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

Measures whose posts we created or updated in the last 3 weeks:

 

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Measures That Require Urgent Attention:

Alaska-SB102 On March 25, 2021, the Senate State Affairs committee heard the measure, and held it. Then on April 8, they voted barely in favor, and "moved it out" to the next committee -- which is the Senate Finance committee.
Arizona-HCR2015 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin. This measure had a committee hearing on Feb. 17 -- and narrowly passed (7-6). The House Rules committee passed it on 2/22. SO, WE MUST NOW contact ALL the House representatives!! And tell the REPUBLICANS that the whole notion of a "limited convention" is just a SCAM, created -- and increasingly ACKNOWLEDGED as false -- by the "right-wing" Con-con groups!!
Arizona-SCR1025 This measure had a committee hearing on Feb. 15 -- and narrowly passed (4-3-1). It is now in the Senate Rules committee, and will have a hearing there on 2/22. Nevertheless, WE MUST NOW contact ALL the Senators!! Tell the REPUBLICANS that the whole notion of a "limited convention" is just a SCAM, created -- and increasingly ACKNOWLEDGED as false -- by the "right-wing" Con-con groups!!
Georgia-SR28 This measure has already passed its house of origin. The measure had a committee hearing on Feb. 17 -- and it passed! Then, IT PASSED THE SENATE, on 2/22! WE MUST NOW contact all the House Representatives!! Tell the Republicans, especially, that the whole notion of a "limited convention" is a SCAM, created -- and increasingly ACKNOWLEDGED as false -- by the "right-wing" Con-con groups!! Tell them to ASK Sen. Cowsert WHY his SR 29 -- a BBA-A5C application -- says it can be aggregated with six decades-old A5C applications that are explicitly limited to no topic whatever!!! Though the 2021 Regular Session has adjourned, all Georgia measures carry over to 2022.
Georgia-SR29 This measure has already passed its house of origin. The measure had a committee hearing on Feb. 17 -- and it passed! Then, IT PASSED THE SENATE, on 2/22! WE MUST NOW contact all the House Representatives!! Tell the Republicans, especially, that the whole notion of a "limited convention" is a SCAM, created -- and increasingly ACKNOWLEDGED as false -- by the "right-wing" Con-con groups!! Tell them to ASK Sen. Cowsert WHY his SR 29 -- a BBA-A5C application -- says it can be aggregated with six decades-old A5C applications that are explicitly limited to no topic whatever!!! Though the 2021 Regular Session has adjourned, all Georgia measures carry over to 2022.
Iowa-HJR3 On 2/15/21, it was referred to a different subcommittee: Lundgren, Bohannan and Bossman. On Feb. 17, its subcommittee heard the measure. Let's contact the committee members and tell them an A5C would be far too risky for the miniscule benefits it could yield!!
Iowa-HJR9 On Feb. 17, its subcommittee heard the measure. Let's contact the committee members and tell them an A5C would be far too risky for the miniscule benefits it could yield!! (The resolution is basically of the Convention of States pattern -- "provided,however,that the delegates from Iowa to said convention areexpressly limited to consideration and support of amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, and amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and no amendments on any other topic." Also, it states "the intention of the General Assembly that this application shall be aggregated with the prior and subsequent applications of other states limited to the purposes identified in this application.")
Iowa-SJR11 On 2/25/21 was referred to Subcommittee: Guth, Bisignano, and Dawson. On 3/2, the subcommittee held a hearing on it -- and recommended passage! Contact all Iowa state senators -- particularly in the Senate State Government committee: tell them why an A5C is a BAD IDEA -- IN THE CURRENT political environment!!
Iowa-SJR12 On 2/25 was referred to Subcommittee: Guth, Celsi, and Dawson. On 3/2, the subcommittee held a hearing on it -- and recommended passage! Contact all Iowa state senators -- particularly in the Senate State Government committee: tell them why an A5C is a BAD IDEA -- IN THE CURRENT political environment!!
Kansas-SCR1611 This Convention of States (COS) measure had a very strange run, from the Senate Federal & State Affairs Committee, thru the Senate (May 4th & 5th), then BACK to the committee! This was all because Kansas's constitution requires a 2/3 (two-thirds) majority, in order to pass a measure applying for an Article V convention: COS was trying to get the Senate to pass it anyway, by claiming this part of the Kansas constitution violates the U.S. Constitution! (Even the Kansas Atty. Gen'l. supported this nonsense; but David Super and other eminent law professors called it what it was!!) Since it appeared that the Senate President might let this travesty succeed, it was left to Sen. Olson to move to send the measure back to the committee; and thankfully, his motion passed! THIS MEASURE IS STILL LIVE, AND CARRIES OVER to 2022!
Louisiana-HCR51 This measure has already passed its house of origin, and is through with committees in its current house, and a floor vote is imminent. HCR 51 was heard by its Senate committee (on Senate and Governmental Affairs) on Wed., June 2, 2021; and that committee "reported favorably" on the measure! So -- NOW, it's down to the Senate, to pass this measure or defeat it!! Let's contact ALL Lousiana state Senators, and WARN THEM that they should NOT play Russian Roulette with the Constitution!!
Montana-HJ13 The measure had a committee-hearing Feb. 24 -- and the committee ended up tabling it! In Montana, "In addition to setting aside bills that are later taken up, this motion ['tabling' the bill] is traditionally the motion used [by a committee] to dispose of a bill without requiring consideration by the Committee of the Whole." So, this seems likely to have killed the resolution; anyway. it must get out of the committee by 2/26, or it will miss the Crossover Deadline (for the House to transmit it to the Senate)!!
Nebraska-LB195 The measure had a first hearing, by its committee (Government, Military and Veterans Affairs), on Feb. 10, 2021! Tell the committee to vote NO!!
Nebraska-LR14 This measure is through with committees, and a floor vote is imminent. The measure had a first hearing, by its committee (Government, Military and Veterans Affairs), on Feb. 10, 2021. And Sen. Halloran made it his "priority" bill. But since it didn't get passed out of committee, he had to make a "pull" motion, on the Senate floor, and hope it would pass, in order to see his measure get to the Senate floor for a vote. He tried this on April 23 (2021). But this "pull" motion needed a "Constitutional Majority" of 25 votes (majority of the senators elected) to succeed; and he got only 23 votes! And, according to the Senate Rules, not even a motion for "reconsideration" could save this measure: Rule 3, Sec. 20 (d), puts it this way: "Any time any member attempts to take a bill from committee [via 'pull' motion] to be placed on General File, the bill shall stand indefinitely postponed and shall not be subject to reconsideration if the motion fails to receive a majority vote of the members elected to the Legislature." AH, but the nefarious, duplicitous COS team was not finished with LR14: Sen. Flood moved to SUSPEND the rule -- thus, making LR14 NO LONGER "indefinitely postponed". He needed 30 votes to accomplish this feat. And, almost unbelievably, the COS team managed to scrape 30 votes together -- passing Sen. Flood's motion, on May 25 (Y: 30 N: 14 NV: 2 Abs: 3)!! Then, since Sen. Halloran had recently made a "deal" to vote for it (finally) if it came back to its committee, it passed committee, after years of being stuck there!! So, the measure is now in the Senate "General File"; however, on May 27 the legislature adjourned its 2021 Regular Session. The measure will carry over, though, to 2022!! LET'S TELL THE SENATORS they should stop making shady deals to pass wicked measures -- and, VOTE NO on LR 14!!!!
New Hampshire-HCR1 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. The measure had a committee hearing on Fri., Jan. 29. The Executive session, where they voted on it, was Feb. 12; they issued their report on Feb. 16 -- and GOOD NEWS!! The committee voted OVERWHELMINGLY (19-2) that the measure is "Inexpedient to Legislate"!! The measure will now go to the full House floor; but our chances are now GOOD!! Let's back up this committee vote, by telling the representatives that the measure REALLY IS, SUPER-inexpedient to legislate!! Update: 2021-02-25 - "Special Order to Regular Calendar of next Session day Without Objection"!!
New Hampshire-HCR4 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. The measure had a committee hearing on Fri., Jan. 29. The Executive session, where they voted on it, was Feb. 12; they issued their report on Feb. 16 -- and GOOD NEWS!! The committee voted UNANIMOUSLY (21-0) that the measure is "Inexpedient to Legislate"!! The measure will now go to the full House floor; but our chances are now GOOD!! Let's back up this committee vote, by telling the representatives that the measure REALLY IS, SUPER-inexpedient to legislate!!
North Carolina-H172 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This measure had a committee-hearing on Tues., Mar. 9, 2021 -- and the committee "reported favorably" (whereupon it was re-referred to the Committee On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House -- which reported likewise)!! And on Mar. 17, it passed the full House!! Now it's in the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate -- where we need to put the brakes on it, by warning ALL N.C. state senators of the extreme danger, in the current environment, of calling an A5C!!!
North Carolina-H233 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This measure had a hearing, before its House committee, on April 21; and the committee recommended to pass it! But finally, on May 5th, the whole House passed it!! It's now in the Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate. Notify all North Carolina state Senators, that an Article V convention promises NO benefits, but MASSIVE risks, for our republic!!!
South Carolina-H3205 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This measure was to have a committee-hearing on Mar. 18, 2021! And on April 21, the committee voted in favor -- as the whole House did on May 11! Now it's in the Senate Judiciary Committee! Let's write the WHOLE S.C. Senate, to get ahead of things -- and tell them to vote NO on H. 3205 (Convention of States)!!
South Carolina-S0033 Had a hearing, on April 14 (3 pm), before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee: the full Judiciary committee is next!
South Carolina-S0133 Had a hearing, on April 14 (3 pm), before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee: the full Judiciary committee is next!
South Carolina-S0141 Had a hearing, on April 14 (3 pm), before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee: the full Judiciary committee is next!
South Carolina-S0363 Had a hearing, on April 14 (3 pm), before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee: the full Judiciary committee is next!
Tennessee-HJR0008 This measure has already passed its house of origin. This one had a subcommittee hearing March 3, 2021 -- and then a hearing by its main committee March 9 -- who recommended it for passage!! Then, on April 8th, the House passed it!! SO: Let's TELL the WHOLE Tennessee Senate, that an Article V convention is a BAD idea (and so are term limits, for that matter)!!
Wisconsin-AJR9 This measure has already passed its house of origin. AJR 9 had a hearing in the Assembly Constitution and Ethics Committee, March 3, 2021; and on Mar. 10, they recommended its passage (as amended). And on May 11, it passed the Assembly (58-36)! Now it's in the Senate Committee on Senate Organization. Let's contact all Wisconsin state Senators, RIGHT AWAY, and tell them that a Convention of States is WAY TOO RISKY in the current political environment!!
Wisconsin-SJR8 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. This measure had a committee hearing 3/24/21 -- and on April 9, they passed it, 3-2! Let all the Wisconsin State senators hear your opposition to a (Constitution-risking!) Article V convention!!
Wisconsin-SJR12 This measure is through with committees in its house of origin, and a floor vote is imminent. This measure had a committee hearing 3/24/21 -- and on April 9, they passed it, 3-2! Let all the Wisconsin State senators hear your opposition to a (Constitution-risking!) Article V convention!!
 

