- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 1, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Longer term limits for county officials, allowing the governor to retain power while traveling and removing a bonding limit are among proposed constitutional amendments that Arkansas lawmakers want to send to voters.

The House and the Senate on Wednesday evening both voted to advance three proposals put forth by the Joint Committee on Constitutional Amendments. Each proposal needs approval by both chambers before appearing on the November 2016 ballot.

The House voted 87-2 to increase term limits for most county offices, relaxes restrictions on what crimes prevent people from holding office and removes unopposed candidates from ballots.

The Senate voted 31-1 to allow the governor to retain power and duties while traveling and 20-5 to remove a cap on the size of bonds the state can issue to attract employers.

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