Measures active in Congress or state legislatures
that we are opposing  in our
"Expose the Article V Con-con Fraud" campaign


 

Measures That Require Urgent Attention:

Alabama-SJR87 This measure has already passed its house of origin.
Georgia-SR195 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This measure was passed by its Senate committee on 2/17! And on 3/9, it passed the Senate! Now it's in the House Rules Committee (see link). CONTACT EVERY MEMBER, tell them to vote NO on HR217 and SR195!! Although Georgia's 2017 session has ended, all its measures (that haven't been voted down) will carry over to 2018.
Illinois-HJR0018 This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!
Illinois-HJR0032 It had a committee hearing Thursday, Mar. 30; and the Executive Committee recommended it be adopted! But it was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. ANYWAY, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact all the committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!
Illinois-HR0054 This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!
Illinois-HR0110 This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!
Iowa-HJR12 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This one is to replace (for some reason) HJR11. And since HJR11 had made it through committee, this one has also, and went right onto the House calendar -- and on Mar. 15, the House passed it!! The next day, after being received in the Senate, it became "attached to similar Senate Joint Resolution 8". The latter measure has already passed its Senate committee once--but had to go back there, when the 2017 Regular Session ended. So, BE WATCHING BOTH these measures, and contact EVERY MEMBER of the Senate, and tell them NO on HJR12 and SJR8!!!
Iowa-SJR5 This measure has missed the committee deadline for 2017 -- but it will be carried over to 2018.
Iowa-SJR8 This measure was on the regular calendar in the Senate, and could have been read again on the Senate floor at any time, up to the last day of the session -- which came on April 22. But at that point, it was returned to the same committee. It will be carried over to 2018; and action on it could ensue very quickly! Contact EVERY MEMBER of the Senate, and tell them NO on HJR12 and SJR8!!!
Kansas-HCR5005 This measure was scheduled for a committee hearing on Monday, February 13, 2017, 09:00 AM, Room 346-S. Contact the committee members!! Kansas's legislature has adjourned its 2017 regular session; but all measures carry over to 2018.
Massachusetts-H1926 There was a hearing for this measure, on 11/09/2017. Contact the committee members now--and say Vote NO on H.1926 and H.1929!!
Massachusetts-H1929 There was a hearing for this measure, on 11/09/2017. Contact the committee members now--and say Vote NO on H.1926 and H.1929!!
Massachusetts-S379 Please note: this measure will have a hearing by this joint committee on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 pm, in Room B-1!! Please urge all Massachusetts legislators, TODAY, to VOTE NO on both S.401 (H.1929) and S.379 (H.1926)!! This one (S. 379) is a CONDITIONAL call: it specifies that "if Congress does not propose this constitutional amendment within 6 months of the passage of this bill, then this bill constitutes a petition by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, speaking through its legislature, and pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, to the Congress to call a limited Convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing Amendments".
Massachusetts-S401 Please note: this measure will have a hearing by this joint committee on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 pm, in Room B-1!! Please urge all Massachusetts legislators, TODAY, to VOTE NO on both S.401 (H.1929) and S.379 (H.1926)!!
Michigan-HJRV This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. The measure was introduced Sept. 12, and passed committee the next day! It is on the Calendar of the full House for Tuesday, Nov. 7!! Please contact all Michigan representatives (http://www.house.mi.gov/MHRPublic/frmRepList.aspx?all=true), and say VOTE NO on HJRV!!
Minnesota-HF2690 This measure has already passed its house of origin.
Nebraska-LR6 This measure is through with committees. This measure had a committee hearing Feb 1 ! And on Feb. 27, the committee passed it! Remember, Nebraska's legislature has only ONE HOUSE -- so this is ALREADY ON THE VERGE OF PASSAGE! And, although Nebraska's 2017 session has ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact ALL NEBRASKA SENATORS!!!
New Hampshire-HCR5 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin. This measure was scheduled for a public hearing Feb 8! Next came an executive session of the committee, 2/22/2017 -- and there's good news! The majority of the committee reported the measure "Inexpedient to Legislate"!! And on Mar. 9, it was "laid on table"! That's good news; but let's stay vigilant on this one!!! New Hampshire's legislature (their "General Court") has adjourned its 2017 regular session; but all measures carry over to 2018.
New Hampshire-HCR7 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin. This measure had a Public Hearing: 01/25/2017 - but the vote was taken Feb. 15. And GOOD NEWS!! The committee voted it "Inexpedient to legislate"!! And on Mar. 9, it was "laid on table"! That's good news; but let's stay vigilant on this one!!! New Hampshire's legislature (their "General Court") has adjourned its 2017 regular session; but all measures carry over to 2018.
North Carolina-S36 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This measure is sister to H.44. It was rushed through two committees on April 25 and 26 -- to beat the Crossover Deadline of April 27. Then, around 9 pm on April 26, it was passed by the whole Senate, in a rush of bills trying to beat that deadline. Now we must stop it in the House -- where are chances are better. The House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House approved it on June 28. It was voted down, 53-59, on its Second Reading; however, later the same day (June 29), someone called for a Reconsideration, and the vote for having a Reconsideration passed. But THEN, the measure was "withdrawn from the calendar", and re-referred to the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House! The "long session" of this legislature (i.e. the 2017 regular session) has now adjourned. Nevertheless, this measure will be taken up again next year; so we should Hit those committee members HARD with arguments against an Article V Con-con!!
Ohio-HJR2 It had a hearing TUESDAY, MARCH 7, at 4:00 PM!! Mark Meckler was among proponents testifying. The second hearing was on Mar. 14th!! Finally, the opponents got a chance to be heard -- at its THIRD hearing, Wednesday, Mar. 21, and also at its FOURTH hearing, Mar. 28!! CONTACT ALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, NOW, tell them to VOTE NO on HJR 2!!!
Ohio-SJR1 It had a 2nd hearing Wednesday, MARCH 8!! Mark Meckler was among proponents testifying. Then it had a 3rd hearing, before the same committee, Wednesday, March 15!! Finally, the opponents got a chance to be heard -- at its 4th hearing, Wednesday, Mar. 22!! NOW IT'S SCHEDULED FOR A 5th HEARING: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 3:30 PM, Finance Hearing Room. CONTACT ALL MEMBERS OF ITS CURRENT COMMITTEE (see link), tell them to VOTE NO on SJR 1!!!
Oklahoma-HB1434 This one was due for a hearing at its committee's meeting Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM in ROOM 412C. Please note: although the 2017 regular session has ended, all measures in Oklahoma carry over to the second year; so we need to keep watching this measure.
South Carolina-S0547 A subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee was to hear the measure on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -- but heard it (again?) on Wednesday, April 26!! And although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018! Contact the committee members (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php), and say "Vote NO on S.547!!"
Tennessee-HJR0124 The measure had a hearing before the House State Government Subcommittee on Feb. 22, and they recommended that the main committee pass it!! Now it is in that State Government Committee, waiting for a next hearing date!! CONTACT ALL members of the latter committee, and say, VOTE NO on HJR0124!! Please note, this is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention" on July 11, 2017, to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.
Tennessee-SJR0009 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This one PASSED the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 31, 8-1-0!! And as amended, it passed the Senate (on 2/6, 27 to 3). Then the measure had a hearing before the House State Government Subcommittee on Feb. 22, and they recommended that the main committee pass it!! Next it was scheduled to be heard by that committee, the House State Government Committee, on Mar. 7 at 12:00 noon -- and GOOD NEWS, they voted to "Defer to Summer Study in State Government Committee"!! Keep contacting that committee's members!!! Please note, this measure is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention", to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.
Tennessee-SJR0092 On April 12 the committee recommended it for passage! So it was sent to the Senate Calendar Committee! And on May 1, they placed it on the Senate Regular Calendar for May 3 -- but later it was deferred to May 8; and on May 8, it was "reset on first calendar of 2018"!! Contact all Tennessee state senators -- say, "Vote NO on SJR0092!!"
West Virginia-SCR3 This measure has already passed its house of origin. It was up for a hearing on March 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m.! And the committee voted it "be adopted" -- which the Senate did, on March 9, by voice vote!! Now we must STOP IT IN THE HOUSE!! On Mr. 10, it went to the House Judiciary Committee (see link)!!! CONTACT ALL the committee's members!!! Please note, as of April 8 the West Virginia legislature's regular session has adjourned for the year; however, this measure will almost certainly be carried over to 2018, and pick up where it left off, in this committee.
Wisconsin-AJR21 This measure has already passed its house of origin, and is through with committees in its current house, and a floor vote is imminent. The measure calling for a con-con to consider balanced-budget amendments passed the Wisconsin Assembly on June 14 (54-41-2)! It went to the Senate Committee on Senate Organization--which placed it on the Senate calendar for a (possible) vote on Tues., Nov. 7th!! And unfortunately, this one passed. Let's target Wisconsin for a rescission!!
Wisconsin-SJR18 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. The measure was heard Tuesday Mar. 28 -- and it was considered, in Executive Session, on Thursday, Mar. 30. Unfortunately, the committee recommended it be passed!! Contact all the senators: "Vote NO on SJR18!!!" (http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/legislators/senate)
 

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Alabama

HJR26

   Description: CALLING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO LIMIT TERMS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/Alison/SESSBillStatusResult.ASPX?BILL=HJR26&WIN_TYPE=BillResult

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/aliswww/ISD/HseCommittee.aspx?OID_ORGANIZATION=1809&COMMITTEE=Rules

   Text of measure: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2017RS/PrintFiles/HJR26-int.pdf

   Notes: The 2017 regular session has ended, and measures don't carry over in Alabama; so, this measure is dead :)


SJR58

   Description: Congress, calling for Constitutional Convention to limit laws to single subject, clearly expressed in title

   Date introduced: 2017-03-14

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/Alison/SESSBillStatusResult.aspx?BILL=SJR58&WIN_TYPE=SELECTED_STATUS

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/aliswww/ISD/SenCommittee.aspx?OID_ORGANIZATION=1781&COMMITTEE=Rules

   Text of measure: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2017RS/PrintFiles/SJR58-int.pdf

   Notes: The 2017 regular session has ended, and measures don't carry over in Alabama; so, this measure is dead :)


SJR87

   Description: CALLING FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION TO LIMIT TERMS FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

   Date introduced: 2017-04-13

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-05-02

   Status page: https://legiscan.com/AL/bill/SJR87/2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/aliswww/ISD/HseCommittee.aspx?OID_ORGANIZATION=1809&COMMITTEE=Rules

   Text of measure: http://alisondb.legislature.state.al.us/ALISON/SearchableInstruments/2017RS/PrintFiles/SJR87-int.pdf


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Alaska

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Arizona

HB2226

   Description: AMENDING TITLE 41, CHAPTER 2.1, ARIZONA REVISED STATUTES, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2; RELATING TO THE COMPACT REGARDING A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-12

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/68747?SessionId=117

   Text of measure: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/1R/bills/HB2226P.htm

   Notes: This measure had a hearing before the House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Committee on Jan. 31 -- and it passed, unfortunately, 6-3-0! Then, on Feb. 6 the House Rules Committee passed it, 8-0-1!! THEN, the House passed it, on Feb. 9, 33-25-2!! On March 7, Senate Appropriations voted it "Do Pass"!! So did the Senate Rules Committee! And on Mar. 27, the Senate passed it. Let's mark it for rescission!


