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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The North Carolina House wants voters to decide whether to limit how long people can serve as the General Assembly’s top leaders.

The House voted 84-35 on Wednesday for a proposed constitutional amendment that says no one can serve more than two legislative terms or a maximum of four years as House speaker and Senate president pro tempore. Voters would decide whether to approve the amendment in November 2014.

The measure now goes to the Senate, which two years ago passed its own version limiting leaders to eight consecutive years in office. The House passed a four-year limit in 2011.

Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger are currently in their second session at the posts. Tillis has announced his current House term will be his last.

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  • Vog46

    but I would go one further to term limits.
    Churn in elected officials is a good thing.
    One note – boards and commissions are different and THAT, to me, requires expertise to be retained not dismissed because they don’t have the same philosophy as the Governor. A staggered term for boards and commissions is a good thing as well.


  • SurfCityTom

    when you talk Commissions, are you referring to state level commissions?

    What expertise do the 3 current members of the State ABC commission bring to the table? If fund raising and campaigning during the recent election are considered expertise, I guess they have it.

  • Vog46

    I was talking coastal resources etc….

    Yeah you’re right there are some commissions that are more political than others.



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