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Proposal would set 16-year limit on Ohio lawmaker terms

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Published: Feb. 21, 2020 at 11:17 AM EST
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A proposed constitutional amendment would set 16-year limits on legislators serving in the Ohio House or Senate.

The group 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 Nov. 3 ballot.

The organization wants to close a loophole in the current term-limits law that 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.