HCR2006

   Description: Article V convention

   Date introduced: 2017-01-11

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/68559?SessionId=117

   Text of measure: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/1R/bills/hcr2006p.htm

   Notes: This measure had a hearing before the House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Committee on Tues., Jan. 31; but they took no vote on it then. But on Feb. 7 they voted, and unfortunately they passed it, 6-3-0!! Then the Rules committee passed it, unanimously!! Then it went to the House floor-- and GOOD NEWS! At its Third Reading, on 2/16, it FAILED, 27-31-2!!!


HCR2010

   Description: APPLYING TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-11

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/68636?SessionId=117

   Text of measure: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/1R/bills/HCR2010P.htm

   Notes: This measure had a hearing before the House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Committee on Tues., Jan. 31 -- and it passed, unfortunately, 6-3-0! And also regrettably, on Feb. 6 the House Rules Committee passed it!! THEN, the House passed it, on Feb. 9, 31-27-2!! On Feb. 22, the Senate voted to substitute it for SCR1024, which had already made it through its main committee. That meant HCR2010 was through committee -- and it went IMMEDIATELY to a vote on the Senate floor! It lost that vote -- 13-17 -- however, one senator moved for reconsideration, and that motion passed! So, it came up for a Senate vote AGAIN!! That was on Mar. 13 -- and unfortunately, it passed this time. We must target this for rescission!!


HCR2013

   Description: APPLYING TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO REQUIRE THAT THE CONGRESS ADOPT A BALANCED FEDERAL BUDGET.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-12

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/68751?SessionId=117

   Text of measure: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/1R/bills/HCR2013P.htm

   Notes: This measure had a hearing before the House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy Committee on Jan. 31 -- and it passed, unfortunately, 6-3-0! Also, on Feb. 6 the House Rules Committee passed it, 8-0-1!! THEN, the House passed it, on Feb. 9, 33-25-2!! In the Senate, it had a hearing WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, before the Senate Government Committee -- and they PASSED it!! So did the Senate Rules Committee! And unfortunately, on Mar. 27 it was passed on the Senate floor. Let's target this one for rescission!!


HCR2022

   Description: PROVIDING FOR THE SELECTION AND INSTRUCTION OF COMMISSIONERS AND FOR A PLANNING CONVENTION REGARDING AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-08

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/69407?SessionId=117

   Text of measure: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/1R/laws/hcr2022.htm

   Notes: This measure passed the House on Feb. 21; then it passed the Senate, on Mar. 27!! It then had to go to a conference committee to work out the differences that amendments had created. That committee reported its recommendations on Mar. 29; and on the next day, both houses passed the measure as amended. Please note, this is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a so-called planning convention, "to convene initially at twelve o'clock noon on September 12, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona," to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.


SCR1024

   Description: APPLYING TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES; APPROPRIATING MONIES.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-31

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/69254?SessionId=117

   Text of measure: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/53leg/1R/bills/SCR1024P.htm

   Notes: The Senate Committee on Appropriations met on Tues., Feb. 7, and voted in favor of this measure (6-4-0). But on Feb. 22, the Senate voted to substitute HCR2010 (an identical COS measure) for this one. So, SCR1024 is gone, but HCR2010 is alive and well in the Senate!! Please see details for that measure!


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Arkansas

HB1975

   Description: TO ADOPT THE COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET; AND TO ADOPT A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-06

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Status page: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HB1975

   Text of measure: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Bills/HB1975.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a hearing on WEDNESDAY, MAR. 15, and unfortunately PASSED!! It went on the "Regular Bills" calendar for the House -- but GOOD NEWS!! On Mar. 21, it went for a third hearing, and vote, and FAILED!!! Great work!!!


HJR1001

   Description: APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-19

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HJR1001

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/pages/CommitteeDetail.aspx?committeecode=900

   Text of measure: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Bills/HJR1001.pdf

   Notes: This measure was up for a committee hearing on Feb. 8, but was deferred. But the Regular Session adjourned May 1; and Arkansas measures don't carry over to 2018! So this measure is ...DEAD!!


HJR1022

   Description: MAKING APPLICATION TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-10

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Countermand Amendment

   Status page: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=HJR1022

   Text of measure: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Bills/HJR1022.pdf

   Notes: This measure passed its House committee on Feb. 15. But the next day, it FAILED in the House!! YAY!!! The votes are at http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/votes.aspx?rcsnum=427&votechamber=House.


SJR2

   Description: APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-27

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=SJR2

   Text of measure: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Bills/SJR2.pdf

   Notes: This measure passed committee on Jan. 26 -- and went for a "Third Reading and Passage" vote on Jan. 30. But it FAILED that vote, 13-17-4!! But wait, this zombie was not thru haunting the legislative halls! On Mar. 1, it was somehow resurrected, amended, and re-referred to the Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs!! And on Mar. 7, they recommended it "Do Pass"!! Then it went to the Senate floor -- and on Mar. 21, they passed it, 19-12-4!! Then THE NEXT DAY it had a hearing in a House committee -- and passed again!! But on the House floor, on Mar. 28, it FAILED!!! (The Representatives' votes are at http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/votes.aspx?rcsnum=1301&votechamber=House)


SJR7

   Description: AN APPLICATION TO CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION CONCERNING THE DEFINITION OF "MARRIAGE".

   Date introduced: 2017-02-02

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=SJR7

   Text of measure: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Bills/SJR7.pdf

   Notes: Its Senate committee (Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs) passed it, on Feb. 16!! Since then it's had a bumpy ride -- but now, SJR7 (Marriage) and SJR9 (Right to Life) have both been passed on the Senate floor, Tues. Feb. 28th!! In the House, they went to the House Committee on State Agencies & Govt'l Affairs -- and had a hearing WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8. And the committee passed them both!! BUT ... This story has a HAPPY ENDING!! On March 14, the House voted BOTH OF THESE MEASURES DOWN!!! Great work, guys!!! (The votes on SJR7 are at http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/votes.aspx?rcsnum=881&votechamber=House.)


SJR9

   Description: AN APPLICATION TO CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING THAT EVERY HUMAN BEING IS ENTITLED TO THE RIGHT TO LIFE.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-02

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/BillInformation.aspx?measureno=SJR9

   Text of measure: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Bills/SJR9.pdf

   Notes: Its Senate committee (Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs) passed it, on Feb. 16!! Since then it's had a bumpy ride -- but now, SJR7 (Marriage) and SJR9 (Right to Life) have both been passed on the Senate floor, Tues. Feb. 28th!! In the House, they went to the House Committee on State Agencies & Govt'l Affairs -- and had a hearing WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8. And the committee passed them both!! BUT ... This story has a HAPPY ENDING!! On March 14, the House voted BOTH OF THESE MEASURES DOWN!!! Great work, guys!!! (The votes on SJR9 are at http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Pages/votes.aspx?rcsnum=878&votechamber=House.)


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California

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Colorado

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Connecticut

HJ00035

   Description: RESOLUTION PETITIONING CONGRESS TO CONVENE AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION TO OVERTURN THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT'S DECISION IN CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-19

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&which_year=2017&bill_num=hj00035

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.cga.ct.gov/gae/

   Text of measure: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/TOB/h/2017HJ-00035-R00-HB.htm

   Notes: Connecticut's 2017 Regular Session has adjourned; and its 2018 session is limited to "no business other than budgetary, revenue and financial matters, bills and resolutions raised by committees of the General Assembly and those matters certified in writing by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President Pro Tempore of the Senate to be of an emergency nature." So, PROBABLY this measure is now DEAD!!


HJ00039

   Description: RESOLUTION APPLYING TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CONVENE A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-20

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HJ00039&which_year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.cga.ct.gov/gae/

   Text of measure: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2017/TOB/h/2017HJ-00039-R00-HB.htm

   Notes: Connecticut's 2017 Regular Session has adjourned; and its 2018 session is limited to "no business other than budgetary, revenue and financial matters, bills and resolutions raised by committees of the General Assembly and those matters certified in writing by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and President Pro Tempore of the Senate to be of an emergency nature." So, PROBABLY this measure is now DEAD!!


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Delaware

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Florida

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Georgia

HR217

   Description: A RESOLUTION requesting that the United States Congress call a convention under Article V of the Constitution of the United States limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives and to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States Senate; and for other purposes.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-08

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20172018/HR/217

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.ga.gov/committees/en-US/Committee.aspx?Committee=109&Session=25

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20172018/164730.pdf

   Notes: Although Georgia's 2017 session has ended, all its measures (that haven't been voted down) will carry over to 2018.


SR195

   Description: A RESOLUTION requesting that the United States Congress call a convention under Article V of the Constitution of the United States limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives and to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States Senate; and for other purposes.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-03-09

   Status page: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20172018/SR/195

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.ga.gov/committees/en-US/Committee.aspx?Committee=109&Session=25

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/vote.aspx?VoteID=15125

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20172018/164811.pdf

   Notes: This measure was passed by its Senate committee on 2/17! And on 3/9, it passed the Senate! Now it's in the House Rules Committee (see link). CONTACT EVERY MEMBER, tell them to vote NO on HR217 and SR195!! Although Georgia's 2017 session has ended, all its measures (that haven't been voted down) will carry over to 2018.


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Hawaii

HCR182

   Description: URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-10

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HCR&billnumber=182&year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: It is assigned first to the House Judiciary Committee: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=JUD&year=2017 and then to the House Committee on Finance: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=FIN&year=2017

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HCR182_.PDF

   Notes: Companion measure: HR106. The Regular Session adjourned on May 4, killing this and all resolutions!!


HCR50

   Description: URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO RESTORE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS BY APPLYING FOR A CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-17

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HCR&billnumber=50&year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=JDL&year=2017

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HCR50_.htm

   Notes: It got a House committee hearing April 4, and having amended it, the committee recommended it pass as amended. Then it passed the full House on April 6th! In the Senate, it went to the Committee on Judiciary and Labor (JDL); and had a hearing April 18, and the committee recommended that it be PASSED with amendments! It came up on the Senate floor on April 24th -- but it was re-committeed to the JDL committee!! But the session adjourned on May 4, killing this and all resolutions!! (This is a "companion" measure to HR25.)


HCR72

   Description: URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO RESTORE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS BY APPLYING FOR A CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-03

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HCR&billnumber=72&year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=JUD&year=2017

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HCR72_.pdf

   Notes: The session adjourned on May 4, killing this and all resolutions!!


HR106

   Description: URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-10

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HR&billnumber=106&year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=JUD&year=2017

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HR106_.pdf

   Notes: The session adjourned on May 4, killing this and all resolutions!! (Companion measure: HCR182.)


HR25

   Description: URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO RESTORE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS BY APPLYING FOR A CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION

   Date introduced: 2017-02-17

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HR&billnumber=25&year=2017

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/HR25_.htm

   Notes: It got a hearing April 4, and having amended it, the committee recommended it pass as amended. Then on April 6, the full House passed it! But the session adjourned on May 4, killing this and all resolutions!! (This is a "companion" measure to HCR50.)


SCR58

   Description: URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-02

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SCR&billnumber=58&year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: It seems to be in two Senate committees, initially: the 'PSM' committee (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=PSM&year=2017) and the 'JDL' committee (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=JDL&year=2017) -- I'm not yet sure whether they will hear it sequentially or concurrently.

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/SCR58_.pdf

   Notes: The session adjourned on May 4, killing this and all resolutions!!


SR18

   Description: URGING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-02

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SR&billnumber=18&year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: It seems to be in two Senate committees, initially: the 'PSM' committee (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=PSM&year=2017) and the 'JDL' committee (http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/committeepage.aspx?comm=JDL&year=2017) -- I'm not yet sure whether they will hear it sequentially or concurrently.

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2017/bills/SR18_.pdf

   Notes: The session adjourned on May 4, killing this and all resolutions!!


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Idaho

HCR18

   Description: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT POWER ABUSE - Stating findings of the Legislature and applying to Congress to call an amendment convention of the states.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-23

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2017/legislation/HCR018/

   Committee it's currently in: https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2017/standingcommittees/HSTA/#hcode-tab-style2members

   Text of measure: https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2017/legislation/HCR018.pdf

   Notes: The 2017 session is ended now; and in Idaho measures do NOT carry over to the second year. So, this measure has died!


SCR108

   Description: FEDERAL BUDGET - Stating findings of the Legislature and making a formal application to Congress to call a convention for the sole purpose of proposing for ratification an amendment to the Constitution which requires a balanced federal budget.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-15

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: https://legislature.idaho.gov/sessioninfo/2017/legislation/SCR108/

   Text of measure: https://legislature.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/sessioninfo/2017/legislation/SCR108.pdf

   Notes: This BBA call had a hearing on Friday, Feb. 24! Our side had a HUGE turnout -- packed the Lincoln Auditorium! -- and gave great testimony!! Not one person testified in SUPPORT of this dangerous measure!! Yet, the committee pretended to be better informed than the people testifying!! They passed the measure -- 5 to 4!! But, WE GET THE LAST LAUGH: There was a floor debate and vote on Wed., Mar. 1 -- and SCR108 went down in flames, 24-11 !!!! FANTASTIC!!! WELL DONE!!!


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Illinois

HJR0018

   Description: Makes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-26

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=18&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HJR&LegID=101144&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/hearing.asp?CommitteeID=1900&GA=100

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/HJR/10000HJ0018.htm

   Notes: This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!


HJR0032

   Description: Makes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-16

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=32&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HJR&LegID=105964&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/hearing.asp?HearingID=14634&CommitteeID=1900

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/HJR/10000HJ0032.htm

   Notes: It had a committee hearing Thursday, Mar. 30; and the Executive Committee recommended it be adopted! But it was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. ANYWAY, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact all the committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!


HR0054

   Description: Makes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-25

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=54&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HR&LegID=100887&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/hearing.asp?CommitteeID=1900&GA=100

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/HR/10000HR0054.htm

   Notes: This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!


HR0110

   Description: Makes application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=110&GAID=14&DocTypeID=HR&LegID=103629&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/hearing.asp?CommitteeID=1900&GA=100

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/HR/10000HR0110.htm

   Notes: This measure was re-referred on Sept. 28, automatically, to the House Rules Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has now ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact all committee members (http://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1910&GA=100), and say "VOTE NO"!!


SJR0001

   Description: Makes application to Congress for the calling of a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-12

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=1&GAID=14&DocTypeID=SJR&LegID=98901&SessionID=91&GA=100&SpecSess=0

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ilga.gov/senate/committees/members.asp?CommitteeID=1940

   Text of measure: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/SJR/10000SJ0001.htm

   Notes: This calls for a convention to propose a term-limits amendment. On Feb. 1, it was sent to the Senate Executive Committee; then on Feb. 9, to the Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments; and referred on Aug. 4, automatically, to the Assignments Committee. AND, although Illinois' 2017 session has ended, all their measures carry over to 2018! Contact the committee's members!!


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Indiana

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Iowa

HJR11

   Description: A joint resolution calling for an Article V convention in order to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints, and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and requesting Congress to similarly propose such amendments.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-27

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HJR11&ga=87

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=87&groupID=689

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/87/HJR11.pdf

   Notes: On Mar.1, a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee recommended this measure "Do Pass". But for SOME STRANGE REASON, this measure has now been "replaced" (?), with HJR12, introduced Mar. 8!!


HJR12

   Description: A joint resolution calling for an Article V convention in order to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints, and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and requesting Congress to similarly propose such amendments.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-08

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2017-03-15

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HJR12&ga=87

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=87&groupID=702

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/87/HJR12.pdf

   Notes: This one is to replace (for some reason) HJR11. And since HJR11 had made it through committee, this one has also, and went right onto the House calendar -- and on Mar. 15, the House passed it!! The next day, after being received in the Senate, it became "attached to similar Senate Joint Resolution 8". The latter measure has already passed its Senate committee once--but had to go back there, when the 2017 Regular Session ended. So, BE WATCHING BOTH these measures, and contact EVERY MEMBER of the Senate, and tell them NO on HJR12 and SJR8!!!


HJR8

   Description: A joint resolution requesting the call of a constitutional convention in order to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow Congress and the states to prohibit or otherwise regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=HJR8&ga=87

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=87&groupID=689

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/87/HJR8.pdf

   Notes: This measure has missed the committee deadline for 2017 -- but it will be carried over to 2018.


SJR5

   Description: A joint resolution requesting the call of a constitutional convention in order to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow Congress and the states to prohibit or otherwise regulate the expenditure of funds for political speech by any corporation, limited liability company, or other corporate entity.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=SJR5&ga=87

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=87&groupID=702

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/subCommitteeAssignments?groupID=702&ga=87

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=SJR5&ga=87

   Notes: This measure has missed the committee deadline for 2017 -- but it will be carried over to 2018.


SJR8

   Description: A joint resolution applying for an Article V convention to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints, and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and requesting Congress to similarly propose such amendments.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-02

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ba=SJR8&ga=87

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=87&groupID=702

   Latest scheduled hearing link: This bill was introduced by the Senate Committee on State Government; and was therefore placed directly onto the Senate regular calendar!

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/87/SJR8.pdf

   Notes: This measure was on the regular calendar in the Senate, and could have been read again on the Senate floor at any time, up to the last day of the session -- which came on April 22. But at that point, it was returned to the same committee. It will be carried over to 2018; and action on it could ensue very quickly! Contact EVERY MEMBER of the Senate, and tell them NO on HJR12 and SJR8!!!


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Kansas

HCR5005

   Description: Making application to the U.S. congress to call a convention of the states

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/hcr5005/

   Committee it's currently in: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/committees/ctte_h_fed_st_1/

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/committees/ctte_h_fed_st_1/documents/agenda/weekly/20170219.pdf

   Text of measure: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/documents/hcr5005_00_0000.pdf

   Notes: This measure was scheduled for a committee hearing on Monday, February 13, 2017, 09:00 AM, Room 346-S. Contact the committee members!! Kansas's legislature has adjourned its 2017 regular session; but all measures carry over to 2018.


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Kentucky

HCR13

   Description: Submit an application to Congress to call a convention of the states of the United States of America, in accordance with Article V of the Constitution, to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution requiring a balanced budget.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/HCR13.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/committee/standing/ECA&IA(H)/home.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/17RS/HC13/bill.pdf

   Notes: The 2017 session is ended now; and in Kentucky measures do NOT carry over to the second year. So, this measure has died!


HJR54

   Description: Apply to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraint on the federal government and that limit the powers and jurisdiction of the federal government; to state that the application be aggregated with the applications of other states limited for the purposes identified in the applications; state that the application be a continuing application until a convention is called or until the application is withdrawn by the Kentucky General Assembly.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/HJR54.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/committee/standing/ECA&IA(H)/home.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/17RS/HJ54/orig_bill.pdf

   Notes: The 2017 session is ended now; and in Kentucky measures do NOT carry over to the second year. So, this measure has died!


SCR143

   Description: Submit an application to Congress to call a convention of the states of the United States of America, in accordance with Article V of the Constitution, to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution requiring a balanced budget.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-27

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/SCR143.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/committee/standing/Jud(S)/home.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/17RS/SC143/bill.pdf

   Notes: The 2017 session is ended now; and in Kentucky measures do NOT carry over to the second year. So, this measure has died!


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Louisiana

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Maine

HP0987

   Description: JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES FOR CALLING A CONVENTION TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO LIMIT THE POWER OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

   Date introduced: 2017-04-11

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://legislature.maine.gov/bills/display_ps.asp?snum=128&paper=HP0987&PID=0

   Text of measure: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/bills_128th/billpdfs/HP098701.pdf

   Notes: This one had a public hearing on Wednesday, May 17. The committee's vote, reported May 24, was "divided" 6-7, with a majority reporting it "Ought not to pass", and a minority reporting it "Ought to pass". But on May 30, the Assembly "accepted the report" of the committee -- meaning, they agreed it Ought Not To Pass!! The measure is now DEAD!! YAY!!!!


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Maryland

HJ6

   Description: Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that affirms every citizen's individual right to vote, reserves constitutional rights to natural persons, and authorizes regulation of contributions and expenditures intended to influence elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-10

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=03&id=hj0006&tab=subject3&ys=2017RS

   Committee it's currently in: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&tab=subject3&id=hru&stab=02&ys=2017RS

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2017RS/bills/hj/hj0006F.pdf

   Notes: This measure is DEAD!! The Maryland legislature adjourned April 10, and no measures will carry over to 2018!! :)


HJ7

   Description: Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government and for the members of the U.S. Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-10

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=03&id=hj0007&tab=subject3&ys=2017RS

   Committee it's currently in: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&tab=subject3&id=hru&stab=02&ys=2017RS

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2017RS/bills/hj/hj0007F.pdf

   Notes: This measure is DEAD!! The Maryland legislature adjourned April 10, and no measures will carry over to 2018!! :)


SJ3

   Description: Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for officials of the federal government and for the members of the U.S. Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-30

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=03&id=sj0003&tab=subject3&ys=2017RS

   Committee it's currently in: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&tab=subject7&id=ehe&stab=01

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2017RS/bills/sj/sj0003f.pdf

   Notes: This measure is DEAD!! The Maryland legislature adjourned April 10, and no measures will carry over to 2018!! :)


SJ4

   Description: Applying to the U.S. Congress for an amendments convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that affirms every citizen's individual right to vote, reserves inalienable political rights to natural persons, and authorizes regulation of contributions and expenditures intended to influence elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-01

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=billpage&stab=03&id=sj0004&tab=subject3&ys=2017RS

   Committee it's currently in: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?pid=cmtepage&tab=subject7&id=ehe&stab=01

   Text of measure: http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2017RS/bills/sj/sj0004f.pdf

   Notes: This measure is DEAD!! The Maryland legislature adjourned April 10, and no measures will carry over to 2018!! :)


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Massachusetts

H1926

   Description: An Act for a United States constitutional amendment and amendments convention.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H1926

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J31/190

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2821

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H1926

   Notes: There was a hearing for this measure, on 11/09/2017. Contact the committee members now--and say Vote NO on H.1926 and H.1929!!


H1929

   Description: Resolutions calling on Article V of the United States Constitution for the convening of a convention of the states.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H1929

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J31/190

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2821

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H1929

   Notes: There was a hearing for this measure, on 11/09/2017. Contact the committee members now--and say Vote NO on H.1926 and H.1929!!


S379

   Description: An Act for a United States constitutional amendment and amendments convention

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S379

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J15/190

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2768

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S379

   Notes: Please note: this measure will have a hearing by this joint committee on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 pm, in Room B-1!! Please urge all Massachusetts legislators, TODAY, to VOTE NO on both S.401 (H.1929) and S.379 (H.1926)!! This one (S. 379) is a CONDITIONAL call: it specifies that "if Congress does not propose this constitutional amendment within 6 months of the passage of this bill, then this bill constitutes a petition by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, speaking through its legislature, and pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution, to the Congress to call a limited Convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing Amendments".


S401

   Description: An Act relative to the application for a convention of the states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S401

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J15/190

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/2768

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S401

   Notes: Please note: this measure will have a hearing by this joint committee on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 2:00 pm, in Room B-1!! Please urge all Massachusetts legislators, TODAY, to VOTE NO on both S.401 (H.1929) and S.379 (H.1926)!!


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Michigan

HJRV

   Description: A joint resolution applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose an amendment to the constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-09-12

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(rylkfvd25cx0edjerq44htpw))/mileg.aspx?page=GetObject&objectName=2017-HJR-V

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billanalysis/House/htm/2017-HLA-HJRV-2F9D7DA3.htm

   Text of measure: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/jointresolutionintroduced/House/htm/2017-HIJR-V.htm

   Notes: The measure was introduced Sept. 12, and passed committee the next day! It is on the Calendar of the full House for Tuesday, Nov. 7!! Please contact all Michigan representatives (http://www.house.mi.gov/MHRPublic/frmRepList.aspx?all=true), and say VOTE NO on HJRV!!


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Minnesota

HF2690

   Description: A resolution memorializing Congress to call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution to impose fiscal constraints on the federal government, limit power, and limit terms of office

   Date introduced: 2017-05-18

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2017-05-18

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&f=HF2690&ssn=0&y=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cmte/Home/?comm=90011

   Text of measure: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF2690&version=0&session_year=2017&session_number=0


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Mississippi

HC22

   Description: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE EXPRESSING THE INCUMBENT URGENCY AND NECESSITY CONCERNING AN APPLICATION TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS FOR AN ARTICLE V CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATES FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION WHICH IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-16

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/HC/HC0022.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/House_cmtes/RU.xml. House committee members are listed at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/h_cmtememb.xml.

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/html/HC/HC0022IN.htm

   Notes: Good news! This one died in committee!


HC43

   Description: United States Constitutional Amendment Convention of the States under Article V; apply for certain restraints on federal government.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-16

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/HC/HC0043.xml

   Committee it's currently in: The measure has been assigned to two committees: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/House_cmtes/RU.xml and http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/House_cmtes/CO.xml. House committees' members are listed at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/h_cmtememb.xml.

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/HC/HC0043IN.pdf

   Notes: Good news! This one died in committee!


HC78

   Description: United States Constitutional Amendment Convention of the States under Article V; apply for certain restraints on federal government.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-06

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/HC/HC0078.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/House_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/HC/HC0078IN.pdf

   Notes: Good news! This one died in committee!


HC8

   Description: U.S. constitution; application to Congress for calling a convention to propose amendments that address free and fair elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-05

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/HC/HC0008.xml

   Committee it's currently in: It has been assigned to two committees: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/House_cmtes/CO.xml and http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/House_cmtes/AE.xml. House committee members are listed at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/h_cmtememb.xml.

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/HC/HC0008IN.pdf

   Notes: Good news! This one died in committee!


HC9

   Description: Congress; urge to call a convention of States to propose limited amendments to the U.S. Constitution

   Date introduced: 2017-01-05

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/HC/HC0009.xml

   Committee it's currently in: The measure has been assigned to two committees: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/House_cmtes/RU.xml and http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/House_cmtes/CO.xml. House committees' members are listed at http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/h_cmtememb.xml.

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/HC/HC0009IN.pdf

   Notes: Good news! This one died in committee!


SC534

   Description: United States Constitutional Amendment Convention of the States under Article V; apply for certain restraints on federal government.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/SC/SC0534.xml

   Committee it's currently in: This CR was sent to two committees: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml and http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/Senate_cmtes/CS.xml. Senate committee members are listed here: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/s_cmtememb.xml.

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/SC/SC0534IN.pdf

   Notes: Mississippi's 2017 session has ended; and their measures don't carry over -- so this measure is DEAD!!


SC546

   Description: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION APPLYING TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL AN AMENDMENT CONVENTION OF THE STATES PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-13

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/SC/SC0546.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml. Senate committee members are listed here: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/s_cmtememb.xml.

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/SC/SC0546IN.pdf

   Notes: Mississippi's 2017 session has ended; and their measures don't carry over -- so this measure is DEAD!!


SC547

   Description: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PETITIONING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CONVENE A LIMITED CONVENTION FOR THE EXCLUSIVE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING A FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-13

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/SC/SC0547.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml. Senate committee members are listed here: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/s_cmtememb.xml.

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/SC/SC0547IN.pdf

   Notes: Mississippi's 2017 session has ended; and their measures don't carry over -- so this measure is DEAD!!


SC549

   Description: United States Constitutional Convention under Article V; apply for federal balanced budget consideration.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-16

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/SC/SC0549.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml. Senate committee members are listed here: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/s_cmtememb.xml.

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/SC/SC0549IN.pdf

   Notes: Mississippi's 2017 session has ended; and their measures don't carry over -- so this measure is DEAD!!


SC551

   Description: United States Constitutional Convention under Article V; apply for federal debt limitation and congressional term limits.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-16

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/SC/SC0551.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml. Senate committee members are listed here: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/htms/s_cmtememb.xml.

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/SC/SC0551IN.pdf

   Notes: Mississippi's 2017 session has ended; and their measures don't carry over -- so this measure is DEAD!!


SC623

   Description: United States Constitutional Convention under Article V; apply for federal fiscal restraints and power limitations.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-24

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/history/SC/SC0623.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2017/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2017/pdf/SC/SC0623IN.pdf

   Notes: Mississippi's 2017 session has ended; and their measures don't carry over -- so this measure is DEAD!!


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Missouri

HCR10

   Description: Applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V convention of states to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution regarding term limits for members of Congress

   Date introduced: 2017-01-10

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HCR10&year=2017&code=R

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.mo.gov/committeeindividual.aspx?com=1443&year=2017&code=R

   Text of measure: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills171/hlrbillspdf/1159H.01I.pdf

   Notes: A committee hearing was completed Feb. 28!! On Mar. 7, the Special Committee on Government Oversight voted it "Do Pass"! But on May 12, thankfully, the legislature adjourned -- leaving this measure DEAD in the water!!


HCR13

   Description: Applies to the United States Congress to call a convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America that will restore free and fair elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-12

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HCR13&year=2017&code=R

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.mo.gov/committeeindividual.aspx?com=1476&year=2017&code=R

   Text of measure: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills171/hlrbillspdf/1320H.01I.pdf

   Notes: On May 12, thankfully, the legislature adjourned -- leaving this measure DEAD in the water!!


HCR5

   Description: Applies to Congress for the calling of a convention to propose certain amendments to the United States Constitution that place limits on the federal government

   Date introduced: 2017-01-04

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HCR5&year=2017&code=R

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.mo.gov/committeeindividual.aspx?com=1443&year=2017&code=R

   Text of measure: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills171/hlrbillspdf/0136h.01i.pdf

   Notes: This one had a hearing, before the Special Committee on Government Oversight, on 2/7/2017 -- and on 2/14, in Executive Session, they passed it! But on May 12, thankfully, the legislature adjourned -- leaving this measure DEAD in the water!!


SB13

   Description: This act adopts the Compact for a Balanced Budget in Missouri. The goal of the compact is the adoption of the Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-01

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Status page: http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=57095388

   Text of measure: http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=57095388

   Notes: This measure was heard by the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Jan. 17 - and on Feb. 16, they voted it "Do Pass". But on May 12, thankfully, the legislature adjourned -- leaving this measure DEAD in the water!!


SCR14

   Description: This concurrent resolution applies to the United States Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the United States Constitution, for the calling of a convention of the states for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution regarding term limits for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-14

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=59794801

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.mo.gov/CommitteeIndividual.aspx?com=01443&year=2017&code=R

   Text of measure: http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=59794801

   Notes: A committee hearing was completed Feb. 28!! And on Mar. 2, the committee voted it "Do Pass"!! On April 12th, it passed the Senate!! In the House, it had a hearing before the House Special Committee on Government Oversight, on April 25th -- and the committee voted "DO PASS"!! It's now in the House Rules & Administrative Oversight Committee -- but that's probably a formality only. But on May 12, the legislature adjourned, leaving this measure DEAD in the water!!


SCR4

   Description: This concurrent resolution applies to the United States Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the United States Constitution, for the calling of a convention of the states for the limited purpose of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution that impose fiscal restraint on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress. This application shall expire five years after the passage of this resolution.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-05

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=57611591

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.house.mo.gov/CommitteeIndividual.aspx?com=01443&year=2017&code=R

   Text of measure: http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=57611591

   Notes: A committee hearing was completed Feb. 7. And on Mar. 2, the committee voted it "Do Pass"! And on April 13th, it passed the Senate!! In the House, it had a hearing before the House Special Committee on Government Oversight, on April 25th -- and the committee voted "DO PASS"!! And on May 12, unfortunately it PASSED THE SENATE!! We've got another COS bill to mark for rescission!! NEXT YEAR (2018) would be a SUPER time to do it!!!


SCR9

   Description: This Senate Concurrent Resolution requests Congress to call an Article V Convention of the states to propose certain amendments to the United States Constitution which regulate elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-19

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=57742790

   Text of measure: http://www.senate.mo.gov/17info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=57742790

   Notes: This one had a hearing on Mar. 28th -- and on Mar. 30th, the committee voted it "Do Pass"!! On April 12th, it passed the Senate!! In the House, it had a hearing before the House Special Committee on Government Oversight, on April 25th -- and the committee voted it "DO NOT PASS"!! And on May 12, the legislature adjourned, leaving this measure DEAD in the water!!


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Montana

HJ8

   Description: Joint resolution for a convention of the states to impose federal fiscal limits

   Date introduced: 2017-02-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0210W$BSIV.ActionQuery?P_BILL_NO1=8&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HJ&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SESS=20171

   Committee it's currently in: http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0240W$CMTE.ActionQuery?P_COM_NM=(H)+Judiciary&P_ACTN_DTM=&U_ACTN_DTM=&Z_ACTION2=Find&P_SESS=20171

   Text of measure: http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2017/lchtml/LC2460.htm

   Notes: The measure was up for a hearing on Feb. 15, before the House Judiciary Committee -- and GOOD NEWS!! It was "tabled in committee"!! (In Montana, "The committee may vote to take up consideration of a bill that has been tabled, but often this motion is used to kill a bill quietly.") And as of Mar. 1, the measure has "Missed Deadline for General Bill Transmittal"! And Montana has no second-year session -- so the measures DON'T carry over, so this one is now DEAD!!


SJ14

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA MAKING A FORMAL APPLICATION TO THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL AN ARTICLE V AMENDMENT CONVENTION OF THE SEVERAL STATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING THE STATE LEGISLATURES' PREAPPROVED SINGLE ISSUE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PROVIDING STATES A PROCESS TO COLLECTIVELY COUNTERMAND OR REPEAL ANY FEDERAL LAW OR RULING

   Date introduced: 2017-02-16

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Countermand Amendment

   Status page: http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0210W$BSIV.ActionQuery?P_BILL_NO1=14&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SJ&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SESS=20171

   Committee it's currently in: http://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0240W$CMTE.ActionQuery?P_COM_NM=(S)+Judiciary&P_ACTN_DTM=&U_ACTN_DTM=&Z_ACTION2=Find&P_SESS=20171

   Text of measure: http://leg.mt.gov/bills/2017/billhtml/SJ0014.htm

   Notes: Due for a hearing on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 8:00 AM, before the Judiciary Committee -- and GOOD NEWS!! It was "tabled in committee"!! (In Montana, "The committee may vote to take up consideration of a bill that has been tabled, but often this motion is used to kill a bill quietly.") And as of Mar. 1, the measure has "Missed Deadline for General Bill Transmittal"! And Montana has no second-year session -- so the measures DON'T carry over, so this one is now DEAD!!


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Nebraska

LR6

   Description: Resolution to Congress for convention of the states to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution

   Date introduced: 2017-01-09

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=30679

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/105/PDF/Transcripts/Government/2017-02-01.pdf

   Text of measure: http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/105/PDF/Intro/LR6.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a committee hearing Feb 1 ! And on Feb. 27, the committee passed it! Remember, Nebraska's legislature has only ONE HOUSE -- so this is ALREADY ON THE VERGE OF PASSAGE! And, although Nebraska's 2017 session has ended, all their measures carry over to 2018!! Contact ALL NEBRASKA SENATORS!!!


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Nevada

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New Hampshire

HCR5

   Description: Applying for a convention of the states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-06

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/bill_docket.aspx?lsr=476&sy=2017&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2017&txtbillnumber=HCR5&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?sy=2017&id=485&txtFormat=html

   Notes: This measure was scheduled for a public hearing Feb 8! Next came an executive session of the committee, 2/22/2017 -- and there's good news! The majority of the committee reported the measure "Inexpedient to Legislate"!! And on Mar. 9, it was "laid on table"! That's good news; but let's stay vigilant on this one!!! New Hampshire's legislature (their "General Court") has adjourned its 2017 regular session; but all measures carry over to 2018.


HCR7

   Description: Applying to the United States Congress to convene a limited convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing amendments to the federal Constitution concerning election reform that do not abrogate or amend the First Amendment to the federal Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-12

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Bill_docket.aspx?lsr=257&sy=2017&sortoption=&txtsessionyear=2017&txtbillnumber=hcr7&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?sy=2017&id=256&txtFormat=html

   Notes: This measure had a Public Hearing: 01/25/2017 - but the vote was taken Feb. 15. And GOOD NEWS!! The committee voted it "Inexpedient to legislate"!! And on Mar. 9, it was "laid on table"! That's good news; but let's stay vigilant on this one!!! 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

ACR84

   Description: his Assembly concurrent resolution applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V Convention of the States limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials

   Date introduced: 2016-01-12

   Originated in: General Assembly

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsByNumber.asp

   Text of measure: Same as SCR130: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/SCR/130_I1.HTM


SCR42

   Description: This Assembly concurrent resolution applies to Congress for the calling of an Article V Convention of the States limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials

   Date introduced: 2016-01-12

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillsByNumber.asp

   Text of measure: Same as SCR130: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2014/Bills/SCR/130_I1.HTM


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New Mexico

SJR12

   Description: REQUESTING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, UPON THE APPLICATION OF TWO-THIRDS OF THE STATES, FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION THAT WOULD RESTORE FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-26

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legislation?Chamber=S&LegType=JR&LegNo=12&year=17

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Committee/Standing_Committee?CommitteeCode=HJC

   Text of measure: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/17%20Regular/resolutions/senate/SJR12.html

   Notes: SJR12 was up for a hearing before the Senate Rules Committee, FRIDAY, MARCH 3 - and unfortunately, they passed it!! Then it went to the Senate Judiciary Committee -- which had a hearing on it Mar. 14! The next day, this measure passed the Senate, 27-14!! Next, it went to the House Judiciary Committee, and they were due to hear it on Friday, Mar. 17th!! But GOOD NEWS -- it never made it out of committee before the session ended on Saturday, March 18th!!! This measure is DEAD (no carry-over to 2018 in New Mexico)!!! YAY!!!


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New York

A05109

   Description: Concerns the application of the legislature of the state of New York petitioning the Congress of the United States of America to call a national constitutional convention to propose amendments in order to address concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission 130 S.Ct. 876.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-06

   Originated in: Assembly

   Status page: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A05109&term=2017&Summary=Y&Actions=Y

   Committee it's currently in: http://nyassembly.gov/comm/?id=13

   Text of measure: http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A05109&term=2017&Summary=Y&Text=Y

   Notes: New York's legislature has adjourned; but all measures carry over to 2018.


B00944

   Description: CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY making an application to the Congress of the United States of America for the calling of a convention for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal limits on the federal govern- ment, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for members of Congress and other federal officials

   Date introduced: 2016-03-03

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/resolutions/2017/b944

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.nysenate.gov/committees/finance

   Text of measure: http://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2017/B944

   Notes: New York's legislature has adjourned; but all measures carry over to 2018.


S03317

   Description: An act on the application of the legislature of the state of New York petitioning the Congress of the United States of America to call a national constitutional convention to propose amendments in order to address concerns raised by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in CITIZENS UNITED V. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION 130 S.Ct. 876

   Date introduced: 2017-01-20

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2017/S3317

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.nysenate.gov/committees/judiciary

   Text of measure: http://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2017/S3317

   Notes: New York's legislature has adjourned; but all measures carry over to 2018.


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North Carolina

H44

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION APPLYING TO CONGRESS FOR AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF THE STATES WITH THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2017&BillID=H44

   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/H44v0.pdf

   Notes: This measure is sister to S.36.


S36

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION APPLYING TO CONGRESS FOR AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION OF THE STATES WITH THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-04-26

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2017&BillID=S36

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=House%20Standing_2

   Text of measure: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Applications/BillLookUp/LoadBillDocument.aspx?SessionCode=2017&DocNum=161&SeqNum=0

   Notes: This measure is sister to H.44. It was rushed through two committees on April 25 and 26 -- to beat the Crossover Deadline of April 27. Then, around 9 pm on April 26, it was passed by the whole Senate, in a rush of bills trying to beat that deadline. Now we must stop it in the House -- where are chances are better. The House Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House approved it on June 28. It was voted down, 53-59, on its Second Reading; however, later the same day (June 29), someone called for a Reconsideration, and the vote for having a Reconsideration passed. But THEN, the measure was "withdrawn from the calendar", and re-referred to the Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House! The "long session" of this legislature (i.e. the 2017 regular session) has now adjourned. Nevertheless, this measure will be taken up again next year; so we should Hit those committee members HARD with arguments against an Article V Con-con!!


S41

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPLY TO CONGRESS FOR THE CALLING OF A CONVENTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Countermand Amendment

   Status page: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2017&BillID=S41

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/Committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=Senate%20Standing_148

   Text of measure: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2017/Bills/Senate/PDF/S41v0.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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North Dakota

3006

   Description: A concurrent resolution calling for a convention for the purpose of amending the United States Constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-12

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/bill-actions/ba3006.html

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/documents/17-3020-01000.pdf

   Notes: This measure was due to be heard in its House committee (Government and Veterans Affairs) on Feb. 2. On Feb. 10, the committee voted it "Do Pass" (9-5-0)!! And on Feb. 17 it PASSED THE HOUSE (69-18)!! Then on Mar. 23 its Senate committee reported it "Do Pass"; and on the very next day it passed its second reading and a voice vote in the Senate!! Let's target it for rescission in 2019!!


3008

   Description: A concurrent resolution urging Congress to call a convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution which will restore free and fair elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-12

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/bill-actions/ba3008.html

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/committees/house/judiciary

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/documents/17-3028-01000.pdf

   Notes: This measure was due to be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 7, at 10:30 am. And -- GOOD NEWS! -- on Feb. 15, that committee reported it "Do Not Pass" -- and two days later, the full House voted it DOWN, 9-78!!!


4006

   Description: A concurrent resolution making a formal application to Congress to call a countermand amendment convention for the sole purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to provide states a process to collectively countermand or repeal any federal law or ruling.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-03

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Countermand Amendment

   Status page: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/bill-actions/ba4006.html

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/documents/17-3021-02000.pdf

   Notes: This one had a committee hearing Jan. 26, and unfortunately PASSED, 4-1-1!! And on Feb. 3 it passed the Senate floor!! LET'S STOP IT IN COMMITTEE in the House! It was due for a hearing on Mar. 3, at 8:30 AM, before the House Government and Veterans Affairs Committee!! And on Mar. 27, that committee reported it "Do Not Pass"! However, it still got a vote on the House floor -- where, on Mar. 29, it was voted DOWN, 12-79!! YAY!!!


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Ohio

HJR2

   Description: Application to the Congress of the United States for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States that is limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and Members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-22

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-HJR-2

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.ohiohouse.gov/committee/federalism-and-interstate-relations

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/cm_pub_api/api/unwrap/chamber/132nd_ga/ready_for_publication/committee_docs/cmte_h_federalism_1/notice/cmte_h_federalism_1_2017-03-28-0400_355/current/notice.pdf

   Text of measure: http://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_132/resolutions/hjr2/IN/00?format=pdf

   Notes: It had a hearing TUESDAY, MARCH 7, at 4:00 PM!! Mark Meckler was among proponents testifying. The second hearing was on Mar. 14th!! Finally, the opponents got a chance to be heard -- at its THIRD hearing, Wednesday, Mar. 21, and also at its FOURTH hearing, Mar. 28!! CONTACT ALL THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, NOW, tell them to VOTE NO on HJR 2!!!


SJR1

   Description: Application to the Congress of the United States for a Convention of the States under Article V of the Constitution of the United States that is limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and Members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-22

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-status?id=GA132-SJR-1

   Committee it's currently in: http://ohiosenate.gov/committee/government-oversight-and-reform

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/cm_pub_api/api/unwrap/chamber/132nd_ga/ready_for_publication/committee_docs/cmte_s_govt_1/notice/cmte_s_govt_1_2017-09-12-0330_680/current/notice.pdf

   Text of measure: http://search-prod.lis.state.oh.us/solarapi/v1/general_assembly_132/resolutions/sjr1/IN/00?format=pdf

   Notes: It had a 2nd hearing Wednesday, MARCH 8!! Mark Meckler was among proponents testifying. Then it had a 3rd hearing, before the same committee, Wednesday, March 15!! Finally, the opponents got a chance to be heard -- at its 4th hearing, Wednesday, Mar. 22!! NOW IT'S SCHEDULED FOR A 5th HEARING: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 3:30 PM, Finance Hearing Room. CONTACT ALL MEMBERS OF ITS CURRENT COMMITTEE (see link), tell them to VOTE NO on SJR 1!!!


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Oklahoma

HB1434

   Description: U.S. Constitution; providing for participation in a balanced budget compact; emergency.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-06

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Status page: http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=hb1434&Session=1700

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.okhouse.gov/Committees/CommitteeMembers.aspx?CommID=327&SubCommID=0

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.okhouse.gov/CommitteeCalendar/Default.aspx?CommID=327

   Text of measure: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2017-18%20int/HB/HB1434%20int.pdf

   Notes: This one was due for a hearing at its committee's meeting Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00 PM in ROOM 412C. Please note: although the 2017 regular session has ended, all measures in Oklahoma carry over to the second year; so we need to keep watching this measure.


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Oregon

HJM1

   Description: Urges Congress to call convention for purpose of proposing amendments to United States Constitution consistent with principles that corporations are not people and money is not speech.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HJM1

   Committee it's currently in: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Committees/HRULES/Overview

   Text of measure: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HJM1

   Notes: Oregon's legislature has adjourned its 2017 regular session, and does NOT carry measures over to the second year; so, this measure is dead.


SJM10

   Description: Applies to Congress to call amendment convention for purpose of proposing amendments that limit extension of constitutional rights to corporations, organizations and other artificial entities, and that limit role of money in political campaigns.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-02

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SJM10

   Committee it's currently in: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Committees/SRULES/Overview

   Text of measure: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SJM10/Introduced

   Notes: Oregon's legislature has adjourned its 2017 regular session, and does NOT carry measures over to the second year; so, this measure is dead.


SJM2

   Description: Applies to Congress to call amendment convention for purpose of proposing amendments to United States Constitution that address campaign finance reform.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SJM2

   Committee it's currently in: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Committees/SRULES/Overview

   Text of measure: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SJM2

   Notes: Oregon's legislature has adjourned its 2017 regular session, and does NOT carry measures over to the second year; so, this measure is dead.


SJM6

   Description: - Urging Congress to call amendment convention to propose amendment to United States Constitution to limit power and jurisdiction of federal government.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-01

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/SJM6

   Committee it's currently in: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Committees/SRULES/Overview

   Text of measure: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SJM6

   Notes: Oregon's legislature has adjourned its 2017 regular session, and does NOT carry measures over to the second year; so, this measure is dead.


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Pennsylvania

HR10

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution directing the Congress of the United States to call for an amendment convention pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States that shall be entitled the Countermand Amendment Convention and limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to grant state legislatures authority to countermand and rescind any mandate issued by any branch of the Federal Government or its agencies that encroaches on states' rights and the personal liberties of their citizens.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-02

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Countermand Amendment

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=10

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=36&CteeBody=H

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=10


HR187

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-27

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=187

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=36&CteeBody=H

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2017&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=R&billNbr=0187&pn=1108


HR357

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution calling for a Free and Fair Elections Amendment to the Constitution of the United States via a Convention of States, pursuant to Article V of the Constitution of the United States, to authorize the states to apply disclosure rules and reasonable guidelines on election campaign contributions and expenditures.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-20

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=357

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=36&CteeBody=H

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2017&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=R&billNbr=0357&pn=1012


SR133

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a Constitutional Convention limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the Federal Government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-06-04

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=133

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=41&CteeBody=S

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=133


SR134

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to proposing a regulation freedom amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

   Date introduced: 2017-06-04

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Regulation Freedom Amendment

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=134

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/cteeInfo/Index.cfm?Code=41&CteeBody=S

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2017&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=134


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Rhode Island

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South Carolina

H3233

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO CALL A CONVENTION FOR PROPOSING AMENDMENTS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION LIMITED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS THAT IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS AND FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS; TO PROVIDE CERTAIN RESERVATIONS, UNDERSTANDINGS, AND DECLARATIONS LIMITING THE APPLICATION; AND TO PROVIDE CERTAIN SELECTION CRITERIA FOR COMMISSIONERS AS WELL AS LIMITATIONS UPON THEIR AUTHORITY.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-15

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3233.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/housejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3233.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


H3473

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED RESTRICTED TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-17

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3473.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/housejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/3473_20170112.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


H3567

   Description: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTIONNext OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO SET A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TERMS THAT A PERSON MAY BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-24

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/3567.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/housejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/3567_20170124.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


H4174

   Description: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED TO PROPOSE AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES INTENDED TO AFFECT ELECTIONS AND CLARIFYING THE AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS AND THE STATES TO REGULATE THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITY BY CORPORATIONS

   Date introduced: 2017-04-25

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=4174&session=122&summary=B

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/committee.php?chamber=H#jud

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/4174.htm


S0086

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES, TO BE CALLED BY CONGRESS, RESTRICTED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IN ORDER TO IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, TO LIMIT THE POWER AND JURISDICTION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AND TO LIMIT THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR ITS OFFICIALS.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-13

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/86.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/86.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


S0545

   Description: TO APPLY FOR A CONVENTION UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IN ORDER TO PROPOSE A CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS AMENDMENT.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-14

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/545.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/545_20170314.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


S0547

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION FOR A CONVENTION OF THE STATES TO BE CALLED, RESTRICTED TO PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION TO IMPOSE FISCAL RESTRAINTS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-14

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/547.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/agendas/122s7014.pdf

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/547_20170314.htm

   Notes: A subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee was to hear the measure on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -- but heard it (again?) on Wednesday, April 26!! And although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018! Contact the committee members (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php), and say "Vote NO on S.547!!"


S0571

   Description: TO MAKE APPLICATION BY THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, UNDER ARTICLE V OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, FOR CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION OF THE STATES RESTRICTED TO PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION REGARDING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-21

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/bills/571.htm

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/senatejudiciary.php

   Text of measure: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess122_2017-2018/prever/571_20170321.htm

   Notes: Although South Carolina's 2017 Regular Session has now ended, all measures can carry over to 2018!


