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                                                   Union Calendar No. 2
105th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. J. RES. 2

                           [Report No. 105-2]

 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with 
 respect to the number of terms of office of Members of the Senate and 
                     the House of Representatives.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 7, 1997

 Mr. McCollum (for himself, Mrs. Fowler, Mr. Inglis of South Carolina, 
Mr. Hilleary, Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Armey, Ms. Dunn, Mr. Cox of California, 
  Mr. Linder, Mr. Hansen, Mr. Gillmor, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Ballenger, Mr. 
 Barcia, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Barrett of Nebraska, Mr. Bartlett of 
   Maryland, Mr. Bass, Mr. Bereuter, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. 
   Bonilla, Mr. Bryant, Mr. Bunning, Mr. Burr of North Carolina, Mr. 
Buyer, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Camp, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Coble, Mr. Coburn, Mr. 
Collins, Mr. Cook, Mr. Crane, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. 
 Deutsch, Mr. Diaz-Balart, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Ehlers, Mrs. 
  Emerson, Mr. English of Pennsylvania, Mr. Ensign, Mr. Everett, Mr. 
 Ewing, Mr. Foley, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Fox of Pennsylvania, Mr. Gallegly, 
   Mr. Ganske, Mr. Gekas, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Goodling, Mr. Goss, Mr. 
   Graham, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Gutknecht, Ms. Harman, Mr. Hastings of 
   Washington, Mr. Hayworth, Mr. Hobson, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Horn, Mr. 
   Houghton, Mr. Hulshof, Mr. Istook, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. 
   Kingston, Mr. Klug, Mr. Knollenberg, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Largent, Mr. 
Latham, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Lazio of New York, Mr. Leach, Mr. Lewis of 
    Kentucky, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Lucas of Oklahoma, Mr. McInnis, Mr. 
McIntosh, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Mica, Mr. Miller of 
    Florida, Mr. Nethercutt, Mr. Neumann, Mr. Ney, Mr. Norwood, Mr. 
Packard, Mr. Paxon, Mr. Pease, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Pombo, Ms. Pryce of Ohio, 
Mr. Quinn, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Ramstad, Mr. Riggs, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. 
 Saxton, Mr. Dan Schaefer of Colorado, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. 
  Shaw, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Smith of Michigan, Mr. Smith of Oregon, Mr. 
 Smith of Texas, Mr. Snowbarger, Mr. Solomon, Mr. Souder, Mr. Stearns, 
  Mr. Stump, Mr. Sununu, Mr. Talent, Mr. Tauzin, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. 
 Thune, Mr. Tiahrt, Mr. Upton, Mr. Wamp, Mr. Watkins, Mr. Weller, Mr. 
  White, Mr. Whitfield, and Mr. Minge) introduced the following joint 
    resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

                            February 6, 1997

    Additional sponsors: Mr. McCrery, Mr. Franks of New Jersey, Mr. 
Campbell, Mr. Kim, Mr. Nussle, Mr. Jones, Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. 
             Granger, Mr. Cannon, and Mr. Canady of Florida
Deleted sponsor: Mr. Thune (added January 7, 1997; deleted February 4, 
                                 1997)

                            February 6, 1997

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION


 
 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with 
 respect to the number of terms of office of Members of the Senate and 
                     the House of Representatives.

    Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United 
States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House 
concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an 
amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be 
valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when 
ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States 
within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

                              ``Article --

    ``Section 1. No person who has been elected for a full term to the 
Senate two times shall be eligible for election or appointment to the 
Senate. No person who has been elected for a full term to the House of 
Representatives six times shall be eligible for election to the House 
of Representatives.
    ``Section 2. No person who has served as a Senator for more than 
three years of a term to which some other person was elected shall 
subsequently be eligible for election to the Senate more than once. No 
person who has served as a Representative for more than one year shall 
subsequently be eligible for election to the House of Representatives 
more than five times.
    ``Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have 
been ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several 
States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States 
by the Congress.
    ``Section 4. No election or service occurring before this article 
becomes operative shall be taken into account when determining 
eligibility for election under this article.''.




                                                   Union Calendar No. 2

105th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                              H. J. RES. 2

                           [Report No. 105-2]

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                            JOINT RESOLUTION

 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States with 
 respect to the number of terms of office of Members of the Senate and 
                     the House of Representatives.

_______________________________________________________________________

                            February 6, 1997

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union 
                       and ordered to be printed