Phoenix, Arizona – House Concurrent Resolution 2022, which specifies calling a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to limit congressional terms, passed the Arizona State House on Monday with bipartisan support. With this success in the Arizona House, the sister resolution, SCR1014, moves to a vote of the full Arizona State Senate.
Sponsored by Senator David Livingston, the final hearing is anticipated to be held next week.
Philip Blumel, President of U.S. Term Limits, commended the vote, “Arizona representatives realize that the best chance to passing a term limits proposal is through a national term limits convention. Arizonans should be proud of today’s outcome.”
According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, conducted in January 2018, term limits enjoys wide bipartisan support. McLaughlin’s analysis states, “Support for term limits is broad and strong across all political, geographic and demographic groups. An overwhelming 82% of voters approve of a constitutional amendment that will place term limits on members of Congress.”
There are thirteen states that have passed resolutions for a national amendment proposal convention specifically naming term limits in the subject.
Once applications pass in 34 states, a term limits amendment proposal convention will be called. If accepted, the amendment would need ratification from 38 states to become part of the Constitution.