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South Dakota

HJR1002

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION, To apply for a convention of states under Article V of the Constitution of the United States to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government and limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-26

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?Bill=HJR1002&Session=2017

   Text of measure: http://sdlegislature.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/Bill.aspx?File=HJR1002P.htm&Session=2017

   Notes: This one received a hearing Mon., Feb. 6, before the House State Affairs committee -- who unfortunately passed it (10 to 3). On Wed., Feb. 8, it was actually voted down, 31-34! And yet, the rules (which are contrary to the way most legislatures do things) allowed a Rep. who had voted for it (and thus on the losing side), to move for a reconsideration of the vote. And this motion to reconsider PASSED, 38-26!!! (How does this make ANY sense???) So, the thing went right back on the calendar. HOWEVER, Good News! on Feb. 13 it was AGAIN voted down -- this time by an even bigger vote, 28-40!! 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

HJR0024

   Description: A RESOLUTION to call for a convention of the states to plan for an Article V convention to propose a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-11

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HJR0024

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/state-gov.html

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HJR0024.pdf

   Notes: This measure was due for a hearing on Feb. 8; but was deferred to Mar. 22, for a hearing by the State Government sub-committee!! They recommended the measure be passed if amended!! Now it is on the calendar of the State Government Committee for 4/4/2017!! CONTACT all the committee members!!! (Please note, this is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention" on July 11, 2017, to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.)


HJR0124

   Description: Constitutional Conventions - Calls for a convention of the states to plan for Article V conventions under the United States Constitution; creates a convention committee.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-09

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HJR0124

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/state-gov.html

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videocalendars/VideoCalendarOrders.aspx?CalendarID=158&GA=110

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HJR0124.pdf

   Notes: The measure had a hearing before the House State Government Subcommittee on Feb. 22, and they recommended that the main committee pass it!! Now it is in that State Government Committee, waiting for a next hearing date!! CONTACT ALL members of the latter committee, and say, VOTE NO on HJR0124!! Please note, this is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention" on July 11, 2017, to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.


SJR0009

   Description: A RESOLUTION to call for a convention of the states to plan for an Article V convention to propose a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution

   Date introduced: 2017-01-10

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-02-06

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0009

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/committees/state-gov.html

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/videocalendars/VideoCalendarOrders.aspx?CalendarID=158&GA=110

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/SJR0009.pdf

   Notes: This one PASSED the Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 31, 8-1-0!! And as amended, it passed the Senate (on 2/6, 27 to 3). Then the measure had a hearing before the House State Government Subcommittee on Feb. 22, and they recommended that the main committee pass it!! Next it was scheduled to be heard by that committee, the House State Government Committee, on Mar. 7 at 12:00 noon -- and GOOD NEWS, they voted to "Defer to Summer Study in State Government Committee"!! Keep contacting that committee's members!!! Please note, this measure is not petitioning Congress (to call a convention), rather it is petitioning other states, to come to a "planning convention", to plan rules, procedures, time and venue to propose to Congress for an Article V convention.


SJR0092

   Description: Constitutional Conventions - Makes application to Congress for the purpose of calling a constitutional convention for proposing a congressional term limit amendment.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-08

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0092

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/senate/committees/calendar.html

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/calendar/CalendarOrders.aspx?CalendarID=589

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/SJR0092.pdf

   Notes: On April 12 the committee recommended it for passage! So it was sent to the Senate Calendar Committee! And on May 1, they placed it on the Senate Regular Calendar for May 3 -- but later it was deferred to May 8; and on May 8, it was "reset on first calendar of 2018"!! Contact all Tennessee state senators -- say, "Vote NO on SJR0092!!"


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Texas

HJR104

   Description: Urging the Congress of the United States to propose for ratification an amendment to the United States Constitution which would prohibit, with one exception, the practice of abortion within the United States or in any place subject to their jurisdiction or, in the alternative, applying to Congress to call a convention, pursuant to Article V of that Constitution, for the specific and limited purpose of proposing such an amendment to that Constitution for ratification.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-08

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HJR104

   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=HJR104

   Notes: This call is conditional: it activates only if Congress does not propose the desired constitutional amendment by the end of 2018. The Texas Legislature has now ended its 2017 Regular Session, and for Texas there is no second-year session. So, this measure is dead.


HJR120

   Description: Applying to Congress for a limited national convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to restore balance and integrity to our elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-10

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HJR120

   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=HJR120

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


HJR39

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-06

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HJR39

   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=HJR39

   Notes: It was scheduled for a hearing April 13 (see link). But the Texas Legislature has now ended its 2017 Regular Session, and for Texas there is no second-year session. So, this measure is dead.


HJR44

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-14

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HJR44

   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=HJR44

   Notes: It was in the House Select State & Federal Power & Responsibility Committee, and was scheduled for a hearing April 13. On May 4th, in closed meeting, the committee voted to accept a substitution measure -- which virtually turned it into a BBA con-con call -- and reported it "favorable as substituted"!!! (You can see the changes in the text, at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/85R/analysis/html/HJ00044H.htm.) But, the Texas Legislature has now ended its 2017 Regular Session, and for Texas there is no second-year session. So, this measure is dead.


HJR80

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-21

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=HJR80

   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=HJR80

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


SB959

   Description: Relating to the adoption of the Compact for a Balanced Budget.

   Date introduced: 2018-02-17

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SB959

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=85R&CmteCode=C570

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SB959

   Notes: It had a hearing on Mon. May 8 (see link)! And for the moment, it has been left "pending in committee"; but, the Texas Legislature has ended its 2017 Regular Session, and for Texas there is no second-year session. So, this measure is dead.


SJR2

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing one or more amendments to the constitution to impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office of federal officials and members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-06

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SJR2

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SJR2

   Notes: The Senate Committee on State Affairs voted, on Feb. 21, to report "favorably" on the measure! And unfortunately it PASSED THE SENATE, as amended, on Feb. 28!! On April 10th it was referred to the House Select State & Federal Power & Responsibility Committee. On April 20, it was "considered in a formal meeting": Rep. Larry Gonzalez 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/SJ00002H.htm) Unfortunately, on May 4th the House voted to pass it as amended!! This is reportedly the 11th COS measure that has passed. We must target it for rescission in 2019!! Texas legislators need a thorough enlightenment on Article V!!!


SJR37

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to impose term limits for justices of the United States Supreme Court and to allow the states to overturn a decision of the United States Supreme Court.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SJR37

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=85R&CmteCode=C570

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SJR37

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


SJR40

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution for the limited purpose of proposing an amendment to the constitution to limit the terms of office of members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-21

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SJR40

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=85R&CmteCode=C570

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=85R&Bill=SJR40

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


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Utah

HJR003

   Description: This joint resolution of the Legislature expresses support for a convention of the states 11 to discuss potential amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-23

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HJR003.html

   Text of measure: http://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HJR003.html

   Notes: This resolution was passed out with a Favorable recommendation, unfortunately, by the House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee on Jan. 26! And on Feb. 3, it had its Third Reading, on the House floor, and unfortunately, PASSED, 45-29-1!! Then on Tuesday Feb. 14, it was passed by the Senate Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Committee!!! But GREAT NEWS!!! It has DIED on the Senate floor, on Feb. 23, by 12-16-1!! GREAT WORK, EVERYBODY!!!!


HJR012

   Description: This resolution applies to Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution in accordance with Article V of the Constitution; and limits the scope of the convention to establishing a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

   Date introduced: 2017-02-07

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/static/HJR012.html

   Committee it's currently in: http://le.utah.gov/asp/interim/Commit.asp?Year=2017&Com=SSTRUL

   Text of measure: http://le.utah.gov/~2017/bills/hbillint/HJR012.htm

   Notes: On Feb. 16, the measure was passed by its House committee!! And on Feb. 27, it passed the House!! Next it had a hearing in the THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE, on MONDAY, Mar. 6, 9:40 AM -- and, GREAT NEWS!! The committee voted it DOWN, by 2-4-2 !!! (See "most recent hearing" link for the vote!) SUPER WORK!!!


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Vermont

JRH003

   Description: Joint resolution requesting Congress to call an Article V Convention of the states limited to proposing specific U.S. Constitutional Amendments

   Date introduced: 2017-02-02

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2018/J.R.H.3

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

   Text of measure: http://legislature.vermont.gov/assets/Documents/2018/Docs/RESOLUTN/JRH003/JRH003%20As%20Introduced.pdf

   Notes: Vermont's 2017 session has now ended, but all their measures carry over to 2018!!


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Virginia

HJR3

   Description: Makes application to Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to restrain the abuse of power by the federal government.

   Date introduced: 2015-11-16

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?161+sum+HJ3

   Committee it's currently in: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?161+com+S10

   Text of measure: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?161+ful+HJ3

   Notes: This one was held over to 2017, but has gone nowhere since then. And the 2017 Regular Session has now ended. So, this one is probably good and DEAD!! :)


HJR547

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call an amendment convention of the states pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution limited to proposing amendments to the United States Constitution that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-05

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+sum+HJ547

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+com+H20

   Text of measure: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+ful+HJ547

   Notes: This one was up for a hearing, before the House Rules Committee, on Jan. 31! But GOOD NEWS -- the committee tabled this one, UNANIMOUSLY, along with two other con-con calls!!! (This does NOT rule out the POSSIBILITY of the committee voting, later on, to "remove it from the table"... however, the 2017 Regular Session has now ended! So, this one is almost certainly a GONER!!)


HJR551

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call an amendment convention pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that pertains to the subject of balancing the federal budget.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-10

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Status page: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+sum+HJ551

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+com+H20

   Text of measure: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+ful+HJ551

   Notes: This one was up for a hearing, before the House Rules Committee, on Jan. 31! But GOOD NEWS -- the committee tabled this one, UNANIMOUSLY, along with two other con-con calls!!! (This does NOT rule out the POSSIBILITY of the committee voting, later on, to "remove it from the table"... however, the 2017 Regular Session has now ended! So, this one is almost certainly a GONER!!)


HJR701

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call an amendment convention pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution to ensure free and fair elections by limiting corporate personhood for purposes of campaign finance and political speech and declaring that money does not constitute speech and may be regulated.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-11

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+sum+HJ701

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+com+H20

   Text of measure: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+ful+HJ701

   Notes: This one was up for a hearing, before the House Rules Committee, on Jan. 31! But GOOD NEWS -- the committee tabled this one, UNANIMOUSLY, along with two other con-con calls!!! (This does NOT rule out the POSSIBILITY of the committee voting, later on, to "remove it from the table"... however, the 2017 Regular Session has now ended! So, this one is almost certainly a GONER!!)