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Alaska

SB102

   General aim: Enrollment of this state in a Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Description: An Act relating to the Compact for a Balanced Budget.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-10

   Status page: https://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Detail/32?Root=SB102

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.akleg.gov/basis/Committee/Details/32?code=SFIN

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.akleg.gov/basis/Meeting/Detail/?Meeting=SSTA%202021-03-25%2015:30:00&Bill=SB%20102

   Text of measure: https://www.akleg.gov/basis/Bill/Text/32?Hsid=SB0102A

   Notes: On March 25, 2021, the Senate State Affairs committee heard the measure, and held it. Then on April 8, they voted barely in favor, and "moved it out" to the next committee -- which is the Senate Finance committee.


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Arizona

HCR2015

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Applies to the Congress of the United States to call a convention limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to set a limit on the number of terms a person may be elected as a Member of the United States House of Representatives and as a Member of the United States Senate

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-14

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

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/74816

   Latest scheduled hearing link: House Rules - Monday, February 22, 2021

   Text of measure: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/55leg/1R/bills/HCR2015P.htm

   Notes: This measure had a committee hearing on Feb. 17 -- and narrowly passed (7-6). The House Rules committee passed it on 2/22. SO, WE MUST NOW contact ALL the House representatives!! And tell the REPUBLICANS that the whole notion of a "limited convention" is just a SCAM, created -- and increasingly ACKNOWLEDGED as false -- by the "right-wing" Con-con groups!!


SCR1025

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   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 set term limits for United States representatives and United States senators

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-28

   Status page: https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/BillOverview/75463

   Committee it's currently in: Go to https://apps.azleg.gov/BillStatus/CommitteeOverView?SessionID=123, select "Senate", and then choose "Government" from the dropdown list.

   Latest scheduled hearing link: Senate Rules - Monday, February 22, 2021

   Text of measure: https://www.azleg.gov/legtext/55leg/1R/bills/SCR1025P.htm

   Notes: This measure had a committee hearing on Feb. 15 -- and narrowly passed (4-3-1). It is now in the Senate Rules committee, and will have a hearing there on 2/22. Nevertheless, WE MUST NOW contact ALL the Senators!! Tell the REPUBLICANS that the whole notion of a "limited convention" is just a SCAM, created -- and increasingly ACKNOWLEDGED as false -- by the "right-wing" Con-con groups!!


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Arkansas

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California

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Colorado

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Connecticut

HJ00040

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: To petition Congress to call a constitutional convention

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-26

   Status page: https://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/cgabillstatus/cgabillstatus.asp?selBillType=Bill&bill_num=HJ00040&which_year=2021

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

   Text of measure: https://www.cga.ct.gov/2021/TOB/H/PDF/2021HJ-00040-R00-HB.PDF

   Notes: Bare call for a non-specific A5C.


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Delaware

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Florida

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Georgia

HR39

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-27

   Status page: https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/59004

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.ga.gov/committees/house/109?session=1029

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.ga.gov/api/legislation/document/20212022/195998


SR28

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   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

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-27

   Date it passed the Senate: 2021-02-22

   Status page: https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/59036

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.ga.gov/committees/house/109

   Latest scheduled hearing link: Feb 17 @ 8:00 am in 450 CAP: https://www.senate.ga.gov/committees/Documents/GovO2-17-21.pdf

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.ga.gov/api/legislation/document/20212022/196038

   Notes: The measure had a committee hearing on Feb. 17 -- and it passed! Then, IT PASSED THE SENATE, on 2/22! WE MUST NOW contact all the House Representatives!! Tell the Republicans, especially, that the whole notion of a "limited convention" is a SCAM, created -- and increasingly ACKNOWLEDGED as false -- by the "right-wing" Con-con groups!! Tell them to ASK Sen. Cowsert WHY his SR 29 -- a BBA-A5C application -- says it can be aggregated with six decades-old A5C applications that are explicitly limited to no topic whatever!!! Though the 2021 Regular Session has adjourned, all Georgia measures carry over to 2022.


SR29

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Description: Calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, requiring a balanced budget subject to exceptions necessary to respond to emergencies and provide for the national defense

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-27

   Date it passed the Senate: 2021-02-22

   Status page: https://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/59040

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.ga.gov/committees/house/109

   Latest scheduled hearing link: Feb 17 @ 8:00 am in 450 CAP: https://www.senate.ga.gov/committees/Documents/GovO2-17-21.pdf

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.ga.gov/api/legislation/document/20212022/196066

   Notes: The measure had a committee hearing on Feb. 17 -- and it passed! Then, IT PASSED THE SENATE, on 2/22! WE MUST NOW contact all the House Representatives!! Tell the Republicans, especially, that the whole notion of a "limited convention" is a SCAM, created -- and increasingly ACKNOWLEDGED as false -- by the "right-wing" Con-con groups!! Tell them to ASK Sen. Cowsert WHY his SR 29 -- a BBA-A5C application -- says it can be aggregated with six decades-old A5C applications that are explicitly limited to no topic whatever!!! Though the 2021 Regular Session has adjourned, all Georgia measures carry over to 2022.


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Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

HJR0019

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-18

   Status page: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=19&GAID=16&DocTypeID=HJR&SessionID=110&GA=102

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.ilga.gov/house/committees/members.asp?committeeID=2666

   Text of measure: https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=110&GA=102&DocTypeId=HJR&DocNum=19&GAID=16&LegID=&SpecSess=&Session=


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Indiana

SJR0002

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Directs Congress to call a constitutional convention under Article 5 of the Constitution of the United States for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to fix the membership of the United States Supreme Court at nine justices.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-04

   Status page: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/resolutions/senate/joint/2

   Committee it's currently in: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/committees/rules_and_legislative_procedure_4700

   Text of measure: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/resolutions/senate/joint/2#document-ca290403


SJR0010

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Applies to Congress for a convention under Article V of the United States Constitution to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to provide limits to the number of terms that an individual may serve in the United States House of Representatives and in the United States Senate.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-04

   Status page: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/resolutions/senate/joint/10

   Committee it's currently in: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/committees/rules_and_legislative_procedure_4700

   Text of measure: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2021/resolutions/senate/joint/10#document-488d00ea


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Iowa

HJR3

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Applying for an Article V convention to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes specified limitations on the members of Congress, and requesting Congress to similarly propose such an amendment

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-22

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=HJR3

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=89&groupID=681

   Latest scheduled hearing link: Subcommittee Hearing: Feb 17 @ 8:00 am: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/meetings/subCommMeeting?meetingID=33039

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=HJR3

   Notes: On 2/15/21, it was referred to a different subcommittee: Lundgren, Bohannan and Bossman. On Feb. 17, its subcommittee heard the measure. Let's contact the committee members and tell them an A5C would be far too risky for the miniscule benefits it could yield!!


