Harrisburg, PA – State lawmakers unveiled a proposal to enact term limits for members of the state House and Senate on Tuesday in Harrisburg.
The measure seeks to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to limit a member of the General Assembly to 12 consecutive years of service in each chamber.
That equates to six consecutive two-year terms for House members and three consecutive four-year terms for senators.
The lawmakers in favor of the proposal say it would help restore a culture where elected office is viewed as more of a public service rather than a career choice.
In order to pass an amendment to the state constitution, it would have to be approved by legislators in two consecutive sessions, then go for a statewide vote on a ballot referendum.
Click below to listen to the comments from state representatives, in this order: Rep. Cris Dush (R-Jefferson and Indiana), Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton and Centre), Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin, co-sponsor of proposal), Rep. Mike Jones (R-York, co-sponsor of proposal), and Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence).