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"Expose the Article V Con-con Fraud" campaign


 

Measures That Require Urgent Attention:

New Hampshire-HCR3 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin. This resolution had a public hearing on Thurs., Jan. 19; then, for an executive session on Wed., Jan. 25. On Jan. 30 that committee issued a majority report of "inexpedient to legislate", and a minority report of "ought to pass". New Hampshire's legislature (their "General Court") has adjourned its 2017 regular session; but all measures carry over to 2018.
Vermont-JRS017 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This one appears to be rescinding 2014's JRS027, a campaign finance reform con-con call (https://vtdigger.org/2014/05/02/vermont-first-state-call-constitutional-convention-get-money-politics/). On April 4, its Senate committee passed it!! And on April 6th, so did the Senate!! Now it's in the House of Representatives, in the Committee on Government Operations (see link)! And, although Vermont's 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact all the committee's members, and ask them to "Vote YES on J.R.S. 17!!"
 

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Maryland

HJ2

   Description: - Repealing and withdrawing specified applications to Congress to call a Constitutional Convention; and urging the legislatures of specified other states to repeal and withdraw such applications.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=01&id=hj0002&tab=subject3&ys=2017rs

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2017RS/bills/hj/hj0002F.pdf

   Notes: This measure was due for a committee hearing on Mar. 3, at 1:00 pm!!! On Mar. 31, the committee passed it (with amendments), and it also got its Second Reading and Third Reading on the House floor, and passed the House. And, even though on April 4 the House gave final passage to a basically identical Senate measure (SJ2), the Senate was apparently not to be outdone! On April 10, the last day of the session, the Senate passed HJ2!! Way to go, Maryland!!!


SJ2

   Description: Repealing and withdrawing specified applications to Congress to call a Constitutional Convention; and urging the legislatures of specified other states to take specified actions.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-25

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=01&id=sj0002&tab=subject3&ys=2017RS

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2017RS/bills/sj/sj0002f.pdf

   Notes: This measure was scheduled for a hearing, before the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs committee, on Feb. 9. And -- GOOD NEWS -- that committee is reporting it FAVORABLY, on 2/27!! It hit the Senate floor, Wed., March 1st, and on Mar. 6th got its Third Reading and vote -- AND IT PASSED!! WOO HOO!!! Next, it had a hearing Thursday, Mar. 30, at 2:30 PM -- and the next day, not only did the committee pass it (with minor amendment), it also got a second reading and vote on the House floor!! And on April 4 it PASSED its final, Third Reading, 93-47!!! YAY!!!


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Nevada

SJR10

   Description: Rescinds all previous resolutions of the Nevada Legislature which requested Congress to convene a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-20

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Reports/history.cfm?DocumentType=8&BillNo=10

   Text of measure: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/SJR/SJR10.pdf

   Notes: This one was due for a hearing MONDAY, Mar. 27th, at 3:30 pm -- and a "work session" of the committee on Wednesday, Mar. 29, at 3:30 PM. And GOOD NEWS -- on April 4 it passed the whole Senate!! In the Assembly it was assigned to the Legislative Operations and Elections Committee; and they heard it on April 27, and on May 4 voted it "do pass"!! And on May 9 -- YAY!! -- it passed the Assembly!!! This measure passed UNANIMOUSLY in every committee and every house -- rescinding ALL of Nevada's past con-con calls!! Well done, NEVADA!!!


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New Hampshire

HCR3

   Description: Rescinding all applications by the New Hampshire legislature for a federal constitutional convention and urging other states to withdraw similar requests.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-04

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Bill_docket.aspx?lsr=165&sy=2017&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2017&txtbillnumber=HCR3&q=1

   This measure is through with committees in its current house, so a floor vote may be imminent.

   Text of measure: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?id=257&txtFormat=html&sy=2017

   Notes: This resolution had a public hearing on Thurs., Jan. 19; then, for an executive session on Wed., Jan. 25. On Jan. 30 that committee issued a majority report of "inexpedient to legislate", and a minority report of "ought to pass". New Hampshire's legislature (their "General Court") has adjourned its 2017 regular session; but all measures carry over to 2018.


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New Jersey

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New Mexico

HJR10

   Description: RESCINDING HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NUMBER 12 PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE IN 1951, SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NUMBER 2 PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE IN 1965 AND SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 1 PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE IN 1976, EACH OF WHICH MADE AN APPLICATION TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS FOR THE CALLING OF A CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-02

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=H&LegType=JR&LegNo=10&year=17

   Text of measure: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/17%20Regular/resolutions/house/HJR10.html

   Notes: Great News!! This one passed the House, on Feb. 15!! And though there was an attempt to weaken it by amendment, that attempt failed!! It passed the Senate Rules Committee on Mar. 13, and -- YAHOO!!! -- it passed the Senate, on Mar. 15th!! All past New Mexico con-con calls have been rescinded!!!!