HJR9

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-08

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=HJR9

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=89&groupID=681

   Latest scheduled hearing link: Subcommittee Hearing: Feb 17 @ 8:30 am: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/meetings/subCommMeeting?meetingID=33117

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=HJR9

   Notes: On Feb. 17, its subcommittee heard the measure. Let's contact the committee members and tell them an A5C would be far too risky for the miniscule benefits it could yield!! (The resolution is basically of the Convention of States pattern -- "provided,however,that the delegates from Iowa to said convention areexpressly limited to consideration and support of amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, and amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and no amendments on any other topic." Also, it states "the intention of the General Assembly that this application shall be aggregated with the prior and subsequent applications of other states limited to the purposes identified in this application.")


SJR4

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Applies to the Congress of the United States to call a convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to limit 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.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-21

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=SJR4

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=89&groupID=697

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=SJR4

   Notes: On 1/25, was referred to Subcommittee: Whiting, Boulton, and J. Taylor.


SJR8

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   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

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-01

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=SJR8

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=89&groupID=697

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=SJR8

   Notes: Referred to Judiciary subcommittee: Zaun, Boulton, and Whiting. The resolution is basically of the Convention of States pattern -- "provided,however,that the delegates from Iowa to said convention areexpressly limited to consideration and support of amendments that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, and amendments that limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and no amendments on any other topic." Also, it states "the intention of the General Assembly that this application shall be aggregated with the prior and subsequent applications of other states limited to the purposes identified in this application."


SJR11

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: A joint resolution requesting the call of a convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States limiting the number of terms of office that may be served by federal legislators

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-18

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=SJR11

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=89&groupID=702

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/meetings/subCommMeeting?meetingID=33464

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/89/SJR11.pdf

   Notes: On 2/25/21 was referred to Subcommittee: Guth, Bisignano, and Dawson. On 3/2, the subcommittee held a hearing on it -- and recommended passage! Contact all Iowa state senators -- particularly in the Senate State Government committee: tell them why an A5C is a BAD IDEA -- IN THE CURRENT political environment!!


SJR12

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   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, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and impose limits on the number of terms that a person may serve in Congress, and requesting Congress to similarly propose such amendments

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-18

   Status page: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=89&ba=SJR12

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/committee?ga=89&groupID=702

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/committees/meetings/subCommMeeting?meetingID=33488

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/publications/LGI/89/SJR12.pdf

   Notes: On 2/25 was referred to Subcommittee: Guth, Celsi, and Dawson. On 3/2, the subcommittee held a hearing on it -- and recommended passage! Contact all Iowa state senators -- particularly in the Senate State Government committee: tell them why an A5C is a BAD IDEA -- IN THE CURRENT political environment!!


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Kansas

HCR5009

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

   Description: Making application to the Congress of the United States to call a convention of the states on election integrity.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-08

   Status page: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/hcr5009/

   Committee it's currently in: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/committees/ctte_h_electns_1/

   Text of measure: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/documents/hcr5009_00_0000.pdf


SCR1611

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Applies 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

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-12

   Status page: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/scr1611/

   Committee it's currently in: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/committees/ctte_s_fed_st_1/

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/committees/ctte_s_fed_st_1/documents/agenda/weekly/20210328.pdf

   Text of measure: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/documents/scr1611_00_0000.pdf

   Notes: This Convention of States (COS) measure had a very strange run, from the Senate Federal & State Affairs Committee, thru the Senate (May 4th & 5th), then BACK to the committee! This was all because Kansas's constitution requires a 2/3 (two-thirds) majority, in order to pass a measure applying for an Article V convention: COS was trying to get the Senate to pass it anyway, by claiming this part of the Kansas constitution violates the U.S. Constitution! (Even the Kansas Atty. Gen'l. supported this nonsense; but David Super and other eminent law professors called it what it was!!) Since it appeared that the Senate President might let this travesty succeed, it was left to Sen. Olson to move to send the measure back to the committee; and thankfully, his motion passed! THIS MEASURE IS STILL LIVE, AND CARRIES OVER to 2022!


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Kentucky

HJR27

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION applying for an Article V convention to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to set a limit on the number of terms of office for members of Congress.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-08

   Status page: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/21RS/hjr27.html

   Committee it's currently in: https://legislature.ky.gov/Committees/Pages/Committee-Details.aspx?CommitteeRSN=192&CommitteeType=House%20Standing%20Committee

   Text of measure: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/21RS/hjr27/orig_bill.pdf


SJR56

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: A JOINT RESOLUTION applying for an Article V convention to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for federal government officials and for members of Congress.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-02

   Status page: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/record/21RS/sjr56.html

   Committee it's currently in: https://legislature.ky.gov/Committees/Pages/Committee-Details.aspx?CommitteeRSN=194&CommitteeType=Senate%20Standing%20Committee

   Text of measure: https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/recorddocuments/bill/21RS/sjr56/orig_bill.pdf


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Louisiana

HCR51

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Calls for a convention to amend the United States Constitution to establish a limitation on terms for members of congress

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-04-28

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2021-05-24

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

   Status page: https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=21RS&b=HCR51&sbi=y

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://legis.la.gov/legis/Agenda.aspx?m=21438

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1223924

   Notes: HCR 51 was heard by its Senate committee (on Senate and Governmental Affairs) on Wed., June 2, 2021; and that committee "reported favorably" on the measure! So -- NOW, it's down to the Senate, to pass this measure or defeat it!! Let's contact ALL Lousiana state Senators, and WARN THEM that they should NOT play Russian Roulette with the Constitution!!


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Maine

HP0437

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Joint resolution making application to the Congress of the United States calling an Article V Constitutional Convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to impose Congressional term limits

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-22

   Status page: https://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280078993

   Text of measure: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=HP437&PID=1456&snum=130


HP0438

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Joint resolution making application to the Congress of the United States calling an Article V Constitutional Convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to impose Congressional term limits

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-22

   Status page: http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?ID=280078996

   Text of measure: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?paper=HP0438&snum=130

   Notes: On April 30, the Joint Committee on State & Local Gov't. issued an overwhelming Majority Report that this measure "Ought Not to Pass" (ONTP); only one Representative, Randall Greenwood, voted for passage). This report made it to the House Calendar on May 19; and at that time, the House ACCEPTED the committee's (negative) report on the measure!! However, in Maine, the measure must still travel to the other house, "for concurrence". But on June 2, the Senate accepted the House's Majority Report; which means the measure's DEAD!!! (YAY!!)


HP0467

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Call a convention for the specific and exclusive purpose of 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 federal government officials and members of Congress

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-28

   Status page: http://legislature.maine.gov/LawMakerWeb/summary.asp?paper=HP0467&SessionID=14

   Text of measure: http://legislature.maine.gov/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0467&item=1&snum=130

   Notes: On April 30, the Joint Committee on State & Local Gov't. issued an overwhelming Majority Report that this measure "Ought Not to Pass" (ONTP); only one Representative, Randall Greenwood, voted for passage). This report made it to the House Calendar on May 19; and at that time, the House ACCEPTED the committee's (negative) report on the measure!! However, in Maine, the measure must still travel to the other house, "for concurrence". But on June 2, the Senate accepted the House's Majority Report; which means the measure's DEAD!!! (YAY!!)


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Maryland

HJ6

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   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.

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Date introduced: 2021-02-08

   Status page: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/HJ0006?ys=2021RS

   Committee it's currently in: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Committees/Details?cmte=hru&ys=2021RS&activeTab=divMain

   Text of measure: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2021RS/bills/hj/hj0006f.pdf

   Notes: GOOD NEWS!! Maryland has adjourned its Regular Session for 2021 -- and NO measures carry over to 2022! YAY!!


SJ7

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

   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 or amendments to the U.S. Constitution that affirm every individual citizen's right to vote, reserve constitutional rights to natural persons, or authorize regulation of contributions and expenditures intended to influence elections.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-29

   Status page: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Legislation/Details/SJ0007?ys=2021RS

   Committee it's currently in: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/mgawebsite/Committees/Details?cmte=ehe&ys=2021RS&activeTab=divMain

   Text of measure: https://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2021RS/bills/sj/sj0007F.pdf

   Notes: GOOD NEWS!! Maryland has adjourned its Regular Session for 2021 -- and NO measures carry over to 2022! YAY!!


