State Legislative Term Limits

Under consecutive term limits, legislators can serve one time for the number of years allotted and are not permitted to ever compete for the office again.

  1. True
  2. False

The most common term limit across the states that have imposed them is ________ years.

  1. four
  2. six
  3. eight
  4. twelve

Hint:

C

When term limits have been overturned, the most common method was ________.

  1. a bill passed by the state legislature
  2. a decision by the state Supreme Court
  3. a voter referendum
  4. a governor’s decree

Term limits have produced a statistically significant increase in the number of women serving in state legislatures.

  1. True
  2. False

Hint:

B

Currently, ________ states have term limits in place.

  1. five
  2. ten
  3. fifteen
  4. twenty