PAHOA, Hawaii – Puna State Senator Russell Ruderman is asking the public to submit testimony in support of a bill that would enact term limits for state legislators.
Ruderman’s Senate Bill 2753, co-introduced by Senators Laura Thielen and Lorraine Inouye, has been scheduled for a hearing on Wednesday, March 2nd, before the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor. The hearing is set to begin 10:05 am in Room 16.
SB2753 proposes a constitutional amendment to limit the terms of members of the legislature to a maximum of twelve consecutive years in the house of representatives and twelve consecutive years in the senate, for terms beginning on the day of the general election of 2020. Ruderman says the bill has many safeguards in place to avoid the problems and issues that other states have experienced with their versions of term limits.
Ruderman discussed the bill during a community town hall meeting on Monday in Pahoa, where the senator talked about the 2016 legislative session alongside Puna Representative Joy SanBuenaventura.