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Massachusetts

H3658

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

   Description: Calls on Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution that would affirm that (a) the rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons, i.e. human individuals, only and (b) Congress and the states shall place limits on political contributions and expenditures to ensure that all citizens have access to the political process, and the spending of money to influence elections is not protected free speech under the First Amendment; and Be it further Resolved, 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, as prescribed previously herein, to the Constitution of the United States of America addressing, inter alia, concerns raised by Citizens United v. FEC, McCutcheon v. FEC and related decisions, as soon as two-thirds of the several States have applied for a Convention

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-03-29

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H3658

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J31/192

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H3658/House/Resolution/Text


H3660

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Applies 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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-03-29

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H3660

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J31/192

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/H3660/House/Resolution/Text


S2402

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

   Description: Calls on Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution that would affirm that (a) the rights protected by the Constitution of the United States are the rights of natural persons, i.e. human individuals, only and (b) Congress and the states shall place limits on political contributions and expenditures to ensure that all citizens have access to the political process, and the spending of money to influence elections is not protected free speech under the First Amendment; and Be it further Resolved, 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, as prescribed previously herein, to the Constitution of the United States of America addressing, inter alia, concerns raised by Citizens United v. FEC, McCutcheon v. FEC and related decisions, as soon as two-thirds of the several States have applied for a Convention

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-29

   Status page: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S2402

   Committee it's currently in: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J31/192

   Text of measure: https://malegislature.gov/Bills/192/S2402/Senate/Resolution/Text


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Michigan

HJRE

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: A joint resolution applying to the Congress of the United States to call a convention to propose amendments 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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-04-27

   Status page: https://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(oalppwgajkuhbxzywbxsipxk))/mileg.aspx?page=shortlinkdisplay&docname=2021-HJR-E

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.house.mi.gov/MHRPublic/CommitteeInfo.aspx?comcode=ELEC

   Text of measure: https://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2021-2022/jointresolutionintroduced/House/htm/2021-HIJR-E.htm


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Minnesota

HF429

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-28

   Status page: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&f=HF0429&ssn=0&y=2021

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92024

   Text of measure: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF429&type=resolution&version=0&session=ls92&session_year=2021&session_number=0


HF915

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: A joint resolution to call a constitutional convention to propose a constitutional amendment to provide that members of Congress be subject to term limits

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-10

   Status page: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&f=HF0915&ssn=0&y=2021

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

   Text of measure: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF915&version=0&session=ls92&session_year=2021&session_number=0&type=resolution


HF2140

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: A resolution memorializing Congress to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to impose fiscal constraints 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.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-03-11

   Status page: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&f=HF2140&ssn=0&y=2021

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

   Text of measure: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009


HF2548

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Term limits; a joint resolution applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose a constitutional amendment to provide members of Congress be subject to term limits.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-04-20

   Status page: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=House&f=HF2548&ssn=0&y=2021

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/committees/home/92009

   Text of measure: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=HF2548&type=resolution&version=0&session=ls92&session_year=2021&session_number=0


SF390

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

   Description: Resolution applying to Congress for a limited convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to restore balance and integrity to elections

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-28

   Status page: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=Senate&f=SF0390&ssn=0&y=2021

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.senate.mn/committees/committee_bio.html?cmte_id=3101&ls=92

   Text of measure: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF390&version=latest&session=ls92&session_year=2021&session_number=0


SF928

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Resolution applying to Congress to call a constitutional convention to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that members of the Congress be subject to term limts

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-11

   Status page: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=Senate&f=SF0928&ssn=0&y=2021

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.senate.mn/committees/committee_bio.html?cmte_id=3101&ls=92

   Text of measure: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF928&version=latest&session=ls92&session_year=2021&session_number=0


SF2464

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: A resolution memorializing Congress to call a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution to impose fiscal constraints 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

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-04-26

   Status page: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?b=Senate&f=SF2464&ssn=0&y=2021

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.senate.mn/committees/committee_bio.html?cmte_id=3101&ls=92

   Text of measure: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?number=SF2464&version=latest&session=ls92&session_year=2021&session_number=0


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Mississippi

HB1326

   General aim: Enrollment of this state in a Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Description: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3-7-1, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, RELATING TO THE COMPACT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET TO REVISE THE MEMBERSHIP OF DELEGATES TO THE CONVENTION TO DECIDE ISSUES ON BEHALF OF THIS MEMBER STATE AND TO EXTEND THE SUNSET PROVISION OF THE COMPACT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-18

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/history/HB/HB1326.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2021/html/HB/1300-1399/HB1326IN.htm

   Notes: This measure was only to extend Mississippi's existing membership in the "Compact for America", a.k.a. Compact for a BBA. In early Feb. (2021) it zipped thru the House. Then on Mar. 10, it passed the Senate. (This goes to show the real purpose of "sunset dates" (expiration dates), on these measures: it's to assure legislators it's OK to vote for it, by making them feel that they're not getting locked into the arrangement. But then, come time to vote on whether to extend the "sunset" date, few legislators have the determination to oppose the extension; commonly, the legislature votes to relieve the law of ANY sunset date!)


HC12

   General aim: Specification for the selection and/or the conduct of delegates to an Article V convention

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution To Provide For The Selection And Authority Of Commissioners To Attend An Article V Convention Called For Proposing Amendments To The United States Constitution

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-18

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/history/HC/HC0012.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/House_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2021/html/HC/HC0012IN.htm

   Notes: GOOD NEWS -- when the 2021 session ended (April 1), this measure "Died on the Calendar"!!!


HC24

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution Applying To The United States Congress To Call A Convention Of The States Under The Provisions Of Article V Of The Constitution Of The United States For The Purpose Of Proposing Amendments Limited To Requiring That The Supreme Court Of The United States Be Composed Of Nine Justices

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-18

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/history/HC/HC0024.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/House_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2021/html/HC/HC0024IN.htm

   Notes: GOOD NEWS -- when the 2021 session ended (April 1), this measure DIED IN COMMITTEE!!!


HC58

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Description: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION APPLYING FOR A UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ARTICLE V AMENDMENTS CONVENTION SPECIFICALLY RELATING TO A FEDERAL BALANCED BUDGET REQUIREMENT

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-03-25

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/history/HC/HC0058.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/House_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2021/html/HC/HC0058IN.htm

   Notes: This measure is to supersede Mississippi's dubious current BBA application -- which even BBA proponents doubt is constitutional. But GOOD NEWS -- when the 2021 session ended (April 1), this measure DIED IN COMMITTEE -- YEA!!!


SB2454

   General aim: Enrollment of this state in a Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Description: An Act To Amend Section 3-7-1, Mississippi Code Of 1972, Relating To The Compact For A Balanced Budget To Revise The Membership Of Delegates To The Convention To Decide Issues On Behalf Of This Member State And To Extend The Sunset Provision Of The Compact; And For Related Purposes

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-18

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/history/SB/SB2454.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2021/html/SB/2400-2499/SB2454IN.htm

   Notes: After being referred to the Rules Committee on Feb. 1, it "died in committee" the next day!


SC507

   General aim: Specification for the selection and/or the conduct of delegates to an Article V convention

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution To Provide For The Selection And Authority Of Commissioners To Attend An Article V Convention Called For Proposing Amendments To The United States Constitution

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-05

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/history/SC/SC0507.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2021/html/SC/SC0507IN.htm

   Notes: GOOD NEWS -- when the 2021 session ended (April 1), this measure DIED IN COMMITTEE!!!


SC522

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Applies for an amendments convention to be called for the purpose of proposing an amendment which shall provide that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate states

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-18

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/history/SC/SC0522.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2021/html/SC/SC0522IN.htm

   Notes: GOOD NEWS -- when the 2021 session ended (April 1), this measure DIED IN COMMITTEE!!!


SC523

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution Applying For A United States Constitution Article V Amendments Convention Specifically Relating To A Federal Balanced Budget Requirement

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-18

   Status page: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/history/SC/SC0523.xml

   Committee it's currently in: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2021/pdf/Senate_cmtes/RU.xml

   Text of measure: http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2021/html/SC/SC0523IN.htm

   Notes: GOOD NEWS -- when the 2021 session ended (April 1), this measure DIED IN COMMITTEE!!!


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Missouri

HB836

   General aim: Specification for the selection and/or the conduct of delegates to an Article V convention

   Description: Establishes provisions for the appointment and duties of commissioners to attend an Article V convention

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-14

   Status page: https://www.house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HB836&year=2021&code=R

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.house.mo.gov/Committees.aspx?category=all&committee=2493&year=2021&code=R

   Text of measure: https://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills211/hlrbillspdf/1803H.01I.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a General Laws Committee-hearing on Mar. 22, 2021, and Executive (i.e., voting) session on Mar. 29 -- where they voted (11-4) to PASS it! It's now in the House Rules - Legislative Oversight Committee; however, the session ended, for all practical purposes, on May 14 at 6 pm -- and this measure does NOT carry over! YAY!!!


