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June 2012 Primary Election
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Proposition 28 - Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office. Passed

Initiative Constitutional Amendment


Official Summary:

What a Yes or No Vote Means

A YES vote on this measure means: Future Members of the State Legislature could serve a total of 12 years in office—without regard to whether the years were served in the State Assembly or the State Senate. Legislators first elected on or before June 5, 2012 would continue to be restricted by existing term limits.

A NO vote on this measure means: Existing term limits for the Legislature would remain in place for current and future legislators. These limits allow a total of 14 years in office—including a maximum of six years in the State Assembly and eight years in the State Senate.

Official Voter Guide page

This page features the Legislative Analyst's analysis, pro-con arguments and the full proposition text.

Campaign Web Sites and Contact Information

Who Signed the Ballot Arguments

Media Coverage

News articles and editorials are available from Maplight. excerpts from and links to news coverage of the propositions on the ballot.

Follow the Money

A list of top donors for and against this measure is avaialble from Maplight. Comprehensive disclosure data is avaialble from the Secrtetary of State.


This page was first published on April 18, 2012 | Last updated on July 12, 2012
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