Hawaii GOP calls for legislative term limits

HONOLULU (AP) - The state Republican Party is proposing term limits for state legislators and a rule requiring that a supermajority in the state House approve all tax hikes.

Those and other proposals were unveiled Sunday at a GOP post-primary election rally at party headquarters in Honolulu. Many Republican legislative candidates are expected to run on the platform during the fall campaign.

The plan as outlined does not specify how many votes would be required in the House to approve a tax increase. A party spokeswoman later said the GOP supports a two-thirds House majority, or 34 votes.

The proposal would not affect the state Senate.

The GOP plan also calls for limiting state senators to two four-year terms and representatives to four two-year terms.

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