Proposition 28: A change in term limits for state officials?

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Proposition 28 would allow state leaders to spend more time in either the Senate or Assembly, but less time in Sacramento overall.

California state lawmakers would be able to spend more time in either the Assembly or the Senate, but less time overall in Sacramento, under a proposition on the June 5 ballot.

Proposition 28 would allow members of the state Senate or Assembly to spend a total of 12 years between the two houses — down from the current 14 years. However, all of those years could be served in one house. Right now, Assembly members are limited to six years and state senators are limited to eight.

Voters approved term limits in 1990 with Proposition 140.

Proposition 28 is supported by Californians for a Fresh Start, which includes the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of California.

Opposed to Proposition 28 are the California Republican Party and Jon Fleischman of FlashReport.org.

If approved, Proposition 28 would not impact incumbents or candidates elected on June 5.

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