TERM LIMITS

KY Department of Agriculture

One of the key republicans in state government believes change in legislative leadership is a good thing.  Long time Senate President David Williams recently resigned to take on judicial responsibilities in his home region. Agriculture Department Commissioner Jamie Comer moved from the legislature to take his current job. Comer favors restricting tenure in leadership positions.

wikipedia.com

A first term lawmaker from Louisville would like to see term limits set for each house of the legislature. The measure, offered by Representative Mike Nemes, calls for a constitutional amendment. If approved, it would require lawmakers to leave their chamber after 12 years.

"It will somewhat rotate leadership so you won't have leaders that possibly could be in charge for 20- 30 years and kind of run everything and the rank and file is kind of non-existent if that happens," said Nemes.