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Proposed Amendment XXVIII
Provision to Extend the Representative term duration to four (4) years and limit the number of terms that an individual may hold the Office of Representative to three (3)
The provisions of Article I Section 2 shall remain in effect until the enactment date of this amendment which shall be the third day of January in the first year that is divisible by four (4) with a remainder of three (3) following ratification of this amendment. Beginning on the enactment date Paragraph 1 of Article I Section 2 shall be struck and replaced as follows:
The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen every fourth year by the people of the several states, and the electors in each state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the state legislature.
No person shall be elected to the office of Representative more than thrice, and no person who has held the office of Representative for more than thirty (30) months of a term to which some other person was elected Representative shall be elected to the office of Representative more than twice. Any person holding the office of Representative for eight or more years upon ratification of this amendment by the States may be elected to one additional term with the limitation that it must be the term commencing on the enactment date
Provision to limit the number of terms that an individual may hold the Office of Senator to two (2)
The provisions of Article 1 Section 3 shall remain in effect until the enactment date of this amendment. Beginning on the enactment date the following provision shall be added to Article 1 Section 3:
No person shall be elected to the office of Senator more than twice, and no person who has held the office of Senator for more than four years of a term to which some other person was elected Senator shall be elected to the office of Senator more than once. Any person holding the office of Senator for twelve (12) or more years upon ratification of this amendment by the States may be elected to one additional term with the limitation that it must be the term immediately following completion of Senators current term
Provision to limit the election campaign duration for President / Vice President, Senator, and Representative
Elections for the offices of President / Vice-President, Senator, or Representative shall be held on the first Tuesday of November of the last year of the respective term of office. The election campaign start date shall be the first Tuesday in April of the election year. No state shall establish a nomination cutoff date earlier than the first Tuesday of August.
No person shall engage in any election campaign activity prior to the election start date including but not limited to
Announcing candidacy for nomination or office
Advertising by signs, mail, electronic communications of any and all kinds, or any other means
Soliciting monetary or non-monetary contributions or future commitments for such assistance
Circulating ballot qualification petitions
Holding any rally, convention, or other election organizing meeting or fund raising activity either open to the public or by invitation
No organization, political party, or individual shall engage in any election campaign activity as set forth in the proceeding provision either in support of or opposition to a third party prior to the election start date.
No organization or state shall hold any primary election, caucus, or convention for the purpose of determining a nominee for office before one month following the election campaign start date.
There shall be a panel of three judges to adjudicate grievances that it deems reasonable regarding adherence to these provisions. The panel shall be appointed by the Chief Justice on the first Tuesday in November one year before the election. The panel shall assess monetary penalties as it deems commensurate with its findings. The panel shall sit for one year and appointments shall be for one year. No grievance may be filed after the first Tuesday of August and all findings shall be announced no later than one week before the election day.