HCR17

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Calls for an Article V convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution placing limits on the federal government

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-25

   Status page: https://www.house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HCR17&year=2021&code=R

   Text of measure: https://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills211/hlrbillspdf/1882H.01I.pdf

   Notes: The measure had a committee-hearing on Mar. 1, 2021; and on Mar. 8, the committee voted it "do pass"!! Then it went to the House Rules - Legislative Oversight Committee; and they voted it "Do Pass" as well (on Mar. 29). Then it went to the full House; however, the session ended, for all practical purposes, on May 14 at 6 pm -- and this measure does NOT carry over! YAY!!! (This resolution basically REMOVES the (five-year) "sunset" provision that was on the COS resolution SCR4 as adopted by the Ninety-ninth General Assembly, First Regular Session.)


HCR36

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Calls for an Article V convention for the purpose of amending the United States Constitution to establish term limits for members of Congress

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-17

   Status page: https://www.house.mo.gov/Bill.aspx?bill=HCR36&year=2021&code=R

   Text of measure: https://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills211/hlrbillspdf/2407H.01I.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a General Laws Committee-hearing on Mar. 8, 2021, and Executive (i.e., voting) session on Mar. 22 -- where they voted (11-4) to PASS it. Then it went to the House Rules - Legislative Oversight Committee; and they voted it "Do Pass" as well (on Apr. 7). Then it went to the full House; however, the session ended, for all practical purposes, on May 14 at 6 pm -- and this measure does NOT carry over! YAY!!!


SB231

   General aim: Specification for the selection and/or the conduct of delegates to an Article V convention

   Description: Creates procedures for the appointment of commissioners to a convention called under Article V of the U.S. Constitution

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-06

   Status page: https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=54242151

   Text of measure: https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=54242151

   Notes: Had a hearing by its committee, Feb 23! And the committee voted it "Do Pass"!! Let all the Missouri state senators know that delegate laws don't work, they're just a smokescreen over the truth that A5 conventions can't be controlled!! However, the session ended, for all practical purposes, on May 14 at 6 pm -- and this measure does NOT carry over! YAY!!!


SCR1

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Calls for an Article V Convention of states to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to authorize the several states to repeal certain federal actions.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-07

   Status page: https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=55601388

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.senate.mo.gov/RJRR/

   Text of measure: https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=55601388

   Notes: Hearing by its committee: Feb 23 @ 9:00 am in Senate Lounge! However, the session ended, for all practical purposes, on May 14 at 6 pm -- and this measure does NOT carry over! YAY!!!


SCR4

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   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 repeals and supercedes the application for an Article V Convention adopted by the General Assembly in SCR 4 (2017).

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-13

   Status page: https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=55902801

   Text of measure: https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=55902801

   Notes: Had a hearing by its committee, Feb 23! And on Mar 23, the committee voted it "Do Pass"! However, the session ended, for all practical purposes, on May 14 at 6 pm -- and this measure does NOT carry over! YAY!!!


SCR8

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Relating to an application 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; Be It Further Resolved that this application hereby repeals, rescinds, cancels, renders null and void... and supercedes the application to the Congress of the United States for a convention under Article V of the Constitution of the United States by this state in Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 40 as adopted by the Ninety-ninth General Assembly, Second Regular Session

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-02

   Status page: https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=57168512

   Text of measure: https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/BTS_Web/BillText.aspx?SessionType=R&BillID=57168512

   Notes: Had a hearing by its committee, on Mar 30, and on April 20 the committee voted it "Do Pass"! However, the session ended, for all practical purposes, on May 14 at 6 pm -- and this measure does NOT carry over! YAY!!! (This measure is to replace Missouri's Term Limits application that passed in 2018 (SCR40), which has a "sunset," i.e. expiry, provision.)


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Montana

HJ13

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Description: Applies 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 an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring that in the absence of a national emergency the total of all federal outlays made by the Congress for any fiscal year may not exceed the total of all estimated federal revenues for that fiscal year, together with any related and appropriate fiscal restraints

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-18

   Status page: https://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0210W$BSIV.ActionQuery?P_BILL_NO1=13&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=HJ&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SESS=20211

   Latest scheduled hearing link: http://sg001-harmony.sliq.net/00309/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20170221/-1/40522?agendaId=191206#agenda_

   Text of measure: https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2021/billhtml/HJ0013.htm

   Notes: The measure had a committee-hearing Feb. 24 -- and the committee ended up tabling it! In Montana, "In addition to setting aside bills that are later taken up, this motion ['tabling' the bill] is traditionally the motion used [by a committee] to dispose of a bill without requiring consideration by the Committee of the Whole." So, this seems likely to have killed the resolution; anyway. it must get out of the committee by 2/26, or it will miss the Crossover Deadline (for the House to transmit it to the Senate)!!


SJ2

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Resolution for Article V of US Constitution convention of states

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-18

   Status page: https://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0210W$BSIV.ActionQuery?P_BILL_NO1=2&P_BLTP_BILL_TYP_CD=SJ&Z_ACTION=Find&P_SESS=20211

   Committee it's currently in: Senate Judiciary Committee: see https://laws.leg.mt.gov/legprd/LAW0240W$CMTE.ActionQuery?P_SESS=20211&P_COM_NM=%28S%29+Judiciary&P_ACTN_DTM=&U_ACTN_DTM=&Z_ACTION2=Find#cm_table

   Text of measure: https://leg.mt.gov/bills/2021/billhtml/SJ0002.htm

   Notes: Had a hearing on Jan. 22, 2021. The vote came later, on Jan. 26 -- and GOOD NEWS!! The committee voted 7-4 to "table" the resolution: in Montana, "In addition to setting aside bills that are later taken up, this motion ['tabling' the bill] is traditionally the motion used [by a committee] to dispose of a bill without requiring consideration by the Committee of the Whole." So, this seemed likely to have killed the resolution. However, on Feb. 9 the Senate voted to "take the measure from its committee"! And the next day, they voted on a motion of passing it (to the House); but thankfully, it failed, 24-26!! And then they voted 31-19 to postpone it indefinitely!! Now nothing can salvage it except a delayed vote to reconsider -- but reconsidering it would require a 2/3 majority -- which ain't gonna happen!! YAY!!!


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Nebraska

LB195

   General aim: Specification for the selection and/or the conduct of delegates to an Article V convention

   Description: Adopt the Faithful Delegate to Federal Article V Convention Act

   Date introduced: 2021-01-08

   Status page: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=43687

   Committee it's currently in: http://news.legislature.ne.gov/gov/

   Latest scheduled hearing link: By its committee, on Feb. 10, 2021, at 1:30 pm in Room 1507: https://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/calendar/hearings.php?CommitteeID=7

   Text of measure: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/107/PDF/Intro/LB195.pdf

   Notes: The measure had a first hearing, by its committee (Government, Military and Veterans Affairs), on Feb. 10, 2021! Tell the committee to vote NO!!


LR14

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Resolution to Congress for convention of the states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution

   Date introduced: 2021-01-08

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

   Status page: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=43688

   Text of measure: https://nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/107/PDF/Intro/LR14.pdf

   Notes: The measure had a first hearing, by its committee (Government, Military and Veterans Affairs), on Feb. 10, 2021. And Sen. Halloran made it his "priority" bill. But since it didn't get passed out of committee, he had to make a "pull" motion, on the Senate floor, and hope it would pass, in order to see his measure get to the Senate floor for a vote. He tried this on April 23 (2021). But this "pull" motion needed a "Constitutional Majority" of 25 votes (majority of the senators elected) to succeed; and he got only 23 votes! And, according to the Senate Rules, not even a motion for "reconsideration" could save this measure: Rule 3, Sec. 20 (d), puts it this way: "Any time any member attempts to take a bill from committee [via 'pull' motion] to be placed on General File, the bill shall stand indefinitely postponed and shall not be subject to reconsideration if the motion fails to receive a majority vote of the members elected to the Legislature." AH, but the nefarious, duplicitous COS team was not finished with LR14: Sen. Flood moved to SUSPEND the rule -- thus, making LR14 NO LONGER "indefinitely postponed". He needed 30 votes to accomplish this feat. And, almost unbelievably, the COS team managed to scrape 30 votes together -- passing Sen. Flood's motion, on May 25 (Y: 30 N: 14 NV: 2 Abs: 3)!! Then, since Sen. Halloran had recently made a "deal" to vote for it (finally) if it came back to its committee, it passed committee, after years of being stuck there!! So, the measure is now in the Senate "General File"; however, on May 27 the legislature adjourned its 2021 Regular Session. The measure will carry over, though, to 2022!! LET'S TELL THE SENATORS they should stop making shady deals to pass wicked measures -- and, VOTE NO on LR 14!!!!


