Missouri Senate Endorses Expansion of Term Limits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri voters could get to decide whether to impose term limits on all executive officeholders under a proposal endorsed by the state Senate.

The proposed constitutional amendment would limit the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and auditor to serving two, four-year terms. A similar limit already is in place for Missouri’s governor and treasurer. State lawmakers also are subject to term limits.

Senators endorsed the expansion of term limits by voice vote Monday. If the proposal also passes the Senate on a second vote and clears the House, it would appear on the statewide ballot later this year.

The measure is sponsored by Republican Sen. Brad Lager, of Savannah, who is challenging Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in this year’s elections. Kinder is seeking a third term.

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