Text of the Unite for Term Limits Initiative

Title: Term Limits Act
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Section 1. Section 20A-10-101 is enacted to read:
20A-10-101. Title
This act is known and cited as the “Term Limits Act.”

Section 2. Section 20A-10-102 is enacted to read:
20A-10-102. Definitions
As used in this chapter:
(1) “Prohibited office” means an office that a person may not seek, obtain, or serve in because of the term limits established by this chapter.
(2) “Seek reelection” means to file a declaration of candidacy for a prohibited
office.
(3) “State executive officer” means the office of governor, lieutenant governor,
attorney general, state auditor, and state treasurer.
(4) “State representative” means the office of representative in the House of
Representatives of the Utah Legislature.
(5) “State senator” means the office of senator in the Senate of the Utah
Legislature.

Section 3. Section 20A-10-201 is enacted to read:
20A-10-201. Term limits — State executive officer
(1) A state executive officer is prohibited from seeking reelection and from being
elected to an office if, by the end of the state executive officer’s current term, the state executive officer will have served eight or more consecutive years.
(2) The lieutenant governor is prohibited (a) from certifying the name of any state
executive officer for placement on the ballot and (b) from preparing a certificate of election for any state executive officer if, by the end of the state executive officer’s current term, the state executive officer will have served eight or more consecutive years.
(3) An election officer is prohibited from allowing the name of any state executive
officer to be printed or displayed on official paper ballots, official ballots, sample
ballots, absentee ballots, official ballot sheets, absentee ballot sheets, or printed official ballot labels if, by the end of the state executive officer’s current term, the state executive officer will have served eight or more consecutive years.
(4) A board of canvassers and the state board of canvassers are prohibited from
declaring any state executive officer “elected” or “nominated” if, by the end of the state executive officer’s current term, the state executive officer will have served eight or more consecutive years.

Section 4. Section 20A-10-202 is enacted to read:
20A-10-202. Term limits — State representative
(1) A state representative is prohibited from seeking reelection and from being
elected to an office if, by the end of the state representative’s current term, the state representative will have served 12 or more consecutive years.
(2) The lieutenant governor is prohibited (a) from certifying the name of any state
representative for placement on the ballot and (b) from preparing a certificate of
election for any state representative if, by the end of the state representative’s
current term, the state representative will have served 12 or more consecutive years.
(3) An election officer is prohibited from allowing the name of any state representative to be printed or displayed on official paper ballots, official ballots, sample ballots, absentee ballots, official ballot sheets, absentee ballot sheets, or printed official ballot labels if, by the end of the state representative’s current term, the state representative will have served 12 or more consecutive years.
(4) A board of canvassers and the state board of canvassers are prohibited from
declaring any state representative “elected” or “nominated” if, by the end of the state representative’s current term, the state representative will have served 12 or more consecutive years.

Section 5. Section 20A-10-203 is enacted to read:
20A-10-203. Term limits — State senator
(1) A state senator is prohibited from seeking reelection and from being
elected to an office if, by the end of the state senator’s current term, the state senator will have served 12 or more consecutive years.
(2) The lieutenant governor is prohibited (a) from certifying the name of any state
senator for placement on the ballot and (b) from preparing a certificate of election for any state senator if, by the end of the state senator’s current term, the state senator will have served 12 or more consecutive years.
(3) An election officer is prohibited from allowing the name of any state senator
to be printed or displayed on official paper ballots, official ballots, sample ballots,
absentee ballots, official ballot sheets, absentee ballot sheets, or printed official ballot labels if, by the end of the state senator’s current term, the state senator will have served 12 or more consecutive years.
(4) A board of canvassers and the state board of canvassers are prohibited from
declaring any state senator “elected” or “nominated” if, by the end of the state
senator’s current term, the state senator will have served 12 or more consecutive
years.

Section 6. Section 20A-10-301 is enacted to read:
20A-10-301. Timing
The term limits established in this chapter with respect to any particular office do not apply to any person if that person is occupying that particular office on November 2, 2020.