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Alabama considers term limits

[Alabama] Gov. Bob Riley's proposal for term limits for legislators won support in a state Senate committee Wednesday, but the bill's sponsor said that's as far as the bill will go.

Sen. Jack Biddle, R-Gardendale, said the bill has too much opposition to ever come to a vote in the Senate. "We'll never see it on the Senate floor," the eight-term legislator said.

The bill, part of Riley's government accountability package, would limit a person to three consecutive terms in the House and three consecutive terms in the Senate. The time limit would start running with the 2006 election.

The Senate Constitution, Campaign Finance, Ethics and Elections Committee voted 5-1 for the bill. -- Senate committee approves term limits for legislators (AP via al.com)