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Nevada

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New Hampshire

HCR1

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: This bill urges Congress to practice fiscal restraint and applies to Congress for a Constitutional Convention to propose 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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-09

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

   Status page: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Bill_status.aspx?lsr=0279&sy=2021&txtsessionyear=2021&txtbillnumber=hcr1&sortoption=billnumber

   Latest scheduled hearing link: The measure's Public Hearing (by its current committee) was on 01/29/2021; its Executive Session will be on Feb. 12 (see Notes below).

   Text of measure: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?id=286&txtFormat=html&sy=2021

   Notes: The measure had a committee hearing on Fri., Jan. 29. The Executive session, where they voted on it, was Feb. 12; they issued their report on Feb. 16 -- and GOOD NEWS!! The committee voted OVERWHELMINGLY (19-2) that the measure is "Inexpedient to Legislate"!! The measure will now go to the full House floor; but our chances are now GOOD!! Let's back up this committee vote, by telling the representatives that the measure REALLY IS, SUPER-inexpedient to legislate!! Update: 2021-02-25 - "Special Order to Regular Calendar of next Session day Without Objection"!!


HCR4

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: This resolution calls for a constitutional convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution stating that a right to abortion is not secured by the Constitution.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-06

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

   Status page: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/Bill_status.aspx?lsr=0800&sy=2021&txtsessionyear=2021&txtbillnumber=HCR4&sortoption=

   Latest scheduled hearing link: The measure's Public Hearing (by its current committee) was on 01/29/2021; its Executive Session will be on Feb. 12 (see Notes below).

   Text of measure: http://gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/billText.aspx?id=800&txtFormat=html&sy=2021

   Notes: The measure had a committee hearing on Fri., Jan. 29. The Executive session, where they voted on it, was Feb. 12; they issued their report on Feb. 16 -- and GOOD NEWS!! The committee voted UNANIMOUSLY (21-0) that the measure is "Inexpedient to Legislate"!! The measure will now go to the full House floor; but our chances are now GOOD!! Let's back up this committee vote, by telling the representatives that the measure REALLY IS, SUPER-inexpedient to legislate!!


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New Jersey

ACR98

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Applies to Congress for an Article V Convention of States to limit certain powers of the federal government and terms of office.

   Originated in: General Assembly

   Date introduced: 2020-02-03

   Status page: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=ACR98

   Committee it's currently in: Go here and click on "State and Local Government" in the Assembly committee-list: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/committees/ShowCommittee.asp

   Text of measure: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/ACR/98_I1.HTM


SCR14

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution applying to the Congress of the United States for the calling of an Article V Convention of States for the purpose of limiting certain powers of the federal government.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2020-01-14

   Status page: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=SCR14

   Committee it's currently in: Click on "State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation" Committee in webpage at https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/committees/Committees.asp?House=S

   Text of measure: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/SCR/14_I1.HTM


SCR143

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Concurrent resolution applies to the United States Congress for the calling of an Article V Convention of the States to consider potential amendments to the United States Constitution. These amendments would require a balanced federal budget, impose term limits on members of Congress and Justices of the Supreme Court, and change the distribution of electoral college votes for presidential candidates to the Congressional District Method currently used in Maine and Nebraska

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-09

   Status page: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bills/BillView.asp?BillNumber=SCR143

   Committee it's currently in: Go here and click on "State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation": https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/committees/ShowCommittee.asp

   Text of measure: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/SCR/143_I1.HTM


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New Mexico

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New York

A00428

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

   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.

   Originated in: Assembly

   Date introduced: 2021-01-06

   Status page: https://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A00428&term=2021&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Committee%26nbspVotes=Y&Floor%26nbspVotes=Y&Text=Y

   Committee it's currently in: https://assembly.state.ny.us/comm/?id=13

   Text of measure: https://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?default_fld=&leg_video=&bn=A00428&term=2021&Summary=Y&Actions=Y&Committee%26nbspVotes=Y&Floor%26nbspVotes=Y&Text=Y#jump_to_Text


B00372

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   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 limit the terms of office for members of Congress

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-12

   Status page: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/resolutions/2021/b372

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

   Text of measure: https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2021/B372


C00168

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   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 government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and limit the terms of office for members of Congress and other federal officials

   Originated in: Assembly

   Date introduced: 2021-04-19

   Status page: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/resolutions/2021/c168

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

   Text of measure: https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2021/C168


S01070

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

   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.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-06

   Status page: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S1070

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

   Text of measure: https://legislation.nysenate.gov/pdf/bills/2021/s1070


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North Carolina

H172

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Application to Congress, as provided by Article V of the Constitution of the United States of America, to call a convention limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America 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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-25

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2021-03-17

   Status page: https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/H172

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.ncleg.gov/Committees/CommitteeInfo/SenateStanding/148

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.ncleg.gov/Committees/NoticeDocument/508/Judiciary-1-Tue--3921-at-1100-AM

   Text of measure: https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2021/Bills/House/PDF/H172v2.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a committee-hearing on Tues., Mar. 9, 2021 -- and the committee "reported favorably" (whereupon it was re-referred to the Committee On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House -- which reported likewise)!! And on Mar. 17, it passed the full House!! Now it's in the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate -- where we need to put the brakes on it, by warning ALL N.C. state senators of the extreme danger, in the current environment, of calling an A5C!!!


H233

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Calling of a 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 and for members of Congress

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-03-04

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2021-05-05

   Status page: https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/H233

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.ncleg.gov/Committees/CommitteeInfo/SenateStanding/148

   Text of measure: https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2021/Bills/House/PDF/H233v1.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a hearing, before its House committee, on April 21; and the committee recommended to pass it! But finally, on May 5th, the whole House passed it!! It's now in the Senate Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate. Notify all North Carolina state Senators, that an Article V convention promises NO benefits, but MASSIVE risks, for our republic!!!


S414

   General aim: Enrollment of this state in a Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Description: Applies to Congress for the calling of a convention for proposing amendments limited to the subject matter of proposing for ratification the Balanced Budget Amendment to refer the Balanced Budget Amendment to the States for ratification by three-fourths of their respective Legislatures

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-30

   Status page: https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/S414

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.ncleg.gov/Committees/CommitteeInfo/SenateStanding/148

   Text of measure: https://www.ncleg.gov/Sessions/2021/Bills/Senate/PDF/S414v1.pdf


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North Dakota

1429

   General aim: Enrollment of this state in a Compact for a Balanced Budget

   Description: A BILL for an Act to amend and reenact section 54-03.3-01 of the North Dakota Century Code, relating to the compact for a balanced budget

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-18

   Status page: https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/bill-actions/ba1429.html

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/bill-index/bi1429.html

   Notes: This one passed committee on 2/8/21, and then passed the whole House on Feb. 18 (75-19)! Then on Mar. 18, it was passed by the Government and Veteran Affairs Committee in the Senate; and on Mar. 22, by the whole Senate. (This bill extends to 2031 the expiry date for the compact.)


3033

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: A concurrent resolution calling for a convention to amend the United States Constitution to impose term limits on members of Congress

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-05

   Status page: https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/bill-actions/ba3033.html

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/bill-index/bi3033.html

   Notes: Hearing by its committee was on Feb 19; then on Feb. 22, the committee voted it "Do Pass"! But on the floor of the House, on Mar. 3, this measure went down to an astonishing defeat -- by a vote of 26 "yea" and 65 "nay"!! WOO HOO!!!!


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Ohio

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Oklahoma

HJR1015

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Description: A Joint Resolution making two separate applications to the United States Congress to call a convention of the states under Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution related to balancing the federal budget, imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limiting the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-01

   Status page: http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=hjr1015&Session=2100

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.okhouse.gov/Committees/CommitteeMembers.aspx?CommID=436&SubCommID=0

   Text of measure: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20INT/hres/HJR1015%20INT.PDF

   Notes: This resolution (pre-filed) contains two separate Art. V convention applications: BBA and COS.


SJR22

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: A Joint Resolution calling a convention of states under Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution related to impeachment proceedings for a standing President

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-01

   Status page: http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=sjr22&Session=2100

   Committee it's currently in: https://oksenate.gov/committees/rules

   Text of measure: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20INT/SRES/SJR22%20INT.PDF

   Notes: (pre-filed.)


