Right now, a state lawmaker can serve no more than 14 years: six in the Assembly and eight in the Senate. Prop 28 will reduce the overall cap to 12 years - but allow them to all be served in a single chamber. Phillip Ung with the government watchdog group Common Cause is a leading supporter:
Ung: "Now, you'll have a legislator - for example, in the Assembly - who won't be worried about hopping over to the Senate. They'll be more worried about the policy in front of them and the policy over the next decade."
But conservative blogger Jon Fleischman, who led the No on 28 campaign, says Californians made a mistake:
Fleischman: "We believe that the voters were fooled by the misleading title and summary. They thought they were strengthening term limits. Only after a time will they realize how they've gutted it."
Prop 28 will only apply to lawmakers first elected after the measure passes.