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TERM, FALLOW PERIOD AND TIME ACCRUAL LIMITS FOR OFFICIAL SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE


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INTRODUCTION




We here put forth the term, fallow period and time accrual limits for the official Speaker of the House. Since that office can be held by one who is not currently serving as a Representative, we tailor such possibility into the limits. Some of the new limits incorporate or extend from events occurring by the original system when the official Speaker of the House is simultaneously a Representative while others will be more unique to when the official Speaker of the House is from outside the current House's state delegations.

For reference, the phrase 'official Speaker of the House' can include both cases of one holding such position while or while not a Representative. Serving that office 'in any capacity' means the various ways one may serve that office for various lengths or duration while or while not a Representative or a mix.





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TERM LIMITS FOR OFFICIAL SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE




No person shall resume or be considered, chosen or ushered in to be official Speaker of the House in any capacity while holding or who is set to hold or even held an elective or appointed office outside of the House during the relevant term in question. Resigning from such positions in pursuit of the Speakership does not cure the ineligibility.

A person may at most possibly serve within 4 terms as the official Speaker of the House whether they serve within any of those terms partially or completely and regardless of the number of possible restarts or resumptions of that office within those terms.

At most for two of those terms can one be initially ushered in personally as official Speaker of the House while a Representative.

As well, at most for two of those terms can one be initially ushered in personally as official Speaker of the House while a non-Representative.

Serving within consecutive terms as official Speaker of the House under whatever possible capacity is limited to just two in conjunction. Due to the term limits concerning Representatives from the original page, doing so within those consecutive terms as a full-term Representative occurs in just one of the terms which always happens first in the consecutive pair.





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FALLOW PERIODS FOR OFFICIAL SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE




After gaining position as official Speaker of the House in any capacity within a term, one cannot acquire a house seat nor can a House seat they vacate be re-acquired for the rest of the term. Furthermore, anyone who serves as official Speaker of the House in any capacity within a term must wait four years fallow after that term before serving within any otherwise eligible term as Representative.

After having served as official Speaker of the House in any capacity within two consecutive terms, one must wait at least four years fallow after the consecutive terms before serving within any otherwise eligible term as official Speaker of the House in any capacity.

Four years fallow must pass before one is able to serve as a non-Representative official Speaker of the House for an intended full term unless it immediately follows a term where time was held as nothing else besides official Speaker of the House in whatever capacity and/or Representative.

For one who was initially ushered in personally to be a non-Representative official Speaker of the House whether it was a stint as a prior replacement for the term or it was as the one first sworn in for the term or merely as one who was chosen to be the first sworn in for the term yet did not commence and in any of these cases was qualified to finish out the term, then one is resumptive and there is no minimum fallow period applicable to their subsequent return within the term as non-Representative official Speaker of the House. However, if they have served outside the House during the interim they cannot return within the term as any official Speaker of the House according to the first condition of the term limits for official Speaker.

A non-resumptive replacement, partial-term, non-Representative official Speaker of the House prerequisite fallow period minimum is equal to either the remainder of the original term that they are chosen to finish out or equal to an intended lesser duration they will serve until someone else to be chosen is to step in or until a resumptive prior choice is scheduled (roughly perhaps) to continue the term.

New prospects for non-Representative official Speaker of the House must have enough total fallow period throughout their life such that the time accrued in public office by an otherwise eligible person before becoming non-Representative official Speaker of the House will not exceed half the duration from the day of their potential first swearing-in back to their 20th birthday. We do not apply this requirement to those who are returning to that office within a term they used to hold same nor any consecutive or subsequent term served within as same either partially or completely.







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TIME ACCRUAL FOR OFFICIAL SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE




For Representative official Speaker of the House, the highest overall aggregate years of service in public office allowed depends on the maximum 14-16 years for their state's House delegation determined by a complete set of serial legislatures sworn in for their state between each Census. The table on that page capping public office time accrued by end-of-term age indexed to age 20 applies as well to any Representative official Speaker of the House. Any possible proration by a state in order to afford "extra" time towards a particular Representative official Speaker of the House whose resume involves offices with lesser times in function is as described on the original page.

Now for a non-Representative official Speaker of the House -- no one shall be eligible to serve a full term if at the end of the term sought their overall aggregate years of service in public office would be greater than twenty years.

And anyone can serve an eligible partial term as non-Representative official Speaker of the House up until those running overall aggregate years of service in public office gets to twenty years.

