The Texas Senate may be further along on term limits, having approved sending a proposed constitutional amendment to voters, but there’s also been action in the Texas House.
While the Senate’s SJR 13 doesn’t have a direct companion on the House side, State Rep. Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio) and State Rep. Patricia Harless (R-Spring) have introduced HJR 42, which would establish a 12-year limit for both statewide officeholders and (unlike SJR 13) for members of the Texas Legislature.
As with SJR 13, HJR 42 would start the 12-year clock after the 2014 election.
HJR 42 has been assigned to the state affairs committee, where it was left as pending business after a short hearing on February 27.
Video from the hearing can be found here (starting at minute 38:38).