SJR23

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Description: A Joint Resolution naming the resolution and making two separate applications to the United States Congress to call a convention of the states under Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing amendments to the United States Constitution related to balancing the federal budget,imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limiting the terms of office for its officials and for members of Congress

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-01

   Status page: http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=sjr23&Session=2100

   Text of measure: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20INT/SRES/SJR23%20INT.PDF

   Notes: This resolution (pre-filed) contains two separate Art. V convention applications: BBA and COS. It had a hearing on Feb. 24, and the committee passed it, 10-2!! Then on Mar. 2, it passed the Senate, 37-10!! And, not too surprisingly, this measure -- which merely removes the sunset provision on the current, BBA-and-COS resolution they passed a few years back -- did pass the House as well, on April 20th.


SJR25

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: A Joint Resolution making an application to the United States Congress to call a convention of the states under Article V of the United States Constitution for the purpose of proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution related to proposing requirements for voting procedures for the states

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-01

   Status page: http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=sjr25&Session=2100

   Committee it's currently in: https://oksenate.gov/committees/rules

   Text of measure: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2021-22%20INT/SRES/SJR25%20INT.PDF

   Notes: (pre-filed.)


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Oregon

HJM1

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

   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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-11

   Status page: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HJM1

   Committee it's currently in: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Committees/HRULES/Overview

   Text of measure: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HJM1


HJM4

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-11

   Status page: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Measures/Overview/HJM4

   Committee it's currently in: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Committees/HRULES/Overview

   Text of measure: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2021R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HJM4


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Pennsylvania

HR57

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution petitioning the Congress of the United States to call a convention of states limited to a congressional term limit amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-24

   Status page: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2021&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=57

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

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/BillInfo.cfm?syear=2021&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=57


SR67

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: A Concurrent Resolution directing the Congress of the United States to call a convention limited to proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America to require that the Supreme Court of the United States be composed of nine justices

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-05-05

   Status page: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/bill_history.cfm?syear=2021&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=67

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

   Text of measure: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&sessYr=2021&sessInd=0&billBody=S&billTyp=R&billNbr=0067&pn=0716


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Rhode Island

S0426

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: JOINT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO CALL A CONVENTION OF STATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO SET A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TERMS THAT A PERSON MAY BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND TO SET A LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TERMS THAT A PERSON MAY BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE U.S. SENATE

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-25

   Status page: http://status.rilin.state.ri.us/

   Committee it's currently in: http://webserver.rilegislature.gov/ComMembers/ComMemS.asp?ComChoiceS=SJUD

   Text of measure: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText21/SenateText21/S0426.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a committee-hearing on Mar. 18, 2021 -- and, GOOD NEWS!! The committee said the measure needed to be "held for further study"! That's a big YAY!!!


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South Carolina

H3205

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: 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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2020-12-09

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2021-05-11

   Status page: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=3205&session=124&summary=B

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/agendas/124h11083.pdf

   Text of measure: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/3205.htm

   Notes: This measure was to have a committee-hearing on Mar. 18, 2021! And on April 21, the committee voted in favor -- as the whole House did on May 11! Now it's in the Senate Judiciary Committee! Let's write the WHOLE S.C. Senate, to get ahead of things -- and tell them to vote NO on H. 3205 (Convention of States)!!


H3663

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: 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 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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-14

   Status page: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=3663&session=124&summary=B

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

   Text of measure: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/3663.htm


S0033

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: 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

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2020-12-09

   Status page: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=0033&session=124&summary=B

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=11210&part=1

   Text of measure: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/33.htm

   Notes: Had a hearing, on April 14 (3 pm), before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee: the full Judiciary committee is next!


S0133

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: 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 Delegates To A Convention Of The States As Well As Limitations Upon Their Authority

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2020-12-09

   Status page: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=0133&session=124&summary=B

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=11210&part=1

   Text of measure: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/133.htm

   Notes: Had a hearing, on April 14 (3 pm), before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee: the full Judiciary committee is next!


S0141

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Balanced Budget Amendment

   Description: 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

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2020-12-09

   Status page: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=0141&session=124&summary=B

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=11210&part=1

   Text of measure: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/141.htm

   Notes: Had a hearing, on April 14 (3 pm), before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee: the full Judiciary committee is next!


S0363

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: 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 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

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2020-12-09

   Status page: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/billsearch.php?billnumbers=0363&session=124&summary=B

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/video/archives.php?key=11210&part=1

   Text of measure: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess124_2021-2022/bills/363.htm

   Notes: Had a hearing, on April 14 (3 pm), before a subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee: the full Judiciary committee is next!


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South Dakota

HJR5001

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: 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, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-19

   Status page: https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/21936

   Committee it's currently in: https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Committee/498/Detail

   Text of measure: https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/21936/211655

   Notes: At its committee hearing on Feb. 1st 2021, HJR 5001 was voted down -- and THEN, "deferred to the 41st Day" -- which means, the committee cannot take it up again that session! (The 41st legislative day is the day after the session closes!) So, the only way it can reach the House floor is if at least 24 representatives vote to "smoke it out" of committee -- which to happen, must occur within three legislative days -- which it didn't!! YAY -- this thing looks dead!!!


SJR502

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: 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, to limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, and to limit the terms of office for federal officials and members of Congress

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-03

   Status page: https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22435

   Committee it's currently in: https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Committee/515/Detail

   Text of measure: https://sdlegislature.gov/Session/Bill/22435/215771

   Notes: This one had a committee hearing on 2/24/21 -- and, GOOD NEWS!!! The vote to pass the measure FAILED, and then a vote to "Defer the measure to the 41st legislative day" PASSED!! Now, the only way it's likely to survive is if the Senate votes to "smoke it out" of committee -- but that can happen only "if no more than three legislative days have passed since the committee reported that the bill or resolution was tabled or deferred to the 41st legislative day", and only "if the motion is supported by the vote of one-third or more of the members-elect"!!


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Tennessee

HJR0008

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Makes application to Congress for the purpose of calling an Article V convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to set a limit on the number of terms to which a person may be elected as a member of the Congress of the United States.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-06

   Date it passed the House of Representatives: 2021-04-08

   Status page: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/Billinfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=HJR0008&ga=112

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

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/calendar/CalendarOrders.aspx?CalendarID=28627

   Text of measure: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/112/Bill/HJR0008.pdf

   Notes: This one had a subcommittee hearing March 3, 2021 -- and then a hearing by its main committee March 9 -- who recommended it for passage!! Then, on April 8th, the House passed it!! SO: Let's TELL the WHOLE Tennessee Senate, that an Article V convention is a BAD idea (and so are term limits, for that matter)!!


SJR0199

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Makes application to Congress for the purpose of calling an Article V convention to propose an amendment to the United States Constitution to set a limit on the number of terms to which a person may be elected as a member of the Congress of the United States

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-03

   Status page: https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/Billinfo/default.aspx?BillNumber=SJR0199&ga=112

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

   Text of measure: https://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/112/Bill/SJR0199.pdf

   Notes: This measure was scheduled, on the committee's calendar, for a hearing on April 6, 2021!! Let's tell the committee that an A5C is a BAD idea, in this political age!!


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Texas

HJR15

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   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 prohibit abortion, euthanasia, and certain other acts.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-01-12

   Status page: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HJR15

   Committee it's currently in: https://capitol.texas.gov/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=87R&CmteCode=C450

   Text of measure: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HJ00015I.htm

   Notes: This measure appears dead, the legislature having adjourned for 2021!


HJR45

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   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 number of justices of the United States Supreme Court to nine

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2020-12-14

   Status page: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HJR45

   Committee it's currently in: https://capitol.texas.gov/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=87R&CmteCode=C450

   Text of measure: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HJR45

   Notes: This measure appears dead, the legislature having adjourned for 2021!


HJR95

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   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 number of terms that a person may be elected to Congress.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-22

   Status page: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HJR95

   Committee it's currently in: https://capitol.texas.gov/Committees/MembershipCmte.aspx?LegSess=87R&CmteCode=C450

   Text of measure: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/87R/billtext/html/HJ00095I.htm

   Notes: This measure appears dead, the legislature having adjourned for 2021!


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Utah

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Vermont

JRH003

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: General Assembly requests that the convention of the States be 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

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-05

   Status page: https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/J.R.H.3

   Committee it's currently in: https://legislature.vermont.gov/committee/detail/2022/195

   Text of measure: https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2022/Docs/RESOLUTN/JRH003/JRH003%20As%20Introduced.pdf


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Virginia

HJR516

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: United States Constitution; application for a convention of the states. Makes application to Congress to call a convention of the states to propose 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.

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Date introduced: 2020-12-03

   Status page: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+sum+HJ516

   Committee it's currently in: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+com+H20

   Text of measure: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?211+ful+HJ516

   Notes: On Feb. 5, it was "Left in Rules." That's saying that it missed the (Feb. 5) Crossover Deadline. YAY -- this one's DEAD!!!!


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Washington

HJM4001

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   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.

