November 9, 2022 •
Michigan Voters Pass Constitutional Amendment Modifying Term Limits
Michigan voters overwhelmingly passed Proposal 1, a constitutional amendment requiring disclosures and modifying term limits with 66% voting yes and 34% voting no with 87% of the votes counted.
The proposal amends section 10 of article IV of the Michigan Constitution to require each member of the legislature, the governor, the lieutenant governor, the secretary of state, and the attorney general to electronically file an annual financial disclosure report by April 15, 2024, and annually thereafter, including gifts, travel payments and reimbursements, and payments to a charity in lieu of honoraria made by lobbyist or lobbyist agent.
The amendment also modifies term limits in section 54 of article IV of the Michigan Constitution to prohibit anyone from being elected as a state representative or senator for terms or partial terms that combined total more than 12 years.
This limitation does not prohibit a person elected to the office of state senator in 2022 from being elected to that office for the three times permitted at the time the person became a candidate for that office.
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