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Section 1

No person shall be elected to the office of the Senate more than twice, and no person who has held the office of Senator, or acted as Senator, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected Senator shall be elected to the office of Senator more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of Senator when this Article was proposed by Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of Senator, or acting as Senator, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from being elected twice.

Section 2

This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission to the States by the Congress.

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