   Originated in: House of Representatives

   Date introduced: 2021-02-10

   Status page: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=4001&Year=2021&Initiative=false

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

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/House%20Joint%20Memorials/4001-Constitutional%20convention.pdf?q=20210212183020


SJM8000

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   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 limit terms of office for federal officials and for members of Congress.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2020-12-15

   Status page: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=8000&Year=2021&Initiative=false

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

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Joint%20Memorials/8000-Constitutional%20convention.pdf?q=20210112102450


SJM8002

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

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

   Description: Requesting an amendment to the United States Constitution on campaign finance reform...or Congress to call a limited convention for the exclusive purpose of proposing amendments

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-01-14

   Status page: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=8002&Year=2021&Initiative=false

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

   Text of measure: http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2021-22/Pdf/Bills/Senate%20Joint%20Memorials/8002-Campaign%20finance%20reform.pdf

   Notes: The committee had a hearing on this measure, 1/29/2021; then, at the Executive Session for it, on 2/5/2021, they voted 3-2, for passage! But then, it went back to the Rules committee -- where, on Mar. 17, it was sent to the "Senate X File" -- i.e., OBLIVION! YAY!! (Note, this resolution is a time-conditioned Con-con call: "[I]f Congress does not propose a constitutional amendment satisfying the principles described herein by November 5, 2024, then this memorial constitutes a petition by the state of Washington, 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, as prescribed previously herein, to the Constitution of the United States of America".)


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West Virginia

HCR5

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: To provide an Article 5 convention in order to propose an amendment to the US Constitution where 3/5 of the states could overturn a federal law.

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Date introduced: 2021-02-19

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2021&sessiontype=RS&input4=5&billtype=CR&houseorig=H&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/house/HouseCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=hcr5%20intr.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=5&houseorig=H&billtype=CR

   Notes: This one was to have a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on Monday, April 5th, at 9:00 AM! But now, the 2021 Regular Session has ended; so, for all intents and purposes, this one is DEAD! (YAY!!!)


HCR9

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Applying to and urging Congress to call a convention of the states, under the authority reserved to the states in Article V of the United States Constitution, limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States to limit the terms of office 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.

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Date introduced: 2021-02-23

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2021&sessiontype=RS&input4=9&billtype=CR&houseorig=H&btype=res

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=hcr9%20intr.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=9&houseorig=H&billtype=CR

   Notes: The measure had a hearing before the House Government Organization committee Mar. 2, 2021 -- and they passed it!! The next day it went to the House Rules Committee; and they passed it too (Mar. 12). Then the House passed it, on Mar. 15; and less than a week later, Mar. 22, the Senate had passed it -- on a VOICE VOTE!! This one needs a QUICK RESCISSION!!!


HCR29

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: 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

   Originated in: House of Delegates

   Date introduced: 2021-03-09

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2021&sessiontype=RS&input4=29&billtype=CR&houseorig=H&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/house/HouseCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=hcr29%20intr.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=29&houseorig=H&billtype=CR

   Notes: This one was to have a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee on Monday, April 5th, at 9:00 AM! But now, the 2021 Regular Session has ended; so, for all intents and purposes, this one is DEAD! (YAY!!!)


SB332

   General aim: Specification for the selection and/or the conduct of delegates to an Article V convention

   Description: Providing procedure for WV to select delegates to Article V Convention

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-18

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Bills_history.cfm?input=332&year=2021&sessiontype=RS&btype=bill

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SB332%20INTR.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=332

   Notes: What a strange course this one took, just before the session ended! (Remember, bills left pending in the House can carry over to 2022!) The measure had a hearing Feb 26, in the Senate Judiciary Committee -- and they passed it, March 1st. Then the whole Senate passed it, three days later! Then it was in the House Judiciary Committee, and SCHEDULED FOR A HEARING on Monday, April 5th; they passed it, but not before someone tried to amend a whole Convention of States A5C application INTO this DELEGATES bill!! Fortunately, that amendment was rejected by the House Speaker (I believe it was), who ruled it "not germane"! Then the House passed it -- but with a minor amendment that entailed that it must go back to the Senate for reconciliation -- and all this is happening on the day before the session ends!! Well, stunningly, the Senate sponsor of the measure tries the same trick -- he gets a whole Convention of States application right into the bill! But that meant it must go BACK to the House -- on the last day of the session; and for lack of time or some other reason, it never came up on the House floor, before the midnight cutoff!! And now, the 2021 Regular Session has ended; so, for all intents and purposes, this one is DEAD! (YAY!!!)


SCR5

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Urging Congress call a convention of the states, under the authority reserved to the states in Article V of the United States Constitution, 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.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-19

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2021&sessiontype=RS&input4=5&billtype=CR&houseorig=S&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/house/HouseCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SCR5%20INTR.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=5&houseorig=S&billtype=CR

   Notes: The Senate passed this measure on 3/23/21; and two days later, it found itself in the House Judiciary Committee. But now, the 2021 Regular Session has ended; so, for all intents and purposes, this one is DEAD! (YAY!!!)


SCR10

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Applying to and urging Congress to call a convention of the states, under the authority reserved to the states in Article V of the United States Constitution, limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States to limit the terms of office 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.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-01

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2021&sessiontype=RS&input4=10&billtype=CR&houseorig=S&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/senate/SenateCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SCR10%20INTR.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=10&houseorig=S&billtype=CR


SCR12

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   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 limits to the power and jurisdiction of the federal government by allowing the state legislatures of the United States to pass legislation to override certain federal laws deemed too onerous or restrictive.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-04

   Status page: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/Resolution_History.cfm?year=2021&sessiontype=RS&input4=12&billtype=CR&houseorig=S&btype=res

   Committee it's currently in: https://www.wvlegislature.gov/committees/senate/SenateCommittee.cfm?Chart=jud

   Text of measure: http://www.wvlegislature.gov/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=SCR12%20INTR.htm&yr=2021&sesstype=RS&i=12&houseorig=S&billtype=CR


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Wisconsin

AJR9

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Applies 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

   Originated in: Assembly

   Date introduced: 2021-02-24

   Date it passed the Assembly: 2021-05-11

   Status page: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/proposals/reg/asm/joint_resolution/ajr9

   Committee it's currently in: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/committees/senate/2283

   Latest scheduled hearing link: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1600689

   Text of measure: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/related/proposals/ajr9

   Notes: AJR 9 had a hearing in the Assembly Constitution and Ethics Committee, March 3, 2021; and on Mar. 10, they recommended its passage (as amended). And on May 11, it passed the Assembly (58-36)! Now it's in the Senate Committee on Senate Organization. Let's contact all Wisconsin state Senators, RIGHT AWAY, and tell them that a Convention of States is WAY TOO RISKY in the current political environment!!


AJR16

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: Applying to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention to propose an amendment establishing term limits for members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate

   Originated in: Assembly

   Date introduced: 2021-03-10

   Status page: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/proposals/reg/asm/joint_resolution/ajr16

   Committee it's currently in: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/committees/assembly/2357

   Text of measure: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/related/proposals/ajr16.pdf

   Notes: AJR 16 had a hearing on April 20! Let's contact all Assembly Representatives, RIGHT AWAY, and tell them that a Convention of States is WAY TOO RISKY in the current political environment!!


SJR8

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Relating to: Convention of the States for one or more Constitutional amendments restraining abuses of power by the federal government.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-02-11

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

   Status page: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/proposals/reg/sen/joint_resolution/sjr8

   Text of measure: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/related/proposals/sjr8

   Notes: This measure had a committee hearing 3/24/21 -- and on April 9, they passed it, 3-2! Let all the Wisconsin State senators hear your opposition to a (Constitution-risking!) Article V convention!!


SJR12

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Description: pplying to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention to propose an amendment establishing term limits for members of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-03

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

   Status page: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/proposals/reg/sen/joint_resolution/sjr12

   Text of measure: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2021/related/proposals/sjr12.pdf

   Notes: This measure had a committee hearing 3/24/21 -- and on April 9, they passed it, 3-2! Let all the Wisconsin State senators hear your opposition to a (Constitution-risking!) Article V convention!!


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Wyoming

SJ0002

   General aim: Application for Congress to call an Article V convention

   Model Resolution: Convention of States

   Description: Applies to Congress, under the provisions of Article 21 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

   Originated in: Senate

   Date introduced: 2021-03-01

   Status page: https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2021/SJ0002

   Text of measure: https://www.wyoleg.gov/Legislation/2021/SJ0002

   Notes: This Convention of States measure was formally introduced on Mar. 1, 2021; and by a week later, it had passed its Senate Committee (by a vote of 3-2), and been placed on the "General File" in the Senate! The floor debate, and a vote, came on Mar. 17 -- and, GOOD NEWS -- the Committee of the Whole (Senate) voted it DOWN, 14-16!! YAY TEAM!!!!


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