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  VIII Section 16.  Congressional term limits amendment. — (a)  No person shall serve in the office of United States Representative for more than three terms, but upon ratification of this amendment no person who has held the office of the United States Representative or who then holds the office shall serve for more than two additional terms.

  (b)  No person shall serve in the office of United States Senator for more than two terms, but upon ratification of this amendment no person who has held the office of United States Senator or who then holds the office shall serve in the office for more than one additional term.

  (c)  Any state may enact by state constitutional amendment longer or shorter limits than those specified in section "a" or "b" herein.

  (d)  This article shall have no time limit within which it must be ratified to become operative upon the ratification of the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States.

Therefore, We, the people of the State of Missouri, have chosen to amend the state constitution to inform voters regarding incumbent and non-incumbent federal candidates' support for the above proposed CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS AMENDMENT.

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(Adopted November 5, 1996).

(2001) Article VIII, §§ 15-22 violate the Elections Clause of the United States Constitution. Cook v. Gralike, 531 U.S. 510.


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