HJR90

   Description: Makes application to the United States Congress to call a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that pertains to the subject of balancing the federal budget.

   Date introduced: 2016-01-09

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Status page: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?161+sum+HJ90

   Committee it's currently in: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?161+com+S10

   Text of measure: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?161+ful+HJ90

   Notes: This con-con call aimed at a balanced-budget amendment is clearly been put on a Fast Track thru the legislature! However, it got nowhere in the 2017 Regular Session -- which is now ended. So, this measure is PROBABLY dead :))


SJR232

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call an amendment convention pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that pertains to the subject of balancing the federal budget.

   Date introduced: 2016-11-30

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+sum+SJ232

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+com+S10

   Text of measure: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+ful+SJ232

   Notes: This one was on the docket for a meeting Feb. 2; but so were a jillion other measures... On Feb. 8, it was classified "Left in Rules [Committee]", which means basically it failed the crossover deadline. So, it looks quite dead!!! :)


SJR312

   Description: Makes application to Congress to call a convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to restrain the abuse of power by the federal government.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-16

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+sum+SJ312

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+com+S10

   Text of measure: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?171+ful+SJ312

   Notes: This one was on the docket for a meeting Feb. 2; but so were a jillion other measures... On Feb. 8, it was classified "Left in Rules [Committee]", which means basically it failed the crossover deadline. So, it looks quite dead!!! :)


SJR42

   Description: Makes application to the United States Congress to call a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that pertains to the subject of balancing the federal budget.

   Date introduced: 2016-01-06

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?161+sum+SJ42

   Committee it's currently in: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?161+com+S10

   Text of measure: https://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?161+ful+SJ42

   Notes: It failed the crossover deadline. So, it looks quite dead!!! :)


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Washington

HJM4003

   Description: Asking congress to call a limited convention, authorized under Article V of the United States Constitution, for the purpose of proposing a free and fair elections amendment to that Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-13

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=4003&Year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/SEIT/Pages/default.aspx

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/House%20Joint%20Memorials/4003-Free%20and%20fair%20elections.pdf#page=1

   Notes: This measure did not make it out of the State Government committee before cutoff on Friday, February 17th, and is now considered dead for this session! However, in Washington all measures not voted down will be carried over to next session (2018)! And that's now official, for this measure: on June 21, it was reintroduced by resolution, and retained in its present status!


HJM4006

   Description: Applying for a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution relating to fiscal restraints on the federal government, the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and terms of office for federal officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-19

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=4006&Year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg.wa.gov/House/Committees/SEIT/Pages/default.aspx

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/House%20Joint%20Memorials/4006-Constitutional%20convention.pdf

   Notes: This measure did not make it out of the State Government committee before cutoff on Friday, February 17th, and is now considered dead for this session! However, in Washington all measures not voted down will be carried over to next session (2018)! And that's now official, for this measure: on June 21, it was reintroduced by resolution, and retained in its present status!


SJM8000

   Description: Asking congress to call a limited convention, authorized under Article V of the United States Constitution, for the purpose of proposing a free and fair elections amendment to that Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=8000&Year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/sgov/Pages/default.aspx

   Text of measure: http://app.leg.wa.gov/mobile/meetingschedules/upcoming?Agency=senate&Committee=sgov

   Notes: This one was heard in committee on Jan. 11 !!! But, it did not make it out of committee by the Feb. 17 cutoff, and so is PROBABLY DEAD for this session! However, in Washington all measures not voted down will be carried over to next session (2018)!! So, keep an eye out, this nasty piece of work will return!!


SJM8003

   Description: Applying for a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution relating to fiscal restraints on the federal government, the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and terms of office for federal officials and for members of Congress.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-19

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=8003&Year=2017

   Committee it's currently in: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/sgov/Pages/default.aspx

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2017-18/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Joint%20Memorials/8003-Constitutional%20convention.pdf

   Notes: This one is scheduled for a hearing on 2/15/2017, 8:00 AM, in Senate Hearing Rm 2, J.A. Cherberg Building, Olympia, WA!!! But, it did not make it out of committee by the Feb. 17 cutoff, and so is PROBABLY DEAD for this session! However, in Washington all measures not voted down will be carried over to next session (2018)!! So, keep an eye out, this nasty piece of work will return!!


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West Virginia

HCR70

   Description: Applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for proposing amendments pursuant to Article V of the United States Constitution limited to proposing amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress; and adopting certain reservations, understandings and declarations limiting the application.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-08

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2017&sessiontype=RS&input4=70&billtype=cr&houseorig=h&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/house/HouseCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=hcr70%20intr.htm&yr=2017&sesstype=RS&i=70&houseorig=h&billtype=cr

   Notes: Please note, as of April 8 the West Virginia legislature's regular session has adjourned for the year; however, this measure will almost certainly be carried over to 2018, and pick up where it left off, in this committee.


SCR3

   Description: Urging Congress call convention of states to impose fiscal restraints on federal government

   Date introduced: 2017-02-08

   Originated in: Senate

   Date it passed the Senate: 2017-03-09

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/resolution_history.cfm?year=2017&sessiontype=rs&billtype=cr&houseorig=s&btype=res&input4=3

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/house/HouseCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/senate/Senate_com_agendas.cfm?Chart=jud&input=March%207,%202017

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/bill_status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SCR3%20intr.htm&yr=2017&sesstype=rs&i=3&houseorig=s&billtype=cr

   Notes: It was up for a hearing on March 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m.! And the committee voted it "be adopted" -- which the Senate did, on March 9, by voice vote!! Now we must STOP IT IN THE HOUSE!! On Mr. 10, it went to the House Judiciary Committee (see link)!!! CONTACT ALL the committee's members!!! Please note, as of April 8 the West Virginia legislature's regular session has adjourned for the year; however, this measure will almost certainly be carried over to 2018, and pick up where it left off, in this committee.


SCR30

   Description: Urging the United States Congress to call a convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America that will restore free and fair elections in the United States.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-09

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2017&sessiontype=RS&input4=30&billtype=CR&houseorig=S&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/committees/senate/SenateCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=scr30%20intr.htm&yr=2017&sesstype=RS&i=30&houseorig=S&billtype=CR


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Wisconsin

AJR21

   Description: Relating to: application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-20

   Originated in: Assembly

   Date it passed the Assembly: 2017-06-14

   Status page: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/ajr21

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1388051

   Text of measure: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/ajr21

   Notes: The measure calling for a con-con to consider balanced-budget amendments passed the Wisconsin Assembly on June 14 (54-41-2)! It went to the Senate Committee on Senate Organization--which placed it on the Senate calendar for a (possible) vote on Tues., Nov. 7th!! And unfortunately, this one passed. Let's target Wisconsin for a rescission!!


AJR35

   Description: Wisconsin legislative resolution to restore free and fair elections in the United States and to apply to Congress for a limited national convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would restore balance and integrity to our elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-04-24

   Originated in: Assembly

   Model Resolution: Restore Free and Fair Elections (Wolf PAC)

   Status page: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/reg/asm/joint_resolution/ajr35

   Committee it's currently in: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/committees/assembly/1663

   Text of measure: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/ajr35


SJR18

   Description: Relating to: application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-16

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/sjr18

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1377856

   Text of measure: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/sjr18.pdf

   Notes: The measure was heard Tuesday Mar. 28 -- and it was considered, in Executive Session, on Thursday, Mar. 30. Unfortunately, the committee recommended it be passed!! Contact all the senators: "Vote NO on SJR18!!!" (http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/legislators/senate)


SJR24

   Description: Relating to: Wisconsin legislative resolution to restore free and fair elections in the United States and to apply to Congress for a limited national convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would restore balance and integrity to our elections.

   Date introduced: 2017-03-29

   Originated in: Senate

   Status page: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/proposals/reg/sen/joint_resolution/sjr24

   Committee it's currently in: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/committees/senate/1751

   Text of measure: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2017/related/proposals/sjr24


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Wyoming

HJ0001

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION requesting Congress to call a convention for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution as specified.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-07

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Status page: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Digest/HJ0001.pdf

   Text of measure: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Introduced/HJ0001.pdf

   Notes: The House Judiciary Committee passed this measure, on Jan. 25 -- but, GOOD NEWS!!! It FAILED in the Committee of the Whole (House floor), on Jan. 30, 18-42-0!!!


HJ0002

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION petitioning Congress to call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced federal budget.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-20

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Status page: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Digest/HJ0002.pdf

   Text of measure: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Introduced/HJ0002.pdf

   Notes: This measure passed the House Judiciary Committee (on 1/16) and on 1/19, it passed the House, by 35-23-2-0-0! And on 2/14 it passed committee in the Senate!! Finally, it came up for a floor vote MONDAY, Feb. 27th -- and passed the Senate, by 20-10-0!! We must target this one for rescission in 2019!!


HJ0003

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION requesting Congress to call a convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that every law enacted by Congress shall embrace only one subject, which shall be clearly expressed in its title.

   Date introduced: 2016-12-30

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Status page: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Digest/HJ0003.pdf

   Text of measure: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Introduced/HJ0003.pdf

   Notes: This measure has already passed the House Judiciary Committee (on 1/17) and on 1/19, it passed the House, by 33-24-3-0-0! And on 2/14 it passed committee in the Senate!! On the Senate floor, however, it hit a roadblock: on Feb. 27, the Committee of the Whole "Did Not Consider" the measure. In any case, the legislature adjourned for the year on March 3; and next year's session is just a Budget Session, in which the legislature can consider only "Budget bills; other bills only by approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of either house" (http://www.ncsl.org/research/about-state-legislatures/legislative-sessions-with-limited-scope.aspx). So, this measure is PROBABLY dead :))


SJ0005

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION making an application to the United States Congress to call an Article V convention of the several states for the purpose of proposing the state legislatures' pre-approved single issue countermand amendment to the United States Constitution.

   Date introduced: 2017-01-12

   Originated in: Senate

   Model Resolution: Countermand Amendment

   Status page: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Digest/SJ0005.pdf

   Text of measure: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2017/Introduced/SJ0005.pdf

   Notes: This measure has already passed the Senate Revenue Committee (on 1/19) and on Jan. 20, passed the "Committee Of The Whole". BUT GOOD NEWS!!! IT FAILED on Third Reading, by 13-17-0-0-0!!


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