Section 1: Short Title
This act may be cited as the "Congressional Term Limit Act or The #YouAreDoneAct of [Year]."
Section 2: Term Limit for Senators
Limit senators to serving a maximum of three terms, with each term being six years in duration.
After serving three terms, a senator will be ineligible for re-election to the Senate.
Section 3: Term Limit for Members of the House of Representatives
Limit members of the House of Representatives to serving a maximum of six terms, with each term being two years in duration.
After serving six terms, a representative will be ineligible for re-election to the House.
Section 4: Calculation of Terms Served
Define a "term" as a full term of office served, regardless of any partial terms served due to special elections or appointments.
Section 5: Transition Period
Establish a transition period to gradually implement the term limits.
Current officeholders are exempted from the term limits for the initial implementation period.
The term limits will apply to officeholders elected or re-elected after the effective date of this law.
Section 6: Exceptions and Special Cases
Allow for exceptions in cases where an individual has served less than half of a term due to a special election or appointment. These partial terms will not count toward the overall term limit.
Section 7: Retroactive Effect
The term limit provisions will apply retroactively to all current and future officeholders, including those serving at the time of the law's enactment.
Determine the effective date of the law to initiate the countdown for current officeholders, ensuring a reasonable transition period.
Section 8: Enforcement and Penalties
Assign the responsibility for enforcing the term limits to an appropriate federal agency or department.
Establish penalties for non-compliance with the term limit provisions, including disqualification from re-election and potential legal consequences.
Section 9: Constitutional Considerations
Conduct a thorough examination of the constitutionality of implementing term limits, taking into account any relevant Supreme Court decisions and legal interpretations.
Consult legal experts and lawmakers to ensure that the law is in compliance with the United States Constitution.
Section 10: Public Awareness and Education
Promote public awareness and understanding of the term limit law through public campaigns, educational programs, and easily accessible information resources.
Encourage civic participation and informed voting by providing voters with clear information about term limits and their impact on the legislative process.
Section 11: Amendments and Repeal
Establish procedures for amending or repealing the term limit law, ensuring that any changes undergo thorough deliberation and consideration by the appropriate legislative bodies