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Proposed Amendment Would Set 16-Year Term Limits For Ohio Legislators

Ohio Senate and Ohio House signs at the Ohio Statehouse.
Dan Konik
Statehouse News Bureau

A proposed constitutional amendment would set 16-year limits on legislators serving in the Ohio House or Senate.

Ohioans for Legislative Term Limits filed signatures and petition language with Attorney General Dave Yost on Thursday. The group's goal is to place the amendment on the November 3 ballot.

The organization wants to close a loophole in current term limits law, which the group says has allowed legislators to jump back and forth between the House and Senate after reaching eight-year limits in each chamber.

Critics say term limits have given more power to lobbyists and the governor's office.