House Bill 33
150th General Assembly (2019 - 2020)
House Administration 1/4/19
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE DELAWARE CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE TERMS OF SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES.
This proposed Constitutional Amendment establishes 20 year term limits for Representatives and Senators beginning with those terms of office elected during the general election of 2022. If a Representative or Senator serves 20 consecutive years in the same office, they would not be eligible for re-election at the next general election for that chamber. Any ineligible candidate would be able to run again for this seat in the general election that follows this term of ineligibility.
A First Leg amendment must be approved by the next General Assembly to become part of the Constitution. A Second Leg amendment becomes part of the Constitution upon passage of both Chambers of the subsequent General Assembly.