Bill Status of HB2496 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: LOCAL GOVERNMENT TERM LIMITS
Rep. Seth Lewis and Adam Niemerg
| 3/27/2021||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Local Government Term Limit Review Act. Provides that, no later than December 31, 2021, and no less than every 2 years thereafter, every governmental unit that is governed by an elected governing body that has not enacted term limits by ordinance or resolution shall consider and decide, by verbal or written vote, ordinance, or resolution or by referendum of the electors of the governmental unit, whether to impose term limits for the chairpersons, presidents, or executives of their governing bodies. Defines "governmental unit" as a unit of local government or school district. Provides that, if a governmental unit has a term limit policy for chairpersons, executives, or presidents of its governing body, before a person may be elected chairperson, executive, or president, the governmental unit's clerk or secretary shall determine which members of the governing body are eligible to serve as chairperson, executive, or president of the governing body based upon the term limit policy. Provides that the clerk or secretary shall submit an eligibility report to the governing body listing those members who are eligible and ineligible before the meeting at which the chairperson, executive, or president is to be elected. Provides that, after electing the chairperson, executive, or president of a governing board, the governing body shall review the governmental unit's term limit policy and decide, by verbal or written vote, on whether they want to make any changes, including elimination of the policy, or maintain the current policy. Limits home rule powers. Effective immediately.