For immediate release
February 14, 2022
Contact: Ron Hooper
Phone: (202) 261-3532
Arizona Senate Committee Passes Resolution for Congressional Term Limits
Phoenix, AZ – Today, the resolution for congressional term limits passed the Arizona state senate Federal Government committee. SCR1048, passed by a vote of 4-3. The resolution is sponsored by Senator J.D. Mesnard with the encouragement of the nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization U.S. Term Limits (USTL).
According to the latest poll on term limits conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, 85% of Arizona voters want to see congressional term limits, including 87% of Republicans, 83% of Democrats and 85% of independents and they want the state legislature to do something about it. Through Article V of the U.S. Constitution, 34 state legislatures may team up for a convention to propose a congressional term limits amendment to the Constitution.
According to Nick Tomboulides, Executive Director of USTL, “There are two ways to propose an amendment for term limits: through the Congress or through the states at a national convention. That is why it is important to get support from state legislators to call for a convention to discuss the details of the term limits amendment.”
Once proposed, the measure must be ratified by 38 states in order to become part of the U.S. Constitution.
SCR1048 must pass through the senate and its counterpart, HCR2005, sponsored by Rep. David Cook, must pass the state house in order for Arizona to officially call for the term limits convention.
There are seventeen states that have passed resolutions for a national amendment proposal convention specifically naming term limits in the subject. In a divided political climate, term limits for Congress is the one true, non-partisan issue that voters from all political ideologies support overwhelmingly.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest and oldest term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.