Note 2007-03, ( June 2007 ) 4 pages
Legislative Term Limits and Full-Time and Part-Time Legislatures
Proposals for a part time legislature have resurfaced in Lansing as part of discussions on restructuring and reducing the cost of state government. Unless the state’s Constitution is amended, any proposed new restrictions on the duration of legislative sessions would be superimposed on Michigan’s existing legislative term limits, which are among the most restrictive in the nation. In its most recent CRC Note, Citizens Research Council examines the interplay of term limits and full- and part-time legislatures in the 50 states.