Term Limits Proposed
Rep. Stephen R. Ucci (D-Dist. 42, Johnston, Cranston) has introduced legislation that would allow voters to decide on a proposal to increase term lengths for and impose term limits upon members of the General Assembly.
Under the proposal, elections held after 2010 would be held every four years. Legislators would serve four-year terms and be limited to three terms (totaling 12 years) in the same chamber.
Here’s the proposed amendment and Ian’s post contains some of Ucci’s reasoning. OK, setting aside the likelihood that this thing is probably DOA, it’s an interesting proposal. Term limits at the expense of longer terms. Question is, is the that a trade off people are willing to make?