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New York

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North Carolina

H52

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION (1) RESCINDING ALL EXTANT APPLICATIONS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HERETOFORE MADE DURING ANY SESSION THEREOF TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO CALL A CONVENTION PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR PROPOSING ONE OR MORE AMENDMENTS TO THAT CONSTITUTION, (2) URGING THE LEGISLATURES OF OTHER STATES TO DO THE SAME, AND (3) DIRECTING THAT COPIES OF THIS RESOLUTION BE SENT TO SPECIFIED PERSONS.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2017&BillID=H52

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_35

   Text of measure: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2017/Bills/House/PDF/H52v0.pdf

   Notes: As North Carolina's legislature has adjourned its 2017 regular session, and this measure does not seem to satisfy requirements for being considered in the "short session" (2018's continuation of the regular session), it appears that the measure is dead.


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South Carolina

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South Dakota

HB1193

   Description: Purpose: rescind previous applications of the State of South Dakota for the calling of a federal constitutional convention to amend the Constitution of the United States.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-02

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=1193&Session=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Committees/CommitteeMembers.aspx?Committee=224

   Text of measure: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?File=HB1193P.htm&Session=2017

   Notes: This one had a hearing Mon., Feb. 6, before the House State Affairs committee; unfortunately, they "tabled" it -- which in S.D. means it is dead unless the full body orders the committee to send the bill to the floor. Plus, the 2017 session is ended now, and in South Dakota measures do not carry over to the second year. So, this measure has died.


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Tennessee

SJR0254

   Description: A RESOLUTION rescinding, repealing, canceling, voiding, nullifying, and superseding Senate Joint Resolution No. 67, a prior application by the general assembly heretofore made during the 2016 Regular Session thereof to the Congress of the United States of America to call a convention pursuant to the terms of Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing one or more amendments to that Constitution and urging the legislatures of other states to do the same.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-16

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0254

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/SJR0254.pdf

   Notes: The resolution it rescinds was a "Convention of States" con-con call. OOPS -- on Mar. 23, unfortunately this measure was "withdrawn."


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Texas

HJR77

   Description: Rescinding the 1899 application of the 26th Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call an unrestricted national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing undisclosed amendments to that Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-20

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HJR77

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=85R&CmteCode=C460

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HJR77

   Notes: The Texas Legislature has ended its 2017 Regular Session, and for Texas there is no second-year session. So, this measure is dead.


HJR78

   Description: Rescinding the 1901 and 1911 applications to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the direct election of U.S. Senators.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-20

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HJR78

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=85R&CmteCode=C460

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HJR78

   Notes: The Texas Legislature has ended its 2017 Regular Session, and for Texas there is no second-year session. So, this measure is dead.


SJR38

   Description: Rescinding each and every application made at any time by the Texas Legislature to the United States Congress to call a national convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for proposing any amendment to that Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-13

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SJR38

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/billtext/html/SJ00038E.htm

   Notes: This one had a hearing on Thurs., Feb. 16, before the Senate Committee on State Affairs! That committee voted, on Feb. 21, to report "favorably" on the measure! And -- GREAT NEWS!!!! It passed the Senate, as amended!!! (Amended version at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/billtext/html/SJ00038E.htm) In the House Select State & Federal Power & Responsibility Committee, it was scheduled for a hearing April 13; on April 20, it was "considered in a formal meeting": Rep. Murr offered "a complete committee substitute", which the committee adopted (without objection) and then voted "that SJR 2, as substituted, be reported favorably to the full house with the recommendation that it do pass"!! (The substitution's changes were minor: here's a comparison of both texts, showing their difference: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/analysis/html/SJ00038H.htm) ON MAY 3 IT PASSED THE HOUSE AS AMENDED!!! (But please note: this one rescinds all previous Texas con-con applications EXCEPT for the BBA application in 1977, HCR31.)


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Vermont

JRS017

   Description: Joint resolution rescinding the General Assembly's request, contained in 2014 Acts and Resolves No. R-454, for Congress to convene a U.S. Constitutional Convention

   Date introduced: 2017-02-14

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-04-06

   Status page: http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/J.R.S.17

   Committee it's currently in: http://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/document/2018/195/Date

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/agenda/2018/1631

   Text of measure: http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/RESOLUTN/JRS017/JRS017%20As%20Introduced.pdf

   Notes: This one appears to be rescinding 2014's JRS027, a campaign finance reform con-con call (https://vtdigger.org/2014/05/02/vermont-first-state-call-constitutional-convention-get-money-politics/). On April 4, its Senate committee passed it!! And on April 6th, so did the Senate!! Now it's in the House of Representatives, in the Committee on Government Operations (see link)! And, although Vermont's 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact all the committee's members, and ask them to "Vote YES on J.R.S. 17!!"


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Washington

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West Virginia

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