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Conference Looks at Life Under Legislative Term Limits
"Early Returns on Legislative Term Limits"
December 26, 2001
Legislative term limits, adopted in the 1990s, has created a variety of changes in the Ohio General Assembly. These were first noted in the Fall of 2000, when many members of the General Assembly were prohibited from seeking reelection to their legislative seats by the Ohio Constitution’s "term limits" amendment.
What is life like under legislative term limits? The one-day conference, "Early Returns on Legislative Term Limits," will examine this question. The conference will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., February 21, 2002 at the Ohio Statehouse and Vern Riffe Center in downtown Columbus and is sponsored by the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, along with its Legislation Clinic and its Center for Law, Policy, and Social Science.
The Honorable Jo Ann Davidson, Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1995 to 2000, will be the conference’s keynote luncheon speaker. In addition, a series of three panels will probe issues regarding the composition of term-limited state legislatures, the external relationships of such legislatures with interest groups and executive branch participants in the legislative process, and the internal dynamics of a term-limited legislature. Panelists will be drawn from the ranks of former and current legislators, lobbyists, journalists, and university professors. Scheduled speakers include Richard Finan, Ohio Senate President; Senator Mark Mallory; Representative Merle Kearns; Stanley Aronoff, former Senate President; Sandy Theis, Cleveland Plain Dealer; Joyce Garver Keller, Ohio Jewish Communities; and Paul Ryder, Ohio Citizen Action. The Honorable Charles Perricone, former speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, will provide the concluding address.
For registration information, contact Dan Griffith at the Moritz College of Law at 614-688-8227. Additional details are available at http://www.law.ohio-state.edu/legisclinic/conference.htm.
The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University is Ohio's flagship law school and is ranked 17th nationally among public law schools, according to U.S. News and World Report. Approximately 650 students attend classes at the school's John Deaver Drinko Hall, located at 55 West 12th Avenue. Notable alumni include the Honorable Howard M. Metzenbaum '’41, former Ohio Senator; the Honorable William B. Saxbe '45, former U.S. Attorney General and Ambassador to India; Ohio Senator George V. Voinovich '61; Ohio Congressman David L. Hobson '63; the Honorable Thomas J. Moyer '64, Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice; the Honorable Paul E. Pfeifer '66, Ohio Supreme Court Justice; Ohio Congressman Michael G. Oxley '69; Erin Moriarty '77, CBS News/48 Hours reporter; and Evelyn Lundberg Stratton '78, Ohio Supreme Court Justice.