Not only does the table from the original page which caps public office time accrued by the end-of-term age that is indexed to age 20 not apply to the office of non-Representative official Speaker of the House, the time spent as non-Representative official Speaker of the House will not count within further application of that table to other congressional offices held afterwards. Such time spent will however count in all other applications such as tallying the overall aggregate years of service in public office before becoming President, Vice President, Representative, Senator and the overall public office tallies mentioned in the previous two and the following paragraph for non-Representative official Speaker of the House.

With non-Representative official Speaker of the House, other resume offices that were held where considerably less time was required in function may too be prorated. So for those with such prior offices on their resume, they may be prorated some "extra" time to be otherwise eligible non-Representative official Speaker of the House but capped at 4 years over what they would have received if the aforementioned rules and limits concerning non-Representative official Speaker of the House were applied absolutely.







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TABLE




The following table gives a visual idea of how the above verbiage structures the terms held for the official Speaker of the House. The examples in the table are condensed, more base illustrations of some of the patterns pertaining to how the more exhaustive officeholders of the official Speaker of the House would carry out their terms. You will notice that the terms' structure reflected in the table provides for some strategic or administrative continuity through the position of official Speaker of the House in check with the full-term, singular-service refresh rate for Representatives established on the original page. Thus we here counter the negatives of general incumbency while allowing for some optional administrative carryover at the top should any particular House incarnation desire it.







EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE
TERM PATTERNS FOR
OFFICIAL SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE




KEY:


Rep. = Representative

RSH = Representative official Speaker of the House

nRSH = non-Representative official Speaker of the House

p = partial term



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EXAMPLE
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Rep.

RSH

nRSH
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Rep.

nRSH nRSH

RSH
EXAMPLE
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Rep. nRSH

Rep. nRSH

EXAMPLE
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Rep. nRSH nRSH

RSH



EXAMPLE
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RSH

RSH

nRSH
EXAMPLE
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RSH

RSH nRSH

nRSH
EXAMPLE
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RSH

nRSH

RSH
EXAMPLE
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RSH

nRSH nRSH

RSH
EXAMPLE
9
RSH nRSH

RSH nRSH



EXAMPLE
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nRSH

RSH

nRSH
EXAMPLE
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nRSH

RSH nRSH

RSH
EXAMPLE
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nRSH

nRSH

RSH
EXAMPLE
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nRSH nRSH

RSH

RSH


EXAMPLE
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Rep. p
Rep.
nRSH nRSH

RSH
EXAMPLE
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Rep. p
RSH
nRSH

RSH nRSH
EXAMPLE
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Rep. p
nRSH
nRSH

RSH

EXAMPLE
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Rep. nRSH p
nRSH


RSH

EXAMPLE
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p
Rep.
nRSH nRSH

RSH



EXAMPLE
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RSH
p
nRSH


RSH nRSH
EXAMPLE
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RSH
p
nRSH
nRSH

RSH
EXAMPLE
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RSH
p
nRSH

p
nRSH


RSH
EXAMPLE
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RSH p
nRSH


p
RSH
nRSH

EXAMPLE
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p
RSH
nRSH

RSH p
nRSH


EXAMPLE
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p
RSH
nRSH

p
nRSH


RSH


EXAMPLE
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nRSH p
nRSH


p
RSH


RSH
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p
nRSH
nRSH

RSH

p
RSH






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' Today the speaker remains one of the most potent political figures in Washington. He has the power to make appointments to special committees and can doom bills with his authority over scheduling floor debates. The speaker is also responsible for assigning bills to committee and sometimes makes a selection based upon his belief that a particular committee chairman will either promote or kill the bill.'

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h996.html




'As the highest-ranking member of the House, the Speaker is elected by a vote of the members of the House. While it is not required, the Speaker usually belongs to the majority political party. The Constitution does not require that the Speaker be an elected Member of Congress. No non-member has ever been elected Speaker.'

'The Speaker rarely presides over regular meetings of the full House, instead delegating the role to another representative.'

'Perhaps most clearly indicating the importance of the position, the Speaker of the House stands second only to the Vice President of the United States in the line of presidential succession.'

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/speaker.htm




'When not presiding, the Speaker appoints a Speaker pro tem (a Latin phrase meaning “for the time being”) to preside in his place.'

http://www.answers.com/topic/speaker-of-the-house




A list of all Speakers of the House with times served, party and pictures. There is also a list by time spent in the office.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Speakers_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives




Website of the current Speaker of the House:

http://www.speaker.gov/








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