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Apr 7, 2010 2:21 PM

Term limits for some advance, others lose ground

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Term limit bills have gotten a mixed response from lawmakers on the House committee that oversees elections.

The House and Governmental Affairs Committee agreed Wednesday to advance two proposals to limit people's time in elected office. One would place term limits on Louisiana's statewide elected officials. The other would require elections in each school district to determine whether term limits should be imposed on local school board members.

But the committee overwhelmingly rejected a measure to limit the terms of judges, sheriffs and district attorneys, arguing they should be treated differently than other officials.

The term limit bills for statewide elected officials and school boards head to the full House for debate.

Louisiana's governor and state lawmakers already are term-limited.


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