • Saturday's open line

    Got any thoughts? Put them here.
    • May 21, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation