January 2014: Representative Myron Neth (R-Liberty) has introduced HJR 41, an anti-term limits amendment. It is identical to his bill in the last session, HJR 4, which failed to receive approval from the State Senate. If passed, Neth’s measure would double term limits on state House and Senate members from eight years in one seat to 16.
A 2011 Pulse Opinion Research poll shows that 77 percent of Missourians oppose a power grab identical to the one Neth has proposed.
Threat Level: Dead
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Representative Gayle Kingery (R-Poplar Bluff) has introduced HJR 39,
In 1992, 75 percent of voters placed limits of two – four year terms on the Senate and four – two year terms on the House.
This year, Representative Gayle Kingery (R-Poplar Bluff) has introduced HJR 13, a measure which would call for a ballot question to allow members to serve 16 years. This bill currently has 19 cosponsors, and was referred to the Committee on Elections. One of the bills co-sponsors sits on the committee of referral. It has Passed Committee with a 9 to 1 vote. The last action was taken on March 10th.
Threat Level: Stopped.
This year, Representative Gayle Kingery (R-Poplar Bluff) has introduced HJR 39, this measure proposes extending the length of time a represenative can serve in each chamber from 8 to 16 years per chamber. It has been refered to committee and the last action was taken on March 25th
Threat Level: Watch. High chance of passing.