HELENA — Voters would be asked to remove or extend term limits for legislators under bills being considered by the state House.

Montana law limits state legislators to eight years in one chamber over a 16-year period.

A proposal by Republican Rep. Kristin Hansen of Havre would ask voters to revoke those limits. A second bill by Republican Rep. Champ Edmunds of Missoula would extend the limits to 12 years.

Both bills were heard Monday by the House State Administration Committee.

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Gladys Hardin of the League of Women Voters testified that she supports the repeal. She says high turnover means a weaker Legislature.

Term-limit supporters say they don't want to see a Legislature of ordinary citizens replaced by one of professional politicians.

The committee didn't take immediate action on the bills.

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