A member of the Guam legislature would not be able to serve more than three consecutive terms in office if a bill filed by Sen. Telo Taitague becomes law.
In filing Bill 54-30, Taitague said having a term limit would “help senators focus their limited time carrying out the most important responsibilities of the legislature.”
She noted that the legislature’s priority tasks include approving a government budget, conducting oversight, and proposing legislation.
“Knowing we only have two, four, or six years at best to turn good ideas into public policy, I believe senators will use their time more efficiently and effectively – and less on resolution presentations, civil weddings, travel, and similar activities,” Tatague said.
Currently, members of the Guam Legislature are allowed to serve an unlimited number of two-year terms. Some senators have managed to get repeatedly reelected and stay in office for almost 10 terms, effectively making it their full-time career.