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House rejects term limits for top state officials

By Tim Eaton - American-Statesman Staff



Voters will not be deciding if they want term limits for the state’s top elected officials after the Texas House on Thursday handily defeated a proposed constitutional amendment to limit terms.

Senate Joint Resolution 13, passed overwhelmingly by the Senate in March, would have limited statewide officeholders — including the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, comptroller of public accounts, commissioner of the general land office and attorney general — to serving two consecutive terms.

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