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House Dockets Judicial Term Limits, Again


House Republicans are more determined than ever to term-limit the judiciary, a move that would ultimately have to be approved by voters.

Judiciary Chairman Chris Sprowls of Palm Harbor says what’s good for governors and legislators should also be good for appellate judges and Supreme Court justices.

“I don’t think that it’s healthy for anyone, really, in government, to kind of, linger too long. Here we are in the House, I’m a term limited member and I’m happy to be because I think that’s just healthy for government.”

The House approved a ballot measure last session that limited appellate judges and Supreme Court justices to 12 years on the bench.  But the Senate refused to take it up.