Proposition 28: Limits on Legislators’ Terms in Office

Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | November 03, 2011

This measure will appear on the June 5, 2012 ballot.


Summary: Reduces the total amount of time a person may serve in the state legislature from 14 years to 12 years. Allows a person to serve a total of 12 years either in the Assembly, the Senate, or a combination of both. Applies only to legislators first elected after the measure is passed. Provides that legislators elected before the measure is passed continue to be subject to existing term limits.

Estimated Fiscal Impact: No direct fiscal effect on state or local governments. (Source: California Secretary of State)

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