S.J.R. No. 34

S.J.R. No. 34

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION

proposing a constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders after the expiration of the person’s term of office.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTION 1.  Section 17, Article XVI, Texas Constitution, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 17.  (a)  Except as provided by Subsection (b) of this section, all [All] officers of [within] this State shall continue to perform the duties of their offices until their successors shall be duly qualified.

(b)  Following the expiration of a term of an appointive office that is filled by appointment of the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate and that is not an office for which the officer receives a salary, the period for which the officer shall continue to perform the duties of office under Subsection (a) of this section ends on the last day of the first regular session of the Legislature that begins after the expiration of the term.

SECTION 2.  This proposed constitutional amendment shall be submitted to the voters at an election to be held November 7, 2017.  The ballot shall be printed to permit voting for or against the proposition:  “The constitutional amendment limiting the service of certain officeholders appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate after the expiration